Our match prediction:
The two European giants Italy and Spain square off against each other at Stadio Communale Friuli on Thursday night. The Azzurri failed to impress in previous two warm-up games against Belgium (1-3) and Romania (2-2) and that is the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts. La Roja, on the other hand, are eyeing their eighth consecutive win in all competitions and the likes of Andres Iniesta, Juan Mata and Cesc Fabregas are likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Vicente del Bosque’s men are eager to extend their winning run and given that the experienced tactician can count on all of his key players for the football clash against Italy, we predict that the reigning European champions will emerge triumphant in the Stadio Communale Friuli showdown. In their last meeting on the international stage Spain recorded a 1-0 win over Antonio Conte’s troops.
Highligted Player (David Silva):
David Silva is a product of Valencia’s youth system. Born on 8 January, 1986, the highly rated footballer made his debut in the 2004/2005 campaign and went on to score a total of 21 goals for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. In 2010, the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Premier League side Manchester City and he has already won two domestic championships with the free-spending club. In the 2015/2016 season David Silva and Co. faced Real Madrid in the Champions League semis, but the Spanish giants proved to be a big catch for the Citizens in the two-legged tie. Silva plays as an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as winger or a second striker as well. He is well known for his possession-retaining qualities and, as a result, he got the nicknames “Merlin” and “El Mago”. David Silva won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Spain, while winning Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with La Roja as well.