ITALY V UKRAINE MATCH PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS 10TH OCTOBER 2018

TIME: 17.00

 

Former World Champions Italy clash with Ukraine in an international friendly match both sides keen to get the maximum points.

Italy will be counting on their native home support to get the job done against the inform Ukraine.

The Azzurri will be hoping to get back to winning ways at their backyard and bounce back from their 1-0 painful defeat to Portugal in their last friendly away from home and they will be keen to make amends against the Eastern Europeans.

Roberto Mancini charges are currently in mediocre from heading into the clash having managed just a single win in their last five matches suffering two defeats and registering two draws in the process.

The Italians will be relishing a return to form since the appointment of the new boss.

Ukraine head into Italy hoping to continue with their winning ways and sneak away with a rare win against the Italians.

The visitors head into the match in high spirits after beating Slovakia 1-0 at their backyard in the UEFA Nationals League and another winner will be in sight for them.

Andriy Shevchenko charges are currently in fine form heading into the clash after managing four wins and one draw from their last five matches and they will be keen to maintain their unbeaten record to torment their beleaguered hosts to another defeat.

The Italians will be banking on their rock-solid defensive partnership of Juventus mainstay defenders Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and their formidable strike force of Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne to get back to winning ways.

The visitors will be relying on the in-form lethal West Ham United Andriy Yarmalenko to get the goals upfront and torment their hosts to back to back defeats.

HEAD TO HEAD

Italy has won four of the last five matches between the two sides save for one draw.

TIP

Italy win

ODDS

1.70

STAKE

Large

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