Italy to host England in international football friendly match on 31 March, 2015 at Juventus Stadium in Torino. This is going to be 26th overall meeting between England and Italy in a football international match. Italy has beaten English side on 10 occasions in previous meets whereas England succeed to win on 8 occasions. Seven games ended at the draw.
England football team is in great form and in previous 2016 Euro Qualifying match they beat Lithuania by 4-0 to maintain their winning habit and top the group table. Though England won that match but they lost some of the key players for today’s vital clash as Leighton Baines, James Milner, Raheem Sterling and Danny Welbeck got injuries. It is confirmed that these players won’t play today.
Phil Jagielka, Harry Kane and Chris Smalling are expected to play today for England against Italy. On the other hand Italian team will be missing Gianluigi Buffon, Mattia Perin, Claudio Marchisio and Manuel Pasqual today as Buffon and Marchisio got injuries whereas Perin and Pasqual withdraw from Italy squad.
It is rumored that Italy will go with Eder at the striking position along with Immobile. Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane will be the main strikers for English side. Italy is expected to go with 3-4-1-2 line up whereas England can follow 4-3-1-2 formation. Let’s have a look at the probable playing 11s for both the teams in England vs Italy game.
Expected Playing Line-ups
|Salvatore Sirigu (Goalkeeper)||Joe Hart (Goalkeeper)|
|Antonio Candreva||Fabian Delph|
|Giorgio Chiellini||Kyle Walker|
|Marco Verratti||Kieran Gibbs|
|Ciro Immobile||Harry Kane|
|Leonardo Bonucci||Chris Smalling|
|Franco Vazquez||Ross Barkley|
|Marco Parolo||Michael Carrick|
|Andrea Barzagli||Phil Jagielka|
|Matteo Darmian||Jordan Henderson|
It will be an interesting battle today and England football team will be favorite today. As per Sports Mirchi predictions England have 65 percent chances over Italy.