Italy and Netherlands go head to head at Turin. Both the teams have nothing to play for as both the
teams won't be going to Russia. While materially, it doesn't mean anything for both the sides, this match
can certainly be the litmus taste signifying progression in the respective camps.
Roberto Mancini has changed the mentality around the team and instilled a more attacking system than
the one under Ventura. In their last game, they were beaten by a French side that exerted much more
Quality but Italy didn't disappoint or bore anyone to death.
Netherlands played their last friendly against Portugal in March and were ruthless. They took their
chances and scored 3 unanswered goals. Depay was the star man like he has been all season for Lyon.
When and where?
The match is set to be played at Turin Stadium situated in Italy. The 41000 seater stadium is home of Italian giants Juventus.
Where to watch?
The match could air on Sony Ten 2 or otherwise, will be streamable on SonyLiv.com.
The clash will take place at Juventus Stadium on June 5, 12:15 AM, (IST) and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
Italy v Netherlands recent form:
Italy: L W D L D L
Netherlands: D W LW W W
ITA v NED head to head:
Italy Won: 9
Netherlands won: 3
Total: 19 games
– Perin should start in goal given Mancini's trend where he started Donnarumma in the first and Sirigu in
his second game in charge.
– Romanogli should be joining Bonucci in defence while Italian first choice RB Florenzi should claim a
– Bonaventura from Milan should partner Jorginho from the start rather than coming off the bench like
he did in the last game.
– Belotti and Insigne are incharge of attack.
– Cilessen or Zoet might start in goal.
– Van Dijk and Wijnaldum will be looking to carry their impressive club form to their national colours.
– Depay will look to impress after a stunning season with Lyon in France.
– Van Aanholt will look to attack as he finished the PL season with 2 goals in the last 2 games.
Probable Playing XI:
Italy: Perin, Florenzi, Romagnoli, Bonucci, De Sciglio, Jorginho, Bonaventura, Cristante, Chiesa, Belotti,
Netherlands: Cilessen/Zoet; Janmaat, De Vrij, Van Dijk, De Ligt, Van Aanholt, Wijnaldum, Strootman, Van
de Beek, Depay, Babel.
Players to look out for:
We expect Netherlands to win even though history suggests otherwise.