The lower part of the table of the Euro 2016 quarter finals is, without a doubt, the more interesting one. The top side will most probably produce a semifinal between Belgium and Portugal, but on the bottom side, we have two equally interesting games: a clash of the titans between Germany and Italy and a host nation vs. underdog game between France and Iceland. We’ll concentrate on the first one today.
Odds At European Betting Sites:
Germany 2.30 or 13/10 Draw 3.00 or 2/1 Italy 3.90 or 29/10
Germany had a very easy time so far in Euro 2016. They produced convincing football but haven’t played any big teams. Winning all their games except a 0-0 draw against Poland, the Germans know that this game is their hardest of the tournament so far.
Their minimum expectation this year is to play the final, so they still have to win some games to live up to that expectation. Thankfully, coach Low moved from playing with a false nine (Götze) to a traditional forward (Gomez) which works wonderfully. Let’s see if it will prove successful once again against the Italians.
On the other hand, Italy managed two phenomenal wins this year, both with the same score, 2-0, against Belgium in the group stage and against Spain the round of 16.
They have beat the record for highest team average age for an European championship, but this experienced, hardworking squad has proven very hard to beat. They will, of course, continue to play what they know best and hope for a quick goal against Germany for an easy game.
This is one of the hardest games to predict from this year’s tournament. An Italy win has huge odds because Germany is seen as favorite with bookmakers.
Betting on Italy could prove to be a value bet, along with betting that they receive more yellow cards than the Germans. Meanwhile, betting that Germany will score at least one goal is a good idea and has a decent odd. These are the only things we think are worth mentioning – the rest could be pure gambling.
Match To Go To Penalties: 6.00 or 5/1
Draw & Under 2.5 Goals: 3.30 or 23/10
To Go To Extra Time: Yes – 3.00 or 2/1
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