STAR PREVIEW Portugal v Italy

first_imgItaly v Portugal – the two heavyweights of World football. In the distant past of course. Still hard to believe that Italy failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup Finals in Russia and Portugal flattered to deceive ultimately failing to get past Uruguay in the Round of 16.Portugal are without Ronaldo who is resting from international football, favouring his league commitments with Juventus after his £99 million signing during the summer.Portugal boss Fernando Santos said: “After talking to the player, and after he moved to Juventus with all the processes of adaptation that entails, we understand it was best for him to not be present for these games.”The Italians drew 1-1 with Poland in their Nations League opener after Chelsea’s Jorginho rescued a point for manager Roberto Mancini in his first competitive match in charge.Portugal v ItalyUEFA Nations League Group Stage19:45 Sky Sports Mix / Sky Sports FootballHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Jun 2015 INTERNATIONAL Italy 0-1 PortugalFeb 2008 INTERNATIONAL Italy 3-1 PortugalMar 2004 INTERNATIONAL Portugal 1-2 ItalyFeb 2003 INTERNATIONAL Italy 1-0 PortugalApr 2000 INTERNATIONAL Italy 2-0 PortugalNov 1993 WORLD CUP Italy 1-0 PortugalFeb 1993 WORLD CUP Portugal 1-3 ItalyMay 1992 INTERNATIONAL Italy 0-0 PortugalDec 1987 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS Italy 3-0 PortugaFeb 1987 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS Portugal 0-1 ItalyThe DRAW at 21/10 with looks the safest call in a very difficult game to predict.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW 8pts at 21/10 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 128.61 points(not including Fifth Test, Test series recommendations and Premier League ante-post)last_img

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