Match : England vs Italy
Competition : International Frendly
Time / Date : 22:00h / 27 March 2018
Venue : Wembley Stadium
Wembley will host one of the most interesting games,England will meet Italy who will miss this summer World Cup.
England beat Holland 1-0 on Friday and have now kept five clean sheets in a row – they haven’t kept six in a row since 2006.
It’s worth noting that Netherlands are a very poor team at the moment though, and the challenge of Italy will be a lot more difficult. England are now unbeaten in seven games, but have played out goalless draws at home against Germany and Brazil in that time and have only managed to beat Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, and Netherlands.
Italy were beaten 2-0 by Argentina and will hope to get back on track against England. They have only lost four of their last 18 matches against England.
Italy are obviously a step up from the majority of these sides, but even so they won’t be getting a plane to Russia this summer. The visitors came second in their qualifying group behind Spain, which is a forgivable disappointment. However, they followed this with a 1-0 aggregate loss to Sweden in the playoff, something which will take a lot longer to forgive.
Italy have lost just once in the last 20 years against England, winning three, drawing three, and losing one of their last seven encounters.
The Three Lions have been very tough to break down under Gareth Southgate and I simply have to back them to keep things quiet at the back against Italy who have been struggling for goals lately.