Poland vs Italy: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Roberto Mancini's side will look to turn their abysmal form around when they travel to face Poland in the UEFA Nations League

Italy are on a five-game winless streak as they head into their UEFA Nations League clash with Poland and will look to improve on their 1-1 friendly draw with Ukraine last time out.

Roberto Mancini's side are placed bottom of their group and need a win against Poland, though they have struggled in front of goal, with Jorginho's penalty their only strike in the competition thus far.

Meanwhile, Poland lost their most recent Nations League game against Portugal 3-2 despite Jakub Błaszczykowski's 77th-minute effort.

Game Poland vs Italy
Date Sunday, October 14
Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

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US TV channel Online stream
beIN Sports HD 2 fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports and streamed via Sky GO Extra .

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Sky GO Extra

Squads & Team News


Position Poland players
Goalkeepers Fabianski, Szczesny, Dragowski
Defenders Glik, Jedrzejczyk, Olkowski, Bereszynski, Bednarek, Kaminski, Kedziora, Pietrzak, Reca
Midfielders Blaszczykowski, Grosicki, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Linetty, Klich, Goralski, Kurzawa, Makuszewski, Frankowski, Szymanski, Kadzior 
Forwards Lewandowski, Milik, Piatek

Poland captain Robert Lewandowski earned his 100th cap against Portugal and manager Jerzy Brzeczek is expected to name a similarly strong side to face Italy, with the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Kamil Gilk and Arkadiusz Milik all included.

Potential Poland XI: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Reca; Krychowiak, Klich, Kurzawa, Linetty, Milik; Lewandowski.

Position Italy players
Goalkeepers Sirigu, Perin, Donnarumma, Cragno
Defenders Piccini, Chiellini, Criscito, Palmieri, Biraghi, Bonucci, Florenzi, Acerbi, Tonelli
Midfielders Bonaventura, Verratti, Pellegrini, Jorginho, Gagliardini, Barella
Forwards Insigne, Berardi, Immobile, Giovinco, Chiesa, Caprari, Lasagna

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is expected to start against Poland, while Nicolo Barella was given his first Italy cap against Ukraine - though is likely to be replaced by Lorenzo Pellegrini or Roberto Gagliardini.

Ciro Immobile could make way for Federico Bernardeschi, while Mario Balotelli has not been included in the squad. Sebastian Giovinco has returned to the side following his first Italy call-up in three years.

Potential Italy XI: Donnarumma; Biraghi, Chiellini, Bonucci, Florenzi; Verratti, Jorginho, Pellegrini; Insigne, Bernardeschi, Chiesa.


Betting & Match Odds


Italy are priced at odds of winning 13/8 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 7/4. A win for Poland is priced at 21/10.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


Leonardo Bonucci Italy Ukraine 2018

Former Manchester City manager Mancini took the Italy job with a view to beginning a rebuilding phase for the team following their failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. 

Their recent run of form has been disappointing, however, with only one win in their last 10 matches, including the 1-1 draw with Ukraine last time out.

Mancini's reign began with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in May but they have not won since, much to the frustration of the former Inter boss as the pressure continues to mount.

"I'm fed up of not winning and so is everyone," Mancini told reporters.

"The positive thing is that the team played good football for long periods.

"It was a friendly, so hopefully we can start winning on Sunday. It's obvious the fans are upset when their team doesn't win, but we mustn't listen to the jeers.

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"If we had scored another goal, everyone would've been happy with the performance. I think it was just about the result."

Should there be a winner between Poland and Italy, that could decide the second-placed spot of Group 3 in League A of the Nations League, with Portugal claiming the top spot.

A Lewandowski-led Poland side were unable to get the better of the Portuguese in their last fixture, with goals from Andre Silva and Bernardo Silva, as well as a Kamil Gilk own goal, seeing the visitors claim a 3-2 win.

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