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England vs Italy: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

England host Italy at Molineux on Saturday evening in what is the Three Lions’ third game of their 2022/23 UEFA Nations League campaign.

The contest is a repeat of the Euro 2020 final which Gli Azzurri won on penalties and Gareth Southgate’s side will be desperate to get revenge. A victory is also needed as they have just one point from their first two Nations League games. Italy, meanwhile, have four.

The game was initially scheduled to be played behind closed doors due to the crowd disorder that plagued last summer’s showpiece event at Wembley.

However, as was the case when England played Hungary last week, a UEFA-sanctioned loophole means the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers will be filled to the brim with schoolchildren and their parents/guardians.

Here is everything you need to know about the match…

When is kick off? Saturday 11 June, 19:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Molineux
TV channel/live stream? Channel 4, All 4 (UK), Fox Sports, fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Channel 4 (UK)
Referee? Szymon Marciniak (POL)
VAR? Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL) 

Gareth Southgate has already confirmed he will be trying out a new goalkeeper and that is likely to be Aaron Ramsdale.

On the injury front, Kalvin Phillips is likely to miss out after being forced off against Germany. Phil Foden has been out with Covid-19 but will be available here provided he returns a negative test before the game.

James Justin and Fikayo Tomori have knocks and Trent Alexander-Arnold has left the group for his summer holidays.

Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Belotti have been allowed to leave the camp for their holidays, with the latter also on the lookout for his next club.

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Gli Azzurri are likely rotate once again with Manuel Locatelli, Gianluca Scamacca and Francesco Acerbi.

Federico Chiesa and Marco Verratti are not in the squad due to injury.

England have yet to get themselves into top gear in this season’s Nations League and a win is paramount here if they want to reach the finals.

Fortunately, Italy are not looking great themselves with the absences of Verratti and Chiesa hitting them hard.

Although Gli Azzurri will not make it easy for the Three Lions on Saturday, we are backing England to secure their first victory of the campaign in Wolverhampton.

Prediction: England 2-1 Italy


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