Euro 2016 – Germany v Italy

Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux – Sunday 3rd  July, 3AM AWST

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Italy 2 v Spain 0

Germany 3 v Slovakia

Head to head

Italy 15 – Germany 8 – Drawn 10

Recent match

2016 International Friendly– Germany 4 v Italy 1

Match Overview

Italy will be out to add to their impressive record against Germany, but Italian Manager Antonio Conte will be entering this contest without midfielder Thiago Motta who was suspended after the win over Spain.

There are doubts over Danielle De Rossi after he suffered a knock to his hip, and Antonio Candreva has missed the past two matches with a groin injury.

Joachim Low has no such problems with Germany, he can field a full strength team.

Both Managers are declaring each other as the best sides left in the tournament, but Germany have to contend with an head to head record that has been all Italy for the past eight matches.

Germany had scored three goals and kept a clean sheet through the group stage, but then scored three in one game against Slovakia in the last 16 match-up.

Italy also scored three goals during the Group stage but lost 1-0 to Ireland before bouncing back with their masterful 2-0 win over Spain.

Mario Gomez has been the man for Germany, scoring two goals. Julian Draxler, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Shkodran Mustafi and Jerome Boateng have a goal each.

Germany have controlled possession more than any other team in this competition. Toni Kroos is leading the most passes table with 449 at 93% accuracy.  Add in Boateng and Khedira and Germany have three of the top ten best passing players at Euro 2016.

Italy as predicted conceded possession to Spain 53% to 47% but were deadly accurate with goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle.

Don’t expect a change in tactics with both teams likely to employ a tight defense. Germany may have more possession, but Italy will wait to score on the counter.

Player Watch

Tomas Muller to finally hit a goal in this tournament.

Match Result

Germany 1-0 after 90 minutes

Bet Suggestions

Option 1 – Germany to win $2.30*

Option 2 – HT/FT Draw/Germany $4.80*

Option 3- Thomas Muller $6*

Odds correct as at 8am 1 July and subject to change.

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