Italy draw their both the matches with the group toppers. Now they will take on Republic of Ireland on Monday in their Group C third match at Municipal Stadium, Poznan - the city of Poland. This will be the must match win for the Italians. If Croatia and Spain match will be drawn then Italy needs to win this match with at least 2 goals margin or better to finish on top of Croatia. Italy last draw made them 6 games winless in a major tournament.
Italy showed a world rank of 12 and has produced many attacking players. Andrea Pirlo is the key player for Italy as in Croatia match he put his team ahead with a superb free kick. Andrea Barzagli back from his injury, now Italy defense will be strong and also De Rossi will able to play his natural game.
Probable Italy line-up for match includes: Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini, Christian Maggio, Andrea Barzagli, Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Emanuele Giaccherin, Mario Balotelli, Antonio Di Natale.
Republic of Ireland secures a world rank of 18 has produced many strong players. Republic of Ireland was unable to win and gain any point in this tournament so they can not progress further. However, winning this match only avoid to finish them as third. Republic of Ireland’s probable eleven for match includes: Shay Given, John O’Shea, Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger, Stephen Ward, Aiden McGeady, Glenn Whelan, Keith Andrews, Damien Duff, Robbie Keane, Kevin Doyle.
In the last 11 games, Italy has won 7 encounters with only lost twice and 2 draws against Irish. Republic of Ireland already eliminated from competition due to their poor performances through out this contest. However, Italy has shown better performances in their recent matches so they are looking favorites and eventual winner of this match.