Four-time FIFA World Cup champs Italy will be hosting Portugal in a game that will be played in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.
Italy are on the resurgence after being dismal in the recent competitions. The team failed to even appear in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The team is under the coaching of Roberto Mancini now and he is a master tactician. The players from the country are of world-class talent, but it will still take them a year to be able to gel well together and perform at the optimal level.
Meanwhile, Portugal are once again without the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo. For some reason, he is being given rest. It can be because of his age that he needs to take care of his body more. But, this means that new players will be given a chance to showcase their abilities and cement their own place in the starting lineup once the superstar returns.
ITA vs POR Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at San Siro, Milan, Italy. The ground has a capacity of 80,018.
Where to watch Italy vs Portugal live?
The clash will take place at 1:15 AM (IST) on November 18th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
ITA vs POR recent form (Last six matches)
Italy – W D L D D L
Portugal– W W W D L D
ITA vs POR Head to head
Italy Won – 18
Portugal Won – 6
Not Decided – 2
ITA vs POR Team News:
⦁ Ciro Immobile will be coming back into the starting lineup as the lead striker.
⦁ Federico Bernardeschi is the only player missing for the team.
⦁ Gianluigi Donnarumma will be the goalkeeper for Italy.
⦁ Luis Neto is expected to be given a place as the central defender in starting XI.
⦁ Andre Gomes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe are sidelined for Portugal.
⦁ Rui Patricio will be the safety net for the backline.
ITA vs POR Probable Playing 11:
Patricio (GK), Cancelo, Dias, Neto, Rui, Pizzi, Neves, Carvalho, Silva, Silva, Bruma
Donnarumma (GK), Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Players to look out for-
⦁ Andre Silva
The Portuguese forward has scored seven goals in 11 matches this season. That is a good return as the striker is finally coming off age.
⦁ Lorenzo Insigne
The Italian forward has been on fire this year. After scoring 10 goals in 15 games, this might be the year when he becomes a world-class talent.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Italy vs Portugal –
Italy are the better team in this contest and we back them to win this contest.
ITA vs POR Dream 11 Team Predictions-