UEFA Nations League Third Place Italy vs Belgium Match Preview

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UEFA Nations League Third Place Italy vs Belgium Match Preview
UEFA Nations League Third Place Italy vs Belgium Match Preview

After the splendid fixtures in the semi finals of UEFA Nations League, we have the finalists for this edition of the tournament. Spain will face France in the 2021 UEFA Nations League final after they registered win against Italy and Belgium respectively in the semi final matches. On the other hand, after facing a defeat in the semi finals, Italy and Belgium will play against each other for third place. There has never been a EURO third-place play-off since 1980. But the scenario has changed since then as Italy and Belgium will face each other in Turin for third place. England beat Switzerland in the fixture in 2019.

UEFA Nations League – Italy vs Belgium Match Details

Fixture : UEFA Nations League 3rd Place

Date : Sunday, 10 October, 2021

Time : 6:30 PM IST

Venue : Juventus Stadium, Turin

Italy vs Belgium Match Details
Italy vs Belgium Match Details

UEFA Nations League – Italy vs Belgium Match Preview

Roberto Mancini is the man who led Italy to their second EURO trophy after over 50 years of wait. Italy were among the favorites to win the UEFA Nations League but they cannot win a second trophy in a single year, as their campaign was ended by Spain. However, Italy will be keen to claim third place on home soil.

Roberto Martínez has been in charge of Belgium since 2016. Under his management, the Belgium squad has improved to a great extent and also reached to forward stages in the international tournament. However, the best of Belgium came when they secured a third-place finish at the 2018 World Cup. They have to face a quarter-final exit at UEFA EURO 2020 and now they were eliminated in the Semi Finals by France in an exciting match.

 Italy vs Belgium Match Preview
Italy vs Belgium Match Preview

UEFA Nations League – Italy vs Belgium Head to Head

Italy won – 15
Belgium won – 4
Draw – 4

UEFA Nations League – Italy vs Belgium Predicted Lineups

Italy’s starting line-up (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Bastoni, Emerson Palmieri; Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Marco Verratti; Federico Chiesa, Federico Bernardeschi, Lorenzo Insigne.

Belgium’s starting line-up (3-4-2-1): Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer, Jan Vertonghen; Timothy Castagne, Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Yannick Carrasco; Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard; Romelu Lukaku.

UEFA Nations League – Italy vs Belgium Dream11 Prediction

Italy reached semifinals by knocking out Belgium in quarterfinals of Euro 2020. Mancini’s side are more consistent than the Red Devils. However, it will be a hard win for Italy.

Italy   2 – 1   Belgium