Italy – England International Friendly Match Preview 31/03/15
After obtaining different results in their qualification matches with England winning easily 4-0 against Lithuania and Italy managing a last gasp draw with Bulgaria, both teams will be making a few changes. To add to the obvious turn-over both sides will also have to do without some key players through injury too. Even if this clash is a friendly neither side will want to lose. Italy’s keeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to miss out on Tuesday with a minor ankle problem Conte will also be without Mattia Perin, Claudio Marchisio and Manuel Pasqual. Brazilian born striker Éder is likely to get his first start for the Azzurri having netted from the bench against Bulgaria, and he is in line to replace Simone Zaza and Manolo Gabbiadini could be given a chance ahead of Immobile. England on the other hand are without Leighton Baines, James Milner, Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck who have all returned to their clubs due to minor injury concerns. Harry Kane is in line to make his first start for the senior side having scored within 80 seconds of coming off the bench on his debut and Tottenham team mate, Mason will be hoping to get a chance sometime in the match.
Our Probable Formations:
Italy (18.104.22.168) Sirigu, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Candreva, Verratti, Parolo, Darmian, Vazquez, Eder and Immobile.
England (22.214.171.124) Hart, Clyne, Smalling, Cahill, Gibbs, Henderson, Carrick, Delph, Rooney Walcott and Kane.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
A top football prediction would have to take into consideration the fact that England men are currently running on a seven match winning streak since their exit at the 2014 World Cup and are unbeaten in their last seven away fixtures.
A betting expert underlines the fact that three of last four matches played between England and Italy have ended up as a 2-1 score line, Italy winning two of those three, but this one seems to be pending in favour of the visitors.
Italy are in general good form, with a W5 D2 record in their last seven, with four clean sheets in that sequence.
The best football tipster would suggest a Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney anytime to score bet