ITA vs ARM Dream11 : Italy sit on the cusp of qualification from Group J as they take on Armenia today in their Euro 2020 qualification encounter
Perched pretty in the annuls of Group J, Italy have thrived immensely in the qualification process for Euro 2020. Sitting well ahead of their competitors in first place, the Italians have been in alluring form, seamlessly blending in attack and defence to dominate the qualification process and sit on the cusp of consolidating a spot in next year’s tournamnet.
Currently undefeated in eight matches across all tournamnets, Italy have been in resurgent form ever since dwindling at last year’s World Cup. Going for a major overhaul as they looked to imbed in a fresh culture of excellence in the side, a change of faces has seen the side flourish and go on a rampant winning spree. While the side have been as effect as ever in defence, conceding just twice in their previous 8 clashes, it’s the attacking facet which has finally started unlocking its potential to dismiss sides with disdain.
Elsewhere, their opponents on the day Armenia have done extremely well for themselves as well. The two successive wins have propelled them into third place, massively boosting their chances of qualifying for the tournamnet for the first time ever, a narrative which will buoy the side today ahead of an extremely tough and stringent clash.
The side will be looking to use the same strategy that saw hem scramble past an extremely vital win against Greece, a match they on with just 25% possession. They hit on the counterattack to win 3-2 to move into third place in the group, just three points against second placed Finland who were defeated by Italy. Meanwhile Italy are entering this clash with a 100% win record, having further extended it with a win against Bosnia the last time around.
ITA vs ARM Match Prediction
The last time these two sides met, we were feasted to a four goal thriller with both the sides hitting the two apiece as the match ended in a 2-2 draw. However ever since then, the scenario for Italian football has changed immensely with the side overturning their outfit to imbed in players who know just what it takes to succeed at the highest level.
Although this won’t be the most straightforward of match for Italy, the side should have enough in them to outscore Armenia and register yet another win.
Probable Playing 11
- Mattia De Sciglio and Cristante are out inured for this clash for Italy.
Hayrapetyan, Hambardzumyan, Ishkanyan, Haroyan, Hovhannisyan, Mkrtchyan, Grigorian, Barseghyan, Mkhitaryan, Ghazaryan, Karapetyan
Donnarumma, D’Ambrosio, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Emerson, Verratti, Jorginho, Barella, Belotti, Immobile, Insigne
Italy UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying
Match: Armenia Vs Italy Group J
Date And Time: 5th September, Thursday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan
- Hayrapetyan, Hambardzumyan, Mkrtchyan, Grigorian
- D’Ambrosio, Romagnoli, Jorginho, Barella
ITA vs ARM Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Although Armenia aren’t going to be registering a cleansheet today, their goal-keeper Aram Hayrapetyan is an astute shot stopper, someone who has made the full use of his skill set to deliver some astounding saves for his side. This has transpired extremely fruitfully for the side with the man between the sticks rescuing them from perilous situations and being a major reason for them climbing all the way to third place.
ITA vs ARM Dream11 Defenders
With just 2 goals in the previous eight matches they have been a part of, it was always befitting of us to pick up a duo from Italy. With Armenia set to sit heavy in their own side of the pitch in this one, Italy will do all the attacking work and will also tackle the counterattacking threat Armenia try to conjure their way fruitfully.
We are getting in leftback Emerson Palmeiri as the first player into our Dream 11 side from Italy with the player putting in some good performances in the Premier League. He has the most number of tackles after gameweek 4 and has kept marauding his way up the pitch as well, playing in a similar kind of formation and gameplan as Italy will deploy today.
With Mattia De Sciglio out injured for this one, CB Alessio Romagnoli comes into our side. From Armenia we have opted for the attacking Hovhannes Hambardzumyan for this clash.
ITA vs ARM Dream11 Midfielders
Italy’s Jorginho is the first player we are getting in here. The midfielder is a pivotal part of his side’s gameplan, the heart at the centre of the park for them with him responsible for not only winning back possession but also transitioning it tangibly from defence to attack. Nicolo Barella and Marco Verratti all come into our side as well with the Italians depending immensely on their midfielders to fathom together successful passes and provide service to the front line.
Elsewhere our picks from Armenia are of CDM Karlen Mkrtchyan and Artak Grigoryan for today.
ITA vs ARM Dream11 Strikers
We are choosing the one striker apiece from either side with Andrea Belotti being our pick from Italy while Alexander Karapetian is chosen for Armenia. Belotti can easily end up scoring today given how horrendous Armenia have been in attack and how successful this Italian side have been in piling on the goals of late.
ITA vs ARM Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Italy’s Barella is being made our captain for this clash while Palmeiri is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.