The first event which we liked and choose for today is going to be again from UEFA, Nations League, League A, Gr. 3 between the teams of Portugal and Italy. Both sides will take a place in Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal. Actually, the main referee who was assigned into the game is William Collum, Scotland. Moreover, the average yellow cards in this clash are about 3.65, accordingly, our first recommendation is Under 3.5 cards.
It's not too unusual for superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo to be given permission to skip unimportant international games during a busy season. However, with the introduction of the UEFA Nations League, Cristiano will miss a competitive game against Roberto Mancini's Italy on Monday, September 10. Now 33-years-old, it seems the Juventus man is looking to reduce his international game time to preserve what's left of his club career at the top level. Cristiano will focus on his Juventus while his fellow countrymen are on international duty
Portugal coach 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."
Gonçalo Guedes, Bruno Fernandes, Raphaël Guerreiro and Cedric Soares will push for starting the game. In the previous six head-to-head clashes, Italy has won five games and Portugal just once, in their last clash, beating Italy at home routine 1:0 three years ago. Unfortunately, Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup, but Portugal did. However, they did not impress, winning just once in the group phase and losing to Uruguay in the 1/8 finals. The shape of both teams, before this game at Benfica’s Estadio do Sport field in Lisbon, is not great. Both only managed three wins in the last 10 clashes.
The home side had five draws and two defeats while Italy has drawn four and lost three games so far. Gli Azzurri have a point to prove which makes them a dangerous opponent, while Portugal will have to work hard to win this home game.
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