The global betting company 1xBet tells about the Euro 2024 qualifiers 6th round match, which will be held on September 12 in Milan at the legendary Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.
In pursuit of England
Both teams’ ambitions are limited only to the second position in the group – England gave a fantastic start and left the opponents far behind. The Italians have three points after two games, while the Ukrainians got six points in three matches. In Italy, Serhiy Rebrov’s team will not be greeted with pasta and wine. However, Ukraine is unlikely to agree with the role of a nice guest who came to look at Piazza del Duomo and brought an easy victory as a gift to the hosts.
After a triumphant performance at the previous European Championship, the Italian team fell into a zone of turbulence – a shameful relegation from North Macedonia in the selection for the World Cup, not the best results in the future, and now the resignation of Roberto Mancini to the delight of Saudi Arabia. Luciano Spalletti, who led Napoli to the long-awaited title last season, is called to revive the Italian national team.
Considering that the Italian football management needed to close the coach position as soon as possible, it did a great job, but only at first glance. The fact is that Spalletti has never worked with national teams, and he has very little time – the whole country is waiting for results from him tomorrow morning. However, he has enough charisma to tune the team from the first days and quickly set up football that can bring victory.
The Ukrainian national team also experienced changes in the coaching post. Under Ruslan Rotan, the Ukrainians hopelessly lost to England away, and after that, the team was headed by Serhiy Rebrov, the best Ukrainian coach of the last decade. He did not have much time to convey his vision of football to the players, but his team’s statistics look convincing – two wins in two matches. Yes, these games turned out to be very difficult for Ukraine (3-2 with North Macedonia and 1-0 with Malta). Somewhere, luck was on the side of the Blue and Yellow, but in the end, Mudryk and Tsygankov did their job.
The coaching staff problem is the playing tone of the team leaders. Trubin does not play in Benfica, Mykolenko loses competition to Young at the start of the season, Zinchenko has just recovered from an injury, Mudryk could not win the trust of Pochettino, and Malinovsky did not receive a call to the national team at all. Big hopes are on Tsygankov, who is enchanting in Girona, but will he be able to cope with the Italian legion? Or should the Ukrainian national team still hope Sergiy Kryvtsov will bring some Lionel Messi magic from Miami?
What to expect
The Italian team will try to play pragmatically. For Luciano Spalletti, only the result matters. 1-0? He’ll take it! The Ukrainian national team understands it is not the favorite and will act cautiously.
Ukrainians got a temper, and if you spice it up with a pinch of Fortune, the team can take a positive result out of Italy. The battle promises to be very serious!