Italy opted for one of the weakest possible opponents in one of the final warm-up games before the start of the Euro 2012, with Luxembourg hardly a side that can cause the Azzurri problems at Ennio Tardini.
Boss Cesare Prandelli has yet to name his final squad for the European Championships, so it is perfectly clear he will use this game to remove any doubts over the squad selection.
After losing their last two friendly games to Uruguay and United States, the Azzurri will be looking for a morale-boosting win and you should know Italy are 2.25 (5/4) with bet365 to win with -3 Asian handicap.
Giorgio Chiellini and Thiago Motta are unlikely to feature as they are recovering from injury, but youngsters Marco Veratti, Ezequiel Schelotto and Mattia Destro are likely to play a part.
Seasoned strikers Antonio Di Natale and Alessandro Diamanti will also be given a chance to impress the boss and ensure their place in the squad.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-1-2): Buffon – Maggio, Barzagli, Ogbonna, Criscito – De Rossi, Pirlo, Marchisio – Montolivo – Cassano, Balotelli.
Luxembourg are still struggling to shake off the minnows tag as they are still considered one of the weakest national teams in Europe.
Luc Holtz’s side appear to have somewhat closed the gap behind other European sides, with recent victories over Slovakia, Albania and FYR Macedonia giving them reason for optimism.
However, they are now set to face one of the strongest sides in Europe and while the task ahead of them is extremely difficult, this match will be a great opportunity for some inexperienced players to test their skills against some of world’s best footballers.
Youngsters Maurice Devile, Joel Pedro, Chris Philipps and Tom Laterza will be looking to impress alongside more experienced players such as Eric Hoffmann, Mario Mutsch and Rene Peters.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Joubert – Schnell, Philipps, Blaise, Janisch – Gerson, Peters – Laterza, Bettmer, Mutsch – Deville.