Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Top position in the Nations League A group 1 will be at stake when Italy and Poland go head to head at Mapei Stadium on Sunday evening. The Azzurri are undefeated in the new Nations League campaign, but they sit in second place in the standings ahead of the visit of Poland. Boss Roberto Mancini will watch the game from the stands after being tested positive for coronavirus, while Chiesa and Immobile are rated doubtful for the game.
Roberto Soriano, Domenico Criscito, and Pietro Pellegri have been recalled to the squad following a two-year absence. Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini is sidelined with injury. The Poles, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the table, and they are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Sunday’s clash. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Robert Lewandowski, who has been scoring goals for fun in the Bundesliga. Given the attacking potential of the two sides, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Lorenzo Insigne):
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples on June 4, 1991, Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian footballer who plays for his hometown club Napoli in the Serie A. Insigne is a product of Olimpia Sant’Arpino football school, but he joined the Partenopei at the age of 15.
The diminutive attacker scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight on September 16, 2012 in a 3-1 win over Parma. Insigne, who played for the likes of Cavese, Foggia and Pescara on loan before returning to Naples, made his debut with the Italian national team on September 11, 2012 in the World Cup qualifier against Malta.
The Napoli forward scored his first ever goal for the Azzurri in a friendly against Argentina on August 14, 2013. His main position is left winger, but he is used as a second striker as well. Lorenzo Insigne has a contract with Napoli until June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (Poland):
Poland have recently emerged as one of Europe’s top sides, although they did enjoy some success during the 70’s and 80’s. The White Eagles impressed to achieve third-place finish at the 1974 and 1982 World Cup tournaments, while they also win the 1972 Olympics, albeit with an amateur side.
Poland started showing improvement at the turn of the century, slowly becoming regular at major tournaments and they even co-hosted the Euro 2012 with Ukraine, but disappointed home fans to crash out in the group stage. The new generation, boasting players like Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Lukas Piszczek, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jakub Blaszczykowski, has the potential to help the national team return to old glory days, with some talented players also coming through the youth ranks.
Zbigniew Boniek, Wlodzimierz Lubanski and Grzegorz Lato are some of the other players who have impressed playing for the national team, which has been playing their home games at the National Stadium in Warsaw.