Italy and Spain will lock horns in the first semi-final of the UEFA Nations League on 7th October. Italy vs Spain is definitely going to be a high-profile match hosted in the San Siro Stadium from 12:15 am. Spain is assuredly going to seek revenge for the the night of Euro 2020 semi-final. Follow our Fantasy Football Predictions for all the tricks, tips, and dream teams.
Italy is probably having one of the best times with their excellent form and a streak of magnificent 37 unbeatable matches. With respect to the team's unbelievable performance in Euro 2020, they are certainly the favorites to clinch the trophy this year. Interestingly, in the last face-off of Italy vs Spain, Italy defeated La Roja on penalties of the Euro 2020 semi-finals.
Italy's recent form: W-D-D-W-W
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Luis Enrique has worked hard for Spain and it is clearly visible with the type of games the team is playing under his belt. Spain will definitely take steps in avenging their past defeat. Their performance in the Euro 2020 semi-finals had the caliber of winning, but sadly the results were not in their favor.
Spain's recent form: W-W-W-L-W
Ciro Immobile, the star striker, is unfortunately not going to be a part of the semi-final squad because of his injury. Moise Keam will be replacing him and this is a huge opportunity for him to lead the line. Overall, Azzurri is loaded with talents and defensive players who can win the game with a team very familiar to Euro 2020.
Italy possible starting lineup:
Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, Nico Barella, Marco Verratti; Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile
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Likewise Italy, Spain will also miss out on a player due to injury. Marcos Llorente, the Atletico Madrid midfielder, cannot be a part of the semifinal due to an injury. Tottenham Hotspur's Bryan Gil got the opportunity to replace him. Also, the Euro 2020 group of Dani Olmo, Alvaro Morara, Pedri, and Thiago Alcantara is not a part of the squad due to injury.
Spain possible starting lineup:
David de Gea, Cesar Azpilicueta, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Reguilon, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Koke; Pablo Sarabia, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ferran Torres
Since 1924, both the teams have faced each other in 34 international matches. The number of victories for both the teams is equal; 12. And the rest 10 matches resulted in a draw.