Poland vs Italy
Italy has not won since may 28. The victory in a friendly match with Saudi Arabia is the only one for the year, although Azzurri played ten matches. The last win in the official match happened on the ninth of October 2017, in the selection for the world Cup, on the field of Albania - 1:0. Since then-ten games (four official, six control), one victory, five draws, four defeats, the difference goals 7:12. Zero Italy has not played the second play-off match against Sweden – the Squadra Azzurra have conceded in eight matches in a row.
These statistics are enough to describe how bad things are in Italy. Under the leadership of Roberto Mancini, the team did not start very well in the League of Nations, gaining one in two rounds. A victory in Poland will leave Italy in League A, a draw and a defeat will send her to League B.
With Ukraine, Italy had a great first half-not enough only the implementation of the moments. Therefore, changes in the starting line-up are likely to be minimal. Perhaps from the first minutes will Ciro Immobile, but the striker shows good performance for Lazio, but against Ukraine, coming to replace, left an unconvincing impression. Doubt about the group's attack from Roberto Mancini far more than his colleagues Jerzy Brzeczek. To Robert Lewandowski added another scorer - Krzysztof Piątek scores the most in Serie A, playing for Genoa, and has already opened the scoring in the national team in the match against Portugal.
After a pause, Genoa plays with Juventus, but Piątek will meet with a pair of Bonucci-Chiellini before his teammates. In the team they look not quite impenetrable, like the club, and the difference in class between Poland and Italy is now much smaller than that between Genoa and Juve. So it will be much easier to score here than in Serie A.
Poles didn't score in one of the last nine matches – in the world Cup when lost to Colombia 0:3. The defense of Italy allows the opponents a lot, and the presence of cool strikers should play into the hands of the hosts. Another thing is that the motivation of Italy is prohibitive – only a victory will save them from shame. Against Ukraine the positive change was noticeable.
Poland vs Italy prediction
|BTTS||Bet365||1.90||8||0-1 LOST (-8 units)|