ITA vs NED Dream11 Prediction: Top spot in Group 1 of the UEFA Nations League A will be up for grabs when Italy welcome Netherlands to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Wednesday night. Italy will take heart from the fact they beat the Dutch last month away from home. The hosts are unbeaten in their last 18 international matches and they have kept six clean sheets in their last eight games as they are proving incredibly difficult to beat. The Dutch were held to a goalless draw by Bosnia last time out and that was their third consecutive game without scoring which does not bode well coming into this game. Expect another classic Italian performance and expect goals to be at a premium. Expect few goals and consider the Italian win to nil.
Date: 15 October, Thursday
Time: 12:15 am IST
Match: Italy vs Netherlands
Place: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan
Head-to-head (Last 5 Matches)
Italy wins: 3
Netherlands wins: 0
Italy Team News
Stability has been the name of the game for Italy under the tutelage of Roberto Mancini. While the Azzurri have not always dazzled, they have become a solid outfit, which reflects in their ongoing 18-game unbeaten run. As for their current UEFA Nations League campaign, Italy top Group A1 with 5 points on the board, just a point ahead of their next opponents.
Injury update, unavailability
Italy will be without Fiorentina midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli, who misses out due to an injury.
ITA Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Biraghi; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Immobile, El Shaarawy
Subs (probable): Chiesa, Insigne, Lasagna
Netherlands Team News
Netherlands, on the other hand, are in a state of transition after the departure of Ronald Koeman, who is now the Barcelona manager. Frank de Boer has replaced Koeman at the helm of the Oranje, but his stint has not started on a positive note at all. In the two matches that the new head coach has overseen, Netherlands are without a win and failed to score a single goal.
Injury update, unavailability
Netherlands don’t have a major injury issue before coming into this clash against Italy.
NED Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Cillessen; Hateboer, de Vrij, van Dijk, Blind; van de Beek, de Jong; Babel, Wijnaldum, Berghuis; Depay
Subs (probable): Babel, Bergwijn, Strootman
Let’s take a look at the dream 11 prediction for today’s football match
Defenders: Bonucci, Chiellini, Van Dijk, Ake
Midfielders: Wijnaldum, Van de Beek, Verratti, Berardi
Forwards: Depay, Ciro Immobile
Memphis Depay: Depay has 4 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 21.05%. He had a total of 4 big chances.
Ciro Immobile: Immobile has 1 goals and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 9.09%. He had a total of 5 big chances.
Virgil van Dijk: Virgil has a total of 1 blocks, 19 ariel duels and a total number of 6 tackles. He had a total of 1 big chances.
Marco Verratti: Marco Verratti has a pass completion rate of 93.6 % and a rate of 40% for passes into the box. He had a total of 1 big chances.
Who will win ITA vs NED Today Match Prediction Football
Italy are top of the group with five points from three matches, though they have only scored two goals in that time. The Netherlands have taken a step back since replacing Ronald Koeman with Frank de Boer. So far during the international break they have lost 1-0 to Mexico and drawn 0-0 with Bosnia. The Netherlands are now winless in three matches and haven’t scored a single goal in that time. Even if Italy aren’t at their best either, the home side have no excuse but to win here. We predict a 2-0 win for Italy in today match prediction.