Italy vs Poland Soccer Predictions and Betting : The UEFA Nations League has time and again produced quality football re iterating that it is as interesting as other club football tournaments.
In Group 1 of League A, Italy is all set to face the challenge of Poland in what will be a close clash between two good teams. While Italy are coming off a deadlock against Netherlands, Poland had a dominating win against Bosnia with a 3-0 margin.
With only a couple of games left for the next stage, the battle for the top spot is very much alive as three teams in this particular group have every chance to make it. On the whole, it will be good to see as to who makes the most of these opportunities.
Italy vs Poland Predictions and Betting Summary
Italy vs Poland Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent Form
Poland have done a decent job so far with some breakthrough performances in the league stage. They had finished 11th in the 1st season but this side has looked competitive against top teams like Italy and Netherlands ensuring that they are making it to next stage without any doubt.
Despite starting off with a well-fought defeat against the Dutch squad, they registered a much-needed victory against Bosnia followed by a draw game against Italy.
In their recent most Nations League clash, they defeated Bosnia for the second consecutive time to make it to the top spot in Group 1 of League A. A win here on Sunday will strengthen their top spot.
Italy didn’t have the best of results in the inaugural edition of the Nations League and would like to make it to further rounds with an unbeaten record in the group stage. In addition to that, the team has failed to win any major trophy for a long time now.
Even though they have been on an unbeaten streak in the last six games, it is important for them to covert the draw games into victories to have that extra gear in big matches. They are currently 2nd in the Group 1 of League A with 3 draws and that lone victory against Netherlands.
They have scored at 2.17 goals per games recently but needs to be on the aggressive side to top the group stage.
Italy vs Poland Predictions and Betting : Head-to-head
Recent Meeting: Poland managed to draw against Italy in a UEFA Nations league fixture.
Italy vs Poland Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive Stats
The hosts would be looking to field a 4-3-3 like they have always done in the past with high rate of success. The Poland is probably going to go in with a 4-2-3-1 combination that is a proper mix of attack as well as defense against a tough opponent.
The Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik will lead the Poland attack in the league. He is yet to score but has 75% pass completion along with 0.8 key pass and 1 aerial duel won in the last 4 outings.
They are hoping that their star striker Robert Lewandowski comes back in the eleven. The Bayern Munich forward has 15 goals and 5 assists in 14 games along with 83.1% pass accuracy and is in the form of his life currently.
Piotr Zielinski has been quite silent for his national team but has a goal and an assist for his club in Serie A. It is time for him to step up against Italy.
The likes of Insigne, Immobile and Pellegrini will be the forward for the Italian team. Insigne has so far got 2 goals and an assist in 4 outings as he is expected to come back after recovering from an injury. He has 3.1 shots on target per game along with 1.6 key passes and 0.9 dribbles which makes him a regular in the eleven.
Ciro Immobile has an amazing finishing touch along with contributing by providing some key passes in the game. He has 76.9% pass success as well as 1.1 key passes and has so far scored 4 goals along with 2 assists assist in 10 games.
The youngster Lorenzo Pellegrini has been proactive but has managed just 2 goals and 2 assists in the last 15 games. It is important for him to contribute in the coming games for Italy to get over the line.
The Italian defense is like a wall consisting of Bonucci, Chiellini, D’Ambrosio and Spinazzola. Lenoardo Bonucci is wonderful with crosses and passing but looks weak in tackling the opponent. He has 90.6% success in completing passes and does a wonderful job as a defender with 3.53clears and 0.5 blocks per game so far.
The Juventus defender Chiellini is excellent in the backline with his exceptional skills in the air. He has 2.5 aerial duels won per game along with 91% pass success and clears 3.7 balls per game.
Danilo D’Ambrosio has a pass accuracy of 91.3% pass accuracy along with 1.5 aerial duels won and 1.6 tackles won per game.
Kamil Glik will have to bear the responsibility of the Polish defense like he has done for so many years. Despite being a defender, he has a goal in the Nations League along with 86% pass success, 3.6 clears, 1.9 interceptions and 0.8 blocks per game.
The 24-year old Jan Bednarek will accompany him in the backline who is very strong in ball interceptions, in aerial duels and in tackling. He has won an astonishing 2.5 aerials per game, has 83.1% pass success and 2 interceptions every game in the recent past.
Tomasz Kedziora will have to support the other two with better tackling and less fouling in the coming games even though he has 79.9% pass success and 2 clears per game.
Italy vs Poland Soccer Predictions and Betting Tips
The interesting clash between Italy and Poland is scheduled to be held in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore on 15th November at 8.45 pm local time. The top two sides in their group will battle it out for the top spot where the hosts Italy have a big advantage according to several betting platforms and prediction experts.
According to Oddschecker, Italy are starting as the outright favorites with heavily favorable odds for the side whereas Poland have their task cut out in this clash.
Bet365 have gone on to give odds of 1.66 to Italy whereas the visiting team have 5.25 odds meaning that Italy are clearly the preferred team to win the match.
Another platform FCTables have also given 55% chance for the home team whereas Poland has just 17% implying that they require a massive effort on Sunday to take down Italy.