Italy might fail at the 2018 World Cup, but a reshuffle of their squad quickly led them to the European Cup.
There are only a handful of international managers with a myriad of achievements held by Gli Azzurri coach Roberto Mancini, while the former Manchester City tactician has the opportunity to add to his glorious achievements as a coach this week.
His team has won the top spot in Group J, but they can set a national record for victory if they can defeat Liechtenstein this week.
Liechtenstein is struggling to make an impact on the world stage, having only picked up two points in their seven matches in qualifying so far.
The hosts got a 1-1 draw against Armenia in the final qualifier, a result that reduced the chances of the team ranked third in Group J, Armenia, to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals.
However, it hasn’t been an extraordinary 12 months for the host, Liechtenstein, who lost four times and won one of his six UEFA Nations League matches.
Italy has now won eight matches in a row, one less than an all-time record. Liechtenstein vs Italy predictions said the Azzurri could match the record with a victory on Wednesday, while the record could be broken on their visit to Bosnia next month.
That marks a positive change for GLI Azzurri who reached its lowest point exactly two years ago. Their failure at the 2018 World Cup was a bitter blow, while they are now determined to be one of the championship favorites in the 2020 European Cup.
Italy is preparing to look strong for next summer, especially because their Euro 2020 match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
They have a talented new squad and a great manager, while their 100 percent win in seven qualifying matches is also a record for Mancini. He will try to add to that record by passing the fastest qualifying round.
Italy should not stop there, especially considering their victory, the potential record in front of them and the quality of their opponents. Italy is expected to record another impressive victory over Liechtenstein.
The two have met three times in the past three years, in which Gli Azzurri won each of these matches with big scores. Their 4-0 win was the smallest winning margin in all matches, with Italy having recorded 15 goals in three matches.
Mancini’s Italian squad is clearly better than Gli Azzurri’s squad two years ago, while they won 6-0 against Liechtenstein at home in March. So, predictions Liechtenstein vs Italy said the visitors will win the game on Wednesday.
Score Prediction: Liechtenstein vs Italy 0-5
Head to Head Liechtenstein vs Italy
Italy has won all of its previous three matches against Liechtenstein and claimed a big win, 6-0, in the previous qualifying match in March.
Statistics of Liechtenstein vs Italy matches
- Liechtenstein has lost nine of their last 11 matches in European Cup qualifiers.
- Italy has won their last seven matches in European Cup qualifiers.
- Italy has scored more than three goals in the last three matches against Liechtenstein in all competitions.
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