Preview: Italy vs. Denmark

Preview: Italy vs. Denmark
© PA Photos
Sports Mole previews the Group B World Cup qualifier between Italy and Denmark.

Group leaders Italy are likely to have Manchester City frontman Mario Balotelli available for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Denmark.

The 22-year-old missed his nation's 3-1 victory over Armenia on Friday evening with the flu.

However, he has now recovered and should partner Pablo Osvaldo in attack.

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected to miss out with a thigh strain.

Meanwhile, Juventus's loanee frontman Nicklas Bendtner will feature as a lone striker for the visiting Danes.

Should he find the net, he will rise to 10th on Denmark's all-time goalscoring list.

Denmark are currently fifth in the group with two points from their opening two matches.

Recent form

Italy: WWDLL
Denmark: DDLLL

Possible starting lineups:

Italy: De Sanctis; Maggio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Criscito; Marchisio, De Rossi, Pirlo; Montolivo; Balotelli, Osvaldo

Denmark: Andersen; Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Mtiliga; Kvist, Kristensen, Rommedahl, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli; Bendtner

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Mario Balotelli, Leonardo Bonucci
Read Next:
Kjaer: 'I will stop Balotelli'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account