It’s a case of David vs Goliath when Italy takes on Lithuania today in Group C action of European World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022. Italy, what can be said that is not known, is on a high streak of 36 games unbeaten and are in first place of Group C. Lithuania on the other hand have lost every game of World Cup qualification. Here you will find everything there is to know about this soccer game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Both teams will face each other in MAPEI Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, home of A.C. Reggiana of Serie B. The game will take place at 2:45 PM EST and will be televised by ESPN+. For Italy it’s just one more hurdle on their way to World Cup qualification, for Lithuania it’s the chance to pull off a major upset.
Not everything is roses for Roberto Mancini’s side, while they are unbeaten in 36 games, they have not won a game in their last 4 outings. It is a streak the Italians will look to break against the biggest of underdogs in Lithuania who have not won a game in 2021.
Italy vs Lithuania: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Time: 2:45 PM (ET)
Location: MAPEI Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy
Italy vs Lithuania: Times by State in the US
ET: 2:45 PM
CT: 1:45 PM
MT: 12:45 PM
PT: 11:45 AM
Italy vs Lithuania: Storylines
The biggest storyline is the mismatch between the two sides, Italy have been on fire, winning the Euro Cup in the summer. For Lithuania not much is expected from a team who has not won a game all year.
Head-to-head Italy holds an undefeated record against Lithuania, winners of three out of five matches between them. Lithuania have never defeated the Italians in an official match and will look to make history recording their first win over the Euro champions but also snapping their record unbeaten run.
Alex Meret, Manuel Lazzari, Andrea Belotti, and Gianluca Mancini are out for this match for the Italians, while Fedor Chernykh is suspended for Lithuania due to yellow card accumulation.
How To Watch or Stream Live Italy vs Lithuania in the U.S.
Italy vs Lithuania can be viewed in the United States both on Television and via streaming on ESPN + and ESPN streaming services.
Italy vs Lithuania: Prediction and Odds
As it is expected Lithuania are heavy underdogs paying out +3000, while the Euro champions Italy are at -1600, a draw is paying out +1400 for this game. All odds are provided by DraftKings.
*Odds by DraftKings