Italy vs Poland Prediction Today
The tournament is the beginning of recovery from the trauma suffered by the Italians in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. After finishing second in their group, being overtaken by Spain, Azurra played the playoffs with Sweden, was eliminated and had to watch the World Cup on TV.
The failure, of course, caused the downfall of coach Giampiero Ventura and caused a crisis in the Italian Football Federation, which took much longer than one might expect to indicate the substitute. The mission to recover the prestige of Italy fell in the lap of Roberto Mancini, who has as high point of his career the passage for Manchester City.
The coach has not shown much confidence in the direction he intends to take. He called 31 athletes for the game against Poland and for the encounter with Portugal, in the rival’s house, which is scheduled for September 10, for the second round of Group 3 of the League of Nations.
The players called were:
Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Mattia Perin (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino);
Defenders: Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Manuel Lazzari (Spal), Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani and Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Alessio Romagnoli and Mattia Caldara (Milan), Domenico Criscito (Genoa), Davide Zappacosta and Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea);
Socks: Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), Marco Benassi (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo (Roma), Roberto Gagliardini (Inter), Jorginho (Chelsea) .;
Attackers: Mario Balotelli (Nice), Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Ciro Immobile Napoli) and Pietro Pellegri (Monaco).
The Poles even got a place in the 2018 World Cup. But they kept the shame down to Russian soil. With only one win, they were eliminated in the first round in a relatively weak group, which had Senegal, Japan and Colombia.
Coach Jerzy Brzeczek has called a series of ‘Italians’ for the game. Eight Polish athletes in Serie A were called up for the match on Friday and also for the friendly against Ireland on 11 September.
The players called for the match were:
Goalkeepers: Fabianski (West Ham), Skorupski (Bologna), Szczesny (Juventus);
Defenders: Bednarek (Southampton), Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Dzwigala (Wisla Plock), Glik (Monaco), Kaminski Fortune Dusseldorf, Kedziora Dinamo Kiev, Pietrzak Wisla, Reca Atalanta Rybus Lokomotiv Moscow, ;
Socks: Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg), Frankowski (Jagiellonia), Goralski (Ludogorets), Kadzior (Dinamo Zagreb), Klich, Krychowiak, Kurzawa, Linetty, Makuszewski, Romanczuk (Jagiellonia), Szymanski (Legia), Zielinski (Napoli);
Attackers: Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Milik (Napoli), Piatek (Genoa)
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Mancini is a coach who at best can be described as mediocre. In the City, even with resources, he never managed to make the team reach its potential. Then he collected failures. It shows at the beginning of the work in the Italian team that does not know the direction to take. When this happens, it is almost certain that the system will be based on strengthening the defensive system and counterattack.
The Poles are looking to get back on track in the European qualifiers. In this way, the prognosis in the draw seems to be a suitable choice for this Friday’s duel.
Bet Tips: A tie