Former World defending Champions Italy clash with Finland in the European Championship qualification to be held in 2020 both sides keen to bag the coveted three points in an encounter that Italy are favorites on paper but Finland will be keen to get a result in the upcoming clash.
Italy will be counting on their native home support to get the job done and sink the visiting Finland and get their first three points of the group qualification campaign as they seek a return to the first major tournament after infamously missing out on the latest 2018 Wolrd Cup.
The Azzurri head into the match buoyed by their latest 1-0 win over the USA in their latest International friendly encounter and they will be hoping for nothing less but the vital three points in the Euro qualification campaign in front of their home faithful.
Roberto Mancini charges head into the match having registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins, two draws and suffered one defeat and the experienced Italian tactician will urge his charges to bag a routine win against the European strugglers.
Finland travels to Italy hoping to set a rare upset sneak away with vital three points in what will prove to be an uphill task as they chase European qualification to be staged next year.
Finland head into the match hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 2-1 home loss to Estonia in their latest international friendly encounter and get back to winning ways.
The visitors head into the match having registered mixed results in their last five matches managing two wins and suffered three defeats in their last five matches and they will be keen to better their performance this time around.
Head to Head
Italy won the only competitive match between the two sides