Italy – Portugal, Nations League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ITALY - PORTUGAL
This is the key clash in Group 3 of League A. Poland was eliminated from the group after 2 losses and 1 draw. For Italy this is the last match in the group and they are supposed to win if they want to be first. Squadra could not play well in the last match against Portugal and deservedly lost just by 1-0. In the last one against Poland, however, they got the victory at the last minute. In 6 of Italy’s last 8 games there was BTTS. This time, they have no big absences and all the stars, Immobile, Insigne, Chiellini, Bonucci, Verratti, Jorginho, are ready. However, Italy can not show this class and the ease in their performances, which has always been demonstrated over the years. So far, the Italians are not convicing.
Portugal is again without Ronaldo, but this generation, which is already entering the Portuguese national team, is starting to produce its results. The Portuguese play very stable, responsible, cooperative and disciplined. At the moment the big figure is Bernardo Silva, who also plays in Man City on the top level in the absence of De Bruyne. In the last match, Portugal got a comeback against Poland to 2-3, but showed instability in defense. In 6 of their last 8 games, Portugal has conceded goals.
Here guests can decide everything with one win or draw and put their second team in the last match against Poland. It is clear that Italy is about everything or nothing. Given their isssues at the back, we do not think they will be able to get clean sheet against the good attack of the Portuguese. At the same time, Insigne and Immobile are a huge threat, so we expect them to score. However, our main prediction is Over 1.5 goals at 1.50. Alternative option: BTTS at 2.05
ITALY TEAM NEWS
Bernardeschi (16/2 F), Cutrone (1/0 F) and Zappacosta (13/0 F) are the most important missing players
PORTUGAL TEAM NEWS
Ronaldo (154/85 F), Gelson (21/0 F) and Moutinho (113/7 M) are out for the guests