Italy travel to Amsterdam on Monday evening in the UEFA Nations League to face last year’s beaten finalists the Netherlands at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
The Azzurri saw their 11 match winning run come to an end on Friday with a 1-1 draw against Bosnia, while the Dutch overcame Poland 1-0 and are the early leaders in Group One of League A.Netherlands vs Italy Latest Odds
Roberto Mancini’s side have not lost a game since going down 1-0 to Portugal in the Nations League back in October 2018 and are offered at 9/4 (3.25) to win .
Two members of European footballing royalty meet on Monday evening when the Netherlands host Italy in the UEFA Nations League group stage.
Both nations boast some of the game’s greatest ever players but have each fallen upon tougher times in recent years. Neither the Dutch nor the Italians qualified for the 2018 World Cup.
The Dutch interim manager Dwight Lodeweges is missing some key men, with Stefan de Vrij joining Matthijs de Ligt and Daley Blind on the sidelines.
Italy should welcome back Giorgio Chiellini after he was accidentally rested against Bosnia, with Mancini saying he would “change personnel” for the game in Amsterdam.Netherlands vs Italy Preview
Neither side was at their best last week, which is understandable given that they were both playing their first respective games in nearly a year.
Nevertheless, they avoided defeat despite not firing on all cylinders which is a testament to how difficult to break down they have both become.
The Netherlands have now kept clean sheets in five of their last eight games including against both Germany and France, and during their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign they conceded just seven times.