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WCQ: Lithuania vs Italy

Lithuania vs Italy

After being absent from the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, the Italian team has made radical changes and completely transformed compared to themselves before. Having been stabilizing, of course, the Azzurri will be the leading candidate for the early ticket to participate in the 2022 World Cup final. With what happened after the first two matches, it is clear that the teacher and coach Roberto Mancini There is no reason to lose points against Lithuania so much worse in terms of qualifications.

Lithuania vs Italy


In Group C the 2022 World Cup qualifying regions include Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy and Lithuania. As such, it is not difficult to realize that Lithuania is underestimated in the group and is probably just the road liner for names like Switzerland and Italy. Lithuania is ranked only 129th on the latest FIFA rankings and of course they are underrated much weaker than Italy. Currently Lithuania has not got any points but this is only their second match. Lithuania's campaign earlier began with a 0-1 defeat against Switzerland on Sunday. They have not scored in the last 3/4 matches and kept only 2 clean sheets in the last 10 matches. In their last 8 World Cup qualifying matches all ended without victory, with Lithuania losing 7 matches. The only victory for Lithuania in their last 12 World Cup qualifying matches was against Malta and they were also unable to score in those 6/8 matches. At home, also in World Cup qualifiers, Lithuania had 3 consecutive defeats.


Putting on the comparison table, it is clear that the strength of the two teams is "a heaven and a cliff" at this time. Remember that Italy is the 10th ranked team on the latest FIFA rankings and they are nearly 120 steps ahead of their opponents. Currently, Italy is at the top of Group C in the 2022 World Cup in Europe with 2 consecutive wins. They have just won 2-0 away from Bulgaria, this is the 5th time in a row they have scored two or more goals. In total, Italy has scored 12 goals in the last 5 matches and is unbeaten 24 games, including 19 wins. Away from home, Italy is unbeaten 10 matches, with 9 wins and 8 clean sheets. Italy also scored 2 or more goals in their last 7/10 away matches. In the World Cup qualifying matches, they have 3 wins in the last 5 matches, and 4 matches keep a clean sheet. In the away matches in the World Cup qualifiers, Italy has 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches. In terms of history of confrontation, Italy is unbeaten in all 6 encounters with Lithuania in the past and they won 4 of them.