Germany v Italy

Many will be expecting a straight forward win for Germany here as they have been pretty impressive so far at Euro 2012, winning all four of their games, and they are up against a team here that has only beaten Ireland so far in the tournament.

Italy are notoriously hard to beat though and they were better than the bare result against England and they will be confident of causing an upset here.

Germany v Italy Match Odds

A bet on the winner of the match is always a popular one and gives you a bet that lasts right up until the final whistle. In competitive games like this there are good odds on both sides.
Germany v Italy
Full Time Result
Odds Bookie
Germany 10/11
Draw 12/5
Italy 19/5

Head To Head Record

Games Played Germany Wins Draws Italy Wins
30 8 11 11

Recent Meetings

Date Competition/Venue Team Result Team
20/08/2003 Friendly/Stuttgart Germany 0:1 (0:1) Italy
01/03/2006 Friendly/Florence Italy 4:1 (3:0) Germany
04/07/2006 World Cup/Dortmund Germany 0:0 (0:0) Italy
09/02/2011 Friendly/Dortmund Germany 1:1 (1:0) Italy


Italy's inability to beat Croatia or England in 90 minutes shows that they are not quite operating at the level Germany are currently and Germany look set to start this match very much overpriced. Germany have won all their games at Euro 2012 including all three in the group of death and the win over Portugal who are turning out to be a strong side at Euro 2012 shows they are capable of beating a team like Italy. The Italians will try to make life difficult for Germany but Germany are likely to have too much flair for the Italians and are taken to get the job done in 90 minutes.

Germany v Italy Asian Handicap Odds

Asian Handicap is slightly different to regular match betting, usually one side is given a lead to make the game more equal, and therefore more competitive as a betting contest.
Germany v Italy
Asian Hcap
Odds Bookie
Germany -0.50 19/20
Italy 0.5 39/40


It seems the bookies are expecting a much better performance from Italy than we are here and although we fancy Germany to only win this narrowly, meaning asian handicap stakes should be kept to a minimum, they seem more likely to win by a couple of goals than to draw or lose the match. Germany have plenty of goals in them which is always a good thing when it comes to backing a team in the asian handicap.

Germany v Italy Goals Odds

Many bets can be placed related on how many goals there will be in the match so working out whether it will be high scoring or low scoring is usually a must before betting on the game.
Germany v Italy
Total Goals
Odds Bookie
Over 2.5 7/5
Under 2.5 3/5
Correct Score
Odds Bookie
Germany #1-0 5/1
Draw #1-1 6/1
Draw #0-0 7/1
Germany #2-0 15/2
Win To Nil
Odds Bookie
Germany 9/5
Italy 6/1

Germany Euro 2012 Results

Italy Euro 2012 Results


Germany have so far only beaten one team by more than a one goal margin at Euro 2012 and that was Greece in the quarter finals, all their wins at the group stage against better opposition were courtesy of one goal margins. Germany have also only kept one clean sheet so far and that was against a very defensive Portuguese set up so it seems most likely Germany will concede and win by a one goal margin, meaning we only need to figure out how many Italy will score. Well Italy have hardly been freescoring at Euro 2012, they've averaged just one goal a game so far, the same amount of goals that Germany have conceded each game on average. That means it is more than likely that Italy will score once and only once so if Germany win by a one goal margin that means that score should be 2-1. Germany's last match contained six goals and that was their third game at Euro 2012 to contain over 2.5 goals and that should be another good bet in this match considering both teams are expected to be amongst the goals.

Germany v Italy Player Odds

A look at the best bets involving the players of the match, usually the most popular bets in this category revolve around who will score the goals in the match.
Germany v Italy
Total Goals
Odds Bookie
Over 2.5 7/5
Under 2.5 3/5

Germany v Italy Goalscorer Stats

Player Games (Sub) Goals Games Scored In First Goals Last Goals Hat Tricks Pens Scored
Mario Gomez (Ger) 3 (1) 3 2 2 1 0 0
Lukas Podolski (Ger) 3 1 1 1  0 0 0
Lars Bender (Ger) 1 (2) 1 1 0 1 0 0
Marco Reus (Ger) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Miroslav Klose (Ger) 1 (3) 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sami Khedeira (Ger) 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
Philipp Lahm (Ger) 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
Antonio Cassano (Ita) 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
Mario Balotelli (Ita) 3 (1) 1 1 0 1 0 0
Antonio Di Natale (Ita) 1 (2) 1 1 1 0 0 0
Andrea Pirlo (Ita) 4 1 1 1 0 0 0

Germany v Italy Team News

Team news for Germany v Italy will be added closer to kick off.


We have to presume that Joachim Low will revert back to a front three of Lukas Podolski, Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller in this match despite decent performances from their replacements in the Greece game. Germany have plenty of players capable of scoring but as usual the biggest proportion of chances are likely to fall to the main striker and that should be Mario Gomez. There are no guarantees that he will score first though in a game that should feature a few goals so Germany's top scorer is tipped to score at anytime against the Italians.

Germany v Italy Half Time Odds

Your bets don't have to just be on what happens by the end of the game, you can bet on what happens by half time, in conjunction or not with the full time result.
Germany v Italy
Half Time Result
Odds Bookie
Draw 21/20
Germany 8/5
Italy 17/4
Half Time / Full Time
Odds Bookie
Germany - Germany 2/1
Draw - Germany 7/2
Draw - Draw 15/4
Italy - Italy 15/2
Team Games HT Wins HT Draws HT Losses 1st Half Goals 2nd Half Goals
Germany 4 3 1 0 4 5
Italy 4 2 2 0 2 2


Germany have held the lead at half time in three of their four matches so far at Euro 2012 and they have a pretty even scoring ratio between the first half and the second half so Germany look likely to score in the first half. Germany have only conceded once in the first half so far and if Italy are to score it seems most likely to come in the second half. Germany have scored even more goals in the second half than the first half so Germany should also score in the second half of the game which would mean Germany lead this time at both the half time and full time whistles. This should be a nice bet for boosting the already generous odds on a Germany win.

Germany v Italy Best Bet

The safest bet on this match is Germany to win the game in 90 minutes and they seem a particularly generous price to do so which makes that the bet of the match. Germany look by far the better team despite the Italains being respected and Germany have already shown they can beat decent opposition in the group stage so there seems to be limited risk in this bet.
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