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Italy vs Switzerland prediction, preview, team news and more | 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

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Italy will take on Switzerland in a FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday.

Italy enter the match on the back of a 2-1 victory over Belgium in a UEFA Nations League match for third place through Robert Martinez. Goals from Inter midfielder Niccolo Barella and Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi ensured victory for Italy’s Robert Mancini. Club Brugge striker Charles de Catellier scored the consolation goal for Belgium.

On the other hand, Switzerland defeated Valdas Ivanauskas of Lithuania 4-0 in their last match. Goals from Borussia Mönchengladbach fan Briel Mbolo and Wolfsburg winger Renato Stefan and Kayserispor striker Mario Gavornuk gave Switzerland’s Murat Yakin victory.

Match between Italy and Switzerland

In 59 head-to-head meetings between the two sides, Italy has a clear lead. They won 29 games, lost seven and drew 23.

The two countries last met earlier this year and the match ended in a 0-0 draw.

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Italy vs Switzerland Team News


Italy has left out several players due to injury problems. Roma midfielder Niccolo Zaniolo and Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini will be ruled out, while Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is also injured. Nevertheless, manager Roberto Mancini fielded a strong team.

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Juventus central defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, Inter midfielder Niccolo Barella, Chelsea star Jorginho and Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne have been appointed.

Possible debuts for Lazio midfielder Danilo Cataldi and Torino midfielder Tomas Pobigo.

Injured: Ciro Immobile, Nicolo Zaniolo, Lorenzo Pellegrini

Doubtful: No one.

suspended: No one.


Switzerland will also miss some key players. Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Koble, Borussia Mönchengladbach central defender Nico Elvedi, AEK Athens winger Steven Zuber and Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Briel Mbolo are not included.

Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Jan Sommer, Newcastle United central defender Fabian Schirr, Atalanta midfielder Remo Freyler and Lyon striker Xherdan Shaqiri have been nominated. It could be a possible debut for Red Bull Salzburg duo Philipp Cohen and Brian Okoh and servile midfielder Custriot Emery.

Injured: Nico Elvedi, Steven Zuber, Briel Embolo, Gregor Kobel, Granit Xhaka

Doubtful: No one.

suspended: No one.

Italy vs Switzerland Prediction XI

Italy Prediction XI (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Bastoni, Cristiano Biraghi, Nicolo Barella, Manuel Locatelli, Sandro Tonali, Federico Chiesa, Andrea Belotti, Lorenzo Insigne

Switzerland Prediction XI (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer, Silvan Widmer, Fabian Scher, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez, Remo Freyler, Denis Zacharias, Renato Stefan, Xherdan Shaqiri, Ruben Vargas, Mario Gavarnock.

Italy vs Switzerland Prediction

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