THE Nations League qualifiers are almost upon us but before then there's friendly action in Genoa tonight as Roberto Mancini chases a morale-boosting victory as Italy manager in the clash with Ukraine.
The ex-Man City boss has presided over a four-game winless run since beginning his reign with a 2-1 success over Saudi Arabia.
The Azzurri's Nations League campaign began with a 1-1 home draw with Poland and 1-0 defeat in Portugal and Mancini has pleaded for patience as the national team struggle to shake themselves out of the slump that saw them miss out on the World Cup.
Ukraine, now bossed by AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko, also failed to qualify for the big Russia shindig but have shown promising signs with back-to-back Nations League wins away to Czech Republic and home to Slovakia.
They're unbeaten in seven, winning five, and can trouble an Italian side who have plenty of class acts in the likes of Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Insigne but are underperforming and look short at 7-10.
Both teams have scored in five of Italy's last six and odds against is decent value for goals at both ends again.
There's also the likes of Under-19 and Under-17 Euro qualifiers today plus some non-league domestic action. HullShaker has posted tips on a Northern League tussle and look out for Greg's Slovakian Cup fancies.
Plenty of you made light work of the sparse card to make a few quid yesterday so well done all winners.
- Italy v Ukraine btts (7.45pm)
- (13-11, Unibet)
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