Italy host Greece in their Euro 2020 qualifiers on Saturday night. The Azzurri will be gunning for glory as they aim to maintain their perfect record in their ongoing European campaign. Meanwhile, the Greeks are at fifth position in Group J and have just one win to their name. Here is our take on both teams who will go up against each other at the Stadio Olimpico on the weekend.
#Under21 🇮🇹— Italy (@azzurri) October 8, 2019
The #Azzurrini in Dublin. 🗣️ #Cutrone on being back: "Putting on this shirt always fills me with pride."
The striker: "The match against the Republic of Ireland will be a big test for us."#VivoAzzurro pic.twitter.com/kTe3etYYsF
The Italians have been in terrific form in the Euro 2020 qualifiers under former Inter Milan and Manchester City manager - Roberto Mancini. However, Italy will have to make do without the services of Milanese midfielder - Stefano Sensi - who has been nothing short of magnificent in the Serie A. Mancini will hope that Nicolo Barella, Federico Bernardeschi and Nicolo Zaniolo can step up in the absence of Sensei. Meanwhile, Greece is in desperate need for a win and will hope to give their Italian opponents a tough challenge at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night. Will they be successful in their hunt for a win or will the Azzurri emerge triumphant on the weekend?
A party atmosphere is expected at the Stadio Olimpico, as Italy look to book their spot at @EURO2020.— Hellas Football (@HellasFooty) October 10, 2019
It's far from celebratory for the #Ethniki, as John van't Schip attempts to right the Greek ship, with Kourbelis tipped to play in defence & Donis to partner Koulouris up front. pic.twitter.com/ITPO16Xud0
Italy predicted line-up
Salvatore Sirigu (GK), Armando Izzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Francisco Acerbi, Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Verratti, Jorginho, Nicolo Barella, Federico Bernardeschi, Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa.
Greece predicted line-up
Vasileios Barkas (GK), Michalis Bakakis,Dimitrios Siovas, Sokratis, Constantinos Stafylidis, Andreas Bouchalakis, Dimitrios Kourmpelis, Giorgos Masouras, Marios Vrousai,Ioannis Fetfatzidis, Efthymios Koulouris.