Place: The Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris. Genoa.
Date: on the 10th of October, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: IFM – International friendly matches.
Andriy Shevchenko‘s team has perfectly played two matches in frames of the UEFA Nations League, having serially won over the Czech Republic (2:1) and Slovakia (1:0). Having headed the group, Ukrainians have given themselves good chances for the final success in the tournament. Now Shevchenko’s team will play a test match against very strong and star Italian national team. Ukraine is now a team with competent alloy of experience and youth. The side of experienced football players is represented by such players as Pyatov, Rakitskiy , Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko, Marlos and Karavayev. The youth of the Ukrainian national team is also very interesting – Tsyhankov, Zinchenko, Yaremchuk, Lunin, Matviyenko and Burda. Andriy Shevchenko proposes to his team very interesting gaming style with ball control, a combinative game and love to domination on the football field.
The modern national team of Ukraine is really an interesting team with good chances to carry out a successful qualification cycle on the European championship, having shown all best qualities.
Despite the lack of significant achievements on the international arena recently Italy still belongs to top national teams. Now Italy is headed by Roberto Mancini, the skilled coach with far ambiguous reputation. The start of his work as the head coach of the Italian national team was really terrible as under his management the team has managed to win only a match with Saudi Arabia (2:1). Italians have either lost to their rivals (Portugal, France), or tied the games with the Netherlands, Poland.
Here it is possible to give the team a pass due to generations change of the Italian national team as such football players as Donnarumma, Chiesa, Berardi, etc are playing for this team. One more serious problem for Italy is the absence of the obvious leader on the football field and here a lot is waited from Jorginho, Bonucci, Verratti (it’s about time) and Immobile. In a match against Ukraine we will see other experiments from Mancini, both in respect of tactics and in lineup choices.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Ukraine vs Italy
Despite the results of the teams on the international arena, the favorite of a match is Italy which success is estimated for 1.76. Chances of the Ukrainian national team are estimated with 4.94 and a draw with 3.62. As we see, Italy has advantages. Popular total betting is as follow: total over 2.5 for 2.16, total under 2.5 for 1.77.
Ukraine was good in last matches but Shevchenko’s team has no yet met with the rivals of the level of Italy. We are waiting for very interesting match full of fight. It is unlikely that we will see high number of scored goals and two goals will become the real holiday for the fans.