Italy vs. Lithuania Tips, Preview and Predictions

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European champions Italy face Lithuania in Reggio Emilia on Wednesday, in an attempt to redeem themselves after drawing their last two matches. The Azzurri broke the international record of games unbeaten and will be up in spirits, but there will be no room for excuses if they don’t win against the bottom team in Group C.  Where and when: Citta del Tricolore – 8 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Italy vs Lithuania: Sky Sports Last time: Italy beat Lithuania 2-0 when these countries met back in March. Stefano…

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Kosovo vs. Spain Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Spain have plenty of work to do in World Cup qualification, but La Roja should have a relatively straightforward task against Kosovo on Wednesday. The Dardanians are ranked 115th in the world and ought to pose few problems to the Euro 2020 semi-finalists.  Where and when: Fadil Vokrri Stadium – 8 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Kosovo vs. Spain: Sky Sports Last time: Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres and Gerard Moreno were all on target as Spain beat Kosovo 3-1 in the reverse fixture in Seville at the end…

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Switzerland vs. Italy Tips, Preview and Predictions

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European champions Italy face a tough test on what they hope will be a record-breaking occasion, when they visit Switzerland in World Cup qualification. The Azzurri could have the opportunity to claim the international record for games unbeaten, but the Rossocrociati will be out to stop their Alpine neighbours either way.  Where and when: St. Jakob-Park – 5 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Switzerland vs. Italy: Sky Sports Last time: Italy beat Switzerland 3-0 in the group stage at Euro 2020, with Manuel Locatelli (2) and Lorenzo Insigne…

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Spain vs. Georgia Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Spain are looking to take control of World Cup qualification Group B when they host Georgia at the Estadio Nuevo Vivero in Badajoz on Sunday. La Roja beat the Crusaders on their own patch earlier in this qualifying campaign and will be confident of completing the double here.  Where and when: Estadio Nuevo Vivero – 5 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Spain vs. Georgia: Sky Sports Last time: Dani Olmo scored an injury-time winner to complete Spain’s 2-1 comeback victory over Georgia in March, after Ferran Torres had…

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Ukraine vs. France Tips, Preview and Predictions

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France continue their World Cup qualification campaign on Saturday, when Didier Deschamps’ men visit Ukraine. Les Bleus have two wins and a draw after their first three games, while Ukraine started off with three draws. Oleksandr Petrakov just took over from Andriy Shevchenko in August and needs to start winning games, as Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan are also part of this group. Where and when: NSC Olimpiyskiy – 4 September, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Ukraine vs. France: Sky Sports Last time: The last meeting between these…

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Sweden vs. Spain Tips, Preview and Predictions

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The best two teams in Group B of World Cup qualifying collide as Sweden host Spain at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Thursday night. Both countries are unbeaten in their respective campaigns so far, with Greece the only other side in the section capable of upsetting their chances of finishing in the top two.  Where and when: Friends Arena – 2 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Sweden vs. Spain: Sky Sports Last time: Neither team could make the breakthrough as the countries shared a goalless draw at…

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Italy vs. Bulgaria Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Italy are back in action for the first time since their Euro 2020 triumph, with Bulgaria the opponents for Roberto Mancini’s European champions. The Azzurri can also draw level with Brazil and Spain’s joint record of 35 international fixtures without defeat on Thursday night.  Where and when: Stadio Artemio Franchi – 2 September, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Italy vs. Bulgaria: Sky Sports Last time: Andrea Belotti and Manuel Locatelli were both on target as Italy beat Bulgaria 2-0 in the reverse fixture in Sofia back in March.  Italy…

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Spain vs. Kosovo Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Kosovo face a trip to Spain that will surely end in a heavy defeat, as they head to Seville’s Estadio de La Cartuja for this 2022 World Cup qualifier. This is something of a grudge match in the political sense, but it remains to be seen whether that translates to what happens on the pitch on Wednesday night.  Where and when: Estadio de La Cartuja – 31 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Spain vs. Kosovo: Sky Sports Last time: This will be the first ever meeting between these…

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Lithuania vs. Italy Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Group C favourites Italy meet rank outsiders Lithuania in the final instalment of World Cup qualifiers before domestic football resumes. The 129th ranked nation in the FIFA standings fared well in 2020, winning four of their eight matches but the Azzurri pose a completely different threat to the likes of Estonia, Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan. Where and when: LFF Stadium, Vilnius – 31 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Lithuania vs. Italy: Sky Sports Red Button Last time: Fabio Quagliarella bagged a brace in Kaunas 14 years ago. Lithuania v…

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Romania vs. Germany Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Romania welcome Germany to the National Arena in World Cup qualifying on Sunday night, in what’s set to be a difficult night at the office for the home team. The Tricolours will be happy to avoid a pasting at the hands of the might Mannschaft, who are striving to build up some momentum with just a few months to go before the start of Euro 2020.  Where and when: National Arena – 28 March, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Romania vs. Germany: Sky Sports Last time: Romania took an…

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