Liechtenstein, unsurprisingly, was a feeder in Group J, failing to win a single game after the first seven rounds of matches. Blue-red managed to score only two points and as a result have no chance to get to the European Championship next summer.
Italy, on the other hand, went through the qualification process for Euro 2020, winning each of its first seven games to reserve a place on the blockbuster. The upcoming games now give Roberto Mancini the opportunity to determine his strongest team for the tournament next year.
The reverse match, played in Parma in March, ended in the defeat of Liechtenstein with a score of 6: 0, and Fabio Quagliarella became one of the Italian scorers. In anticipation of the last meeting of the two sides, The Hard Tackle is more closely considering the meeting.
Helgi Kolvidsson refused his 4-1-4-1 trust formation against Armenia, and this change brought dividends to Liechtenstein. Against Italy, Colvidsson is likely to stick with the new 3-4-1-2 scheme to add more men to the ball.
It is expected that Benjamin Buchel will take his place at the gates of the hosts, ahead of the unused duet of Lorenzo Lo Russo and Claudio Mayer. Andreas Malin, Daniel Kaufmann and Maximilian Goppel are automatic elections in the central three-man defense squad; Kaufmann will be glad to make peace after he was sent for the last time against Italy.
Martin Rechsteiner, one of the most experienced players in the team, will again play the role of right-back, and Livio Meyer will be deployed on the opposite flank. In the middle of the park, Martin Buchel and Liechtenstein captain Michel Polverino will unite in an effort to maintain the situation and suppress the Italian attack.
Yanik Frick could get a chance to impress after he stepped off the bench to win the score against Armenia. Frick will be Dennis Salanovich’s percussion partner, with Nicholas Hasler playing a duet and tuning them up at night.
Roberto Mancini was already without Alessandro Florenzi on a trip to Liechtenstein. The head coach of the Italian team will now also lose the services of Danilo D’Ambrosio due to a minor injury to his leg, which forced him to withdraw from the squad.
With an injured duo, Armando Izzo could return to the starting lineup, lining up on the right side of Italy’s defense. Like Izzo, Mancini could also play the odds to a large number of additional players, while Cristiano Biragi and Alessio Romagnoli both claim to start in the back.
Indeed, Italian captain Leonardo Bonucci may have been the only defender to retain his place, and Romagnoli was his central defense partner. Alex Meret could also go aside, making his debut in Italy in the process against Liechtenstein.
Another player likely to be introduced on Tuesday by Mancini is the promising midfielder Sandro Tonali, who is supposed to sit at the base of a three-man midfield unit. Marco Verratti must be an experienced leader in the middle of the park, and Nicolo Zaniolo is awarded the third place in the midfield.
Andrea Belotti should side instead of Ciro Immobile and lead a line to Italy. Most likely, Federico Bernardeschi, one of the strikers last week, and Stefan El Shaarawi will be with Belotti.