Italy vs. Poland Match preview
On Sunday it’s scheduled for another UEFA Nations League fixture, Italy hosting Poland at Mapei Stadium. Only a point is separating these two teams ahead of the tie. The hosts are sitting second with six points while the opponents are leading the group with seven points after four matches.
In the previous Nations League game, Italy drew 1-1 with Netherlands, while the visitors cruised past Bosnia win a 3-0 victory.
Italy vs. Poland Match Facts
- Italy are undefeated in their last seven games, winning five while drawn three times in all competitions.
- Azzurri have registered five clean-sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions.
- Poland has registered three clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competition.
- The Eagles have won six, drawn once, and lost once in all competition.
- Italy have won three of five home matches in all competitions.
Italy vs. Poland Head to Head
These teams met in the year 1982 in the World Cup where Italy carried the day with a 2-0 win. The last encounter was in Nations League in the previous international break where they settled for a 1-1 draw.
These two teams have met four times in all the competitions, and Poland has failed to register any win against Poland.
Italy Team News
Italy could miss the services of Alessio Romagnoli as he is still nursing an injury.
Andrea Belotti is likely to return to the action on Sunday after serving his suspension for their last UEFA Nations League game.
The home side will be without Danilo D’Ambrosio who is serving a one-match ban.
Italy have quite a number of injury concerns and will be without at least seven players on Sunday and also their Head coach Roberto Mancini who is recovering from COVID-19.
Poland Team News
Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich has accumulated five yellow cards and now serves a one-match ban he won’t be available for Poland. The midfielder is likely to be replaced by Napoli ace Piotr Zielinski.
Poland’s boss Jerzy Brzęczek will determine who starts on the left wing either Kamil Jozwiak or Sebastian Szymanski.
Italy vs. Poland Prediction
Jerzy Brzęczek’s men currently sit top of Group A1 with seven points from four matches. A win for Reggio Emilia’s soldiers on Sunday will see them top the group with nine points, two above Poland.
Italy are unbeaten in this season’s Nations League so far having won one and drawn three of their matches. They’ve picked maximum points against the Netherlands following a 1-0 victory while registering three draws in the process.
Roberto Mancini’s men beat Estonia 4-0 in a friendly on Wednesday while Poland defeated Ukraine 2-0 on the same night. However, the Azzurri will be high on confidence heading into this clash and could be the defining fixture of this Nations League group.
Our topbets pundit is predicting a win for the hosts and Betway is backing the results with 1.65 odds while 1XBet is giving 1.69 odds.
Italy vs. Poland Goals Prediction – Under 2.5
These two teams have failed to produce more than two goals in their last three encounters, the most recent being a goalless draw. Therefore chances of scoring less than three goals are likely to be witnessed.
- 11 October 2020: Poland 0-0 Italy
- 14 October 2018: Poland 0-1 Italy
- 07 September 2018: Italy 1-1 Poland
- 11 November 2011: Poland 0-2 Italy
Betway is backing the under 2.5 market with 1.62 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.704.
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