Italy tonight will play his first test for the world debut against Paraguay, set for June 14.
The Italian team is still under construction, less than 24 hour ago Lippi announced the names of the players that leave for South Africa and now he has to build the team. Italy don’t play an official match since the beginning of March and in the latest days they did an hard work to prepare the Mundial so the manoeuvre could be slow this night and also the automatism could be still not at good point.
It is probable that Lippi will line up all the players that could play in the first match of the mundial, so the probable line up should be: Buffon in the goal; Maggio, Zambrotta (in substitution of Chiellini), Bonucci and Cannavaro in the defensive line; in the midfiled Pirlo, De Rossi, Marchisio and Iaquinta will support Di Natale and Gilardino in the forward line.
Mexico on the contrary was engaged in a tourney around for the Europe but they didn’t convince a lot in fact they lost against England (1-3), after they lost against Netherland (1-2), and finally won a against Gambia (5-1), but also here they didn’t express a great condition.
Yesterday Javier Aguirre announced that against Italy he will line up the substitute team to preserve his regulars from injury and to concede them a little rest.
I have to be honest, I have considered the possibility to bet against Italy here but reading the Aguirre declarations I consider good bet on the Italy win paid @2 or more.
I want to add also an Gilardino goal anytime.
Italy win @ 2.08 10/10
Gilardino will score anytime @ 2.22 2/10
2-0 exact score @ 10 1/10