ITALY V POLAND BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
Another international match that plays on 7th of September is Italy v Poland in the UEFA Nations League. In this match, Italy is the favourite. However, in the last few games the team didn’t show themselves in the best light, so they will want to prove themselves. Therefore, the Italians are favourites at the bookies to win. The Italian squad really wants and needs this victory. The squad missed out on the World Cup in Russia, so the aim is to bounce back with a strong performance in the inaugural Nations League.
Poland, on the other hand, did play in the World Cup, but its performance in Russia was disappointing. The team lost its two opening matches in the group stage.
In the past, Italy and Poland have played 14 matches against each other; Italy has won 5 times, whilst Poland has won only three times.
Also, Italy has not lost a match on home soil for two years, and that is another reason why we believe they will be victorious.
Our Prediction For This Game:
This is something of a new beginning for Italy with a new coach and several inexperienced players included in the squad. That may mean they want to prove themselves.
Perhaps it’s indicative of the reputation that Italian football has harnessed over the years of being rather defensive, but the Catenaccio tactic is no longer prevalent in Azzuri and the team are expected to be much more open under Roberto Mancini.
Despite the new faces in the squad, the Italians should be able to cause Poland some serious problems and win this game.
The odds on Poland to win are low; therefore, we choose to bet on Italy winning this match, which 888sport values at 1.72.
As stated, the Azzuri are expected to be more open under Roberto Mancini. Also, Mario Balotelli has now returned after an injury. His record for his country is quite impressive… Balotelli scored 14 goals in just 35 caps.
Statistically, Italy has won one, lost one and drawn one under Roberto Mancini.
Poland did manage to make it to the World Cup. The White Eagles managed to finish above the likes of Denmark and Romania in qualifying but then struggled to show the best of their abilities at the tournament itself; the squad found itself out of the tournament after just two games, losing to both Senegal and Colombia, before restoring some pride with a win over Japan in the final game of the group stages.
Jerzy Brzeczek has taken over the managerial job and it seems that he doesn’t want to make too many changes on his first time in charge of the national team. They have a decent record against Italy over the years and will be out to prove that they are a totally different proposition under the new manager..
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ The Italians have a greater desire to win.
✓ Mario Balotelli has returned after injury.
✓ Poland managed just one win in three matches at the World Cup in Russia.
✘ Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Veratti and Stephan El Shaarawy will all be disappointed to miss out, whilst Claudio Marchisio is injured. No fewer than four uncapped players make up a large chunk of Mancini’s 30-man squad for this game against Poland.
Tip: Italy to win
Odds: 1.72 @888Sport
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