Italy secured their very first win in the world cup 2014 and it came against England in the group d clash on saturday night.
England were poor against Italy in their opening group game in Manaus, Italy took the lead through Marchisio on a very good rehersed corner kick, Sturridge put England back on lever terms before the break but another goal from italy at the start of 2nd half was enough to see off England. How now have to win both of their remaining games to stand to make through knockout stages.
The biggest game in the Group D of world cup will be between England vs Italy, and the winner of this match will go into the remaing two games needing only 1 win to make it through to the knockout stages which makes this game a very important one. England’s preparations for World cup have been decent while Italy looks to be struggling for form heading into the big event, but like all football fans know Italians always save their best football for the actual competition.
England vs Italy – Possible Starting Lineups:
England are likely to start with Danial Sturridge upfront with Rooney, Adam Lallan and Sterling supporting in attack with modern 4-2-3-1 formation where Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard will be taking the central midfield roles. Italians on the other hand has been changing and chopping their team in almost every game in last year, here is strongest lineups of both sides.
On paper England looks the better side with more balanced squad, while Italians are “notoriously slow starters” to the big competitions and their warm up matches did not suggest anything which makes them stand out, but You can never rule out Italy in world cups. England need to limit Pirlo and De Rossi time on ball by stuffing the midfiel and using Sterling pace to trouble slow italian defenders. I think English team with 5 liverpool players in the starting lineup looks sharpe and I am going with a good solid performance and three points for England. Its 2-1 England for me, what you think of this game ? what are your predictions ? do let me know in the comments below.