Germany v Italy Preview & Prediction : Euro Cup 2016 Quarter-Finals

Two of the most successful soccer teams in Europe are headed for a clash on July 2, 2016 at the Stade de Bordeaux.

Germany will be fighting to reverse the history, while Italy will play to repeat it…Here, we bring you a complete preview of the upcoming game and who we expect will enter the Semi-finals of Euro Cup 2016. Read through for details…

Germany & Italy: The Two Teams Head-to-Head!

In their previous eight clashes, Italy has not lost a single game to Germany. Italy’s record numbers against Germany are 4 wins and 4 draws. As per records, Italy has beaten Germany thrice in the Semi- finals including the win in 2012, when extra time was being allocated. Italy won that game by 4-3. The only win scored by Germany against Italy in the recent past was the one in which they claimed 4-1 victory in a friendly match in Munich on March 30 this year. Gotze, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil and Jonas Hector were the men who stood out in this win.

Germany v Italy: Preview, Team News & More!

Germany

Until date, German side has stood victorious in all of its Quarter-finals outings in Euro Cup, while Italy has a record of 2 wins out of four. However, what makes Germans favorites is there team presence and exceptional defense techniques. The German side has not lost a single match in the previous five outings except for the one against Slovakia in a friendly game.

The Euro facts favor team Germany. Their brilliance as World Champions is known to the World. Then, there are players like Gomez, who has proved match winner ever since he was added to the side.

However, we must not forget that this is not how we have all known Italians. The Italians have performed exceptionally in their minnow’s status. They are indeed going to be a difficult competition to beat, especially after seeing them thrash the European Champions, Spain, 2-0 in Paris. And, the records against Germany are known to all. But, German side is ruling as favorites, and the reasons are many.

Probable Starting Line-up for Germany:

Kimmich, Howedes, Neuer, Ozil, Gomez, Boateng, Kroos, Hummels, Draxler, Khedira and Muller

Italy

A major loss to Coach Conte’s side is absence of Thiago Motta, who was suspended on booking charges. Rossi will also be missing the action due to injury. Another one on the list is Antonio Candreva, who will be missing owing to groin injury. But, this puts a full stop to their concerns! Why? As, Coach Conte is sure about the credibility of his players. While he knows that Germans are up, above and there but, his team will fight for respect. They are expected to go on field to shut up critics, who have forever praised Germans despite the continuous losses.

Pre-tournament expectations have been very low from Italian squad. But, payers like Giorgio Chiellini and Pelle have superior gaming tactics. Florenzi could be the one going out in this game, if Candreva is deemed fit to play.

Probable Starting Line – up for Italy

Bonucci, Sturaro, De Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Parolo, Pelle, Buffon, Florenzi, Giaccherini, and Eder

Who Will Win Germany v Italy Match: Expert Prediction!

Looking at the two sides, one can only gauge that it is going to be a tough call indeed for both the sides. With Germany’s defense on one side and Italy’s compassion for the game of football and extraordinary tactics on the other sides; the two teams will be up for a tough time on- field. However, the heart goes out to Germany and so are the predictions, which suggest that even if it happens in extended time, the team Germany will be winner.

Betting Tips for Germany v Italy

As per the betting odds trending so far, Germany v Italy Euro Cup 2016 Semi-finals could see Germany contending for their final spot after beating Italy in Quarter- finals. Will the records change this Week; only time will tell. However, the betting odds of 5/4 do favor them. The draw has been set at 2/1, and 3/1 status has Italy valued higher.

Get ready to be glued to your TV screens, for a thrilling game in Germany v Italy Quarter – finals is inevitable on Saturday!