The ITA vs POR match preview –
Italy and Portugal face off in what will be an intense game played in the UEFA Nation’s League.
The Italians are looking to get back to their best in the footballing world. Robert Mancini has been a project of taking this team back to the summit of international competitions immediately. With the squad at his disposal, it is hard to argue that Italy can definitely beat any side in the world if they get their act together. This is a make or break time for the four times FIFA World Cup Champions.
UEFA Euro Cup 2016 Winners Portugal are still healing from the wounds they faced at the FIFA World Cup. They went out against Uruguay in the Round of 16 and it was a difficult experience for them to digest. Cristiano Ronaldo tried to everything in his power to make sure his team were relevant enough to stay in contention, but their weaknesses were exposed repeatedly by every single team they faced. Coach Fernando Santos needs to do something different to make sure this side evolves with the changing times.
The ITA vs POR Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. Portugal vs Italy, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
ITA vs POR Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal. The ground has a capacity of 65,647 and it is going to be a sunny day in Lisbon with a 10% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Italy vs Portugal live?
The clash will take place at 12:15 AM (IST) on September 11th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
ITA vs POR recent form (Last six matches)
Italy – D L W D L D
Portugal– D L D W D W
ITA vs POR Head to head
Italy Won – 18
Portugal Won – 5
Not Decided – 2
ITA vs POR Team News:
- Andre Belotti or Ciro Immobile will be given the nod to start as the striker ahead of Mario Balotelli.
- Piero Pellegrini will be missing out on this game.
- Gianluigi Donnarumma is expected to be the safety net to the backline.
- Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is not with the squad that is playing these set of matches.
- Some changes in the defensive lineup can be expected after coach Fernando Santos left some people out against Croatia.
- Rui Patricio will be the goalkeeper for Portugal.
ITA vs POR Probable Playing 11:
Patricio (GK), Cancelo, Pepe, Dias/Cedric, Guerreiro, Neves, Carvalho, Silva, Pizzi, Guedes, Silva
Donnarumma (GK), Zappacosta, Bonnuci, Chiellini, Biraghi/Criscito, Gagliardini, Jorginho, Bonaventura/Benassi, Chiesa, Belotti/Immobile, Insigne
Players to look out for-
- Bernardo Silva
- Lorenzo Insigne
Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the action, and we could see some changes to the Portugal XI which played the last game.
Italy: Roberto Mancini has stated that he would definitely tweak his side ahead of this game with Mario Balotelli is likely to be benched or dropped after his no-show against Poland, so we are expecting Andrea Belotti or Ciro Immobile to start up front.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Italy vs Portugal –
We believe Italy might end up winning this cagey encounter.
ITA vs POR Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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