Italy vs England Prediction: How will tonight’s Nations League match go?

England have a point to prove as they face Italy in their penultimate match in Milan tonight before heading to the World Cup in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate’s side are playing their first games since going four games without a win in June, losing twice to Hungary and drawing with Italy and Germany.

The results mean England will crash out of their Nations League group if they lose to Italy tonight as they sit three points behind the Azzurri with a match against Germany at Wembley on Monday.

England open their World Cup campaign against Iran on November 21 and after a series of poor performances in June, Southgate is keen to get back on track ahead of the tournament.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Italy vs England?

The match kicks off on Friday 25 September at 19:45 BST at the San Siro in Milan.

How can I watch it?

It will be shown live on Channel 4 from 19:00. It is also available to stream live on All 4.

What is the news of the England team?

Kalvin Phillips’ injury and doubts over Jordan Henderson’s fitness have opened the door for Jude Bellingham to partner Declan Rice in midfield.

Aaron Ramsdale is expected to replace the injured Jordan Pickford in goal and Eric Dier looks set to start in defence, with Reece James and Ben Chilwell at wing-back.

Fikayo Tomori could start ahead of Harry Maguire, but Kieran Trippier could also come in if Southgate opts for a back five.

Harry Maguire and Raheem Sterling are expected to start, meaning Ivan Toney will have to wait for his debut from the bench.

Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka, Jarrod Bowen and Jack Grealish are competing for the last starting spot.

Predicted lineups

Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Bonucci, Emerson; Jorginho, Barella, Tonali; Raspadori, Scamacca, Gnonto

England: Ramsdale; James, Walker, Dier, Maguire, Saka; Rice, Bellingham; Sterling, Kane, Foden


Italy: 2/1

Draw: 9/4

England: 18/11


England’s performance has been delayed, but it was overlooked that their four-game winless run in June came at the end of a long season. Southgate’s squad should be refreshed and should look much stronger on paper than their Italian counterparts. England win through goals from Kane and Sterling. Italy 1-2 England