Italy have plenty to ponder after their 1-0 defeat in the first leg on Friday.
Marco Verratti will miss the second leg through suspension, while Leonardo Bonucci may have to play with a face mask after breaking his nose in the first leg.
Simone Zaza and Leonardo Spinazzola remain doubts after missing the first leg through first injury.
Giampiero Ventura’s gamble to revert back to a 3-5-2 formation and drop Lorenzo Insigne backfired massively in Sweden. Changes will be needed here.
Mikael Lustig missed the 1-0 win on Friday through suspension and should slot back in at right-back here.
No other changes are expected from the away side as they look to protect their slender advantage.
Italy have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Sweden in all competitions. Under 2.5 goals 1.53
Italy have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 home matches against Sweden in all competitions. Italy win or draw 1.09
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Italy’s last 4 games (FIFA World Cup). Under 2.5 goals 1.53
Italy are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Sweden in all competitions. Italy win or draw 1.09
~ Italy were abysmal in the first leg and now face the very real prospect of failing to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1958.
~ Sweden hold all the cards after winning 1-0 in the first-leg and know that an away goal on Monday would really put them in the driving seat for qualification.
~ Italy have never lost a World Cup qualifier on home soil, a run spanning 54 matches. In fact, they have only failed to win eight of those matches.
~ History would suggest Italy will win on Monday but will it be enough to qualify for the 2018 World Cup?
Previous Meetings (Last 6 matches)
WC 10-11-2017 FT Sweden 1 : 0 Italy
UEC 17-06-2016 FT Italy 1 : 0 Sweden
IF 18-11-2009 FT Italy 1 : 0 Sweden
UEC 18-06-2004 FT Italy 1 : 1 Sweden
UEC 19-06-2000 FT Italy 2 : 1 Sweden
IF 23-02-2000 FT Italy 1 : 0 Sweden
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