The Nations League, where Italy vs England will take place on September 23, among other attractive duels, is a relatively new tournament, but over time it has become an exciting event for soccer fans around the world.
The Europeans have turned what used to be a date for friendly matches of selected teams, into a competitive event in which everybody cares about winning or losing.
This match is of particular interest because both teams are not in the best conditions and must win to maintain their status in the competition. That’s why at JefeBet we bring you the best information about both teams, as well as predictions and picks for a match that will be all or nothing.
Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview for UEFA Nations League 2022 Matchday 5 Group Stage Match Between Italy vs England on September 23rd
- Where: Giuseppe Meazza Stadium/San Siro – Milán, Italy.
- When: Friday, September 23, 2022, 2.45 PM E.T.
- Moneyline: Italy (+200) / Draw (+210) / England (+160).
- Asian Handicap: Italy (+0.25, -143), England (-0.25, +118).
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (+130) / Under (-157).
- Both teams score: Yes (-113) / No (-114).
All odds shown are courtesy of Unibet.
Now that the shock of being out of the World Cup – for the second consecutive time – has passed, Italy is continuing its generational renewal plan with a view to 2026. The European champions have undergone some changes in the last few days ahead of the clash with England.
Lorenzo Pellegrini and Matteo Politano dropped out of the Azzurri squad due to various injuries, adding to the absence of PSG’s Marco Verrati. Pellegrini, Roma midfielder, played with a sore thigh on Sunday during his team’s 1-0 loss to Atalanta. Napoli’s Politano was substituted because of an ankle injury in the match against Milan.
Of the four matches played in the Nations League, the Azzurri won one, drew two and lost one. They played to a goalless draw with England in the first leg in London.
England’s performance in the Nations League so far has been disappointing, especially considering the potential they have. The team coached by Gareth Southgate has not been able to win: of the four matches played, they drew two and lost the other two. And to make matters worse, they have only been able to score one goal – Harry Kane’s against Germany.
Although the English are already eliminated from any chance of playing in the final round of the competition, the goal in the two remaining matches will be to win both of them to avoid losing the category.
It is clear that England has the most to lose, considering the proximity of the World Cup and the fact that they have a star-studded squad. In Italy’s case, being out of the big event and in the midst of a player turnover takes some of the pressure off for this match. That is why at JefeBet we believe that the duel will be fairly defined in favor of the English.
Prediction: England wins by 1 to 0.
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