Game: Norway – Italy
Date: 9 September, Tuesday, 2014 year
Start time: 21:45
Norway and Italy begin qualifying for Euro 2016 with a meeting between them, which will be played At Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo. Both teams are in Group H, where more teams of Croatia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Malta.
Team of Norway lost to England 0:1 last week in only friendly match before the start of EC Qualifications. The match at Wembley was quite similar, but ended in a home win after Wayne Rooney’s goal from the penalty spot. After the game against Italy, Norway will have two qualifiers next month against Malta and Bulgaria. This year Norway has played seven games in which managed to record just one win – against Moldova 2: 1. Norwegian team was beaten from Poland, France and England and a draw against the Czech Republic, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.
Italy is the favorite to win this group, which will qualify directly for Euro 2016 squadra won their last match, which was the debut for Antonio Conte as their coach. In the first game under the guidance of Conte Italy came to a prestigious victory over bronze medalist at World Cup 2014 Netherlands 2:0. At stadio Comunale San Nicola in Bari Italy was the better team and then hits Ciro immobilie and de Rossi.
In the upcoming match Antonio Conte will not be able to count on injured defender Giorgio Chiellini, and Stephen El Shaarawy. Unrelated to the game are Mario Balotelli and Claudio Marchisio , who are suspended. In the game against Norway Conte will rely on 3-5-2, and almost certainly will act to protect Astori, Bonuchi and Ranocchia. In midfield before them will Alessandro Florenzi , Matteo Darmian and De Rossi and De Sciglio and Giaccherini will play as a midfielder, wingbacks. Attack of the Squadra will be led by Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza.
Our prediction for this game is to bet on the success in official debut of Antonio Conte as head coach of Italy.