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Euro 2012 Germany v Italy Betting Preview from the National Stadium, Warsaw on Thursday 28th June 2012.
The whole game can be seen Live on BBC One High Definition with a scheduled 19:45pm (BST) Kick Off Time.
Welcome and thank’s stopping by to view our Germany v Italy Betting Preview where we have also provided you with the latest Team News, Head to Head Statistics, Lineups, Predictions, Tips, Odds, Free Bets and Money Back Specials associated with the match.
Germany have hardly put a foot wrong so far during this tournament and have won every single game they have played, however during their 4-2 victory over Greece in the quarter final it became clear that the german defence is breachable.
Italy scraped through their quarter final match against England which they eventually won on pens, but they were the much better side over the whole game with Andrea Pirlo the stand out player and the italians will certainly fancy their chances in this one again.
Germany v Italy Team News
Germany Team News
Coach Joachim Löw made a number of changes to his starting lineup in the quarter finals against Greece which shocked a lot of people and although we should see a majority of the players that had been involved in the starting lineup before the greece match there are still one or two places that at this moment remain a mystery.
Bastian Schweinsteiger will start despite having an ankle problem, but the big question is who will start up front as it seems at this moment in time the general consesus is that Miroslav Klose will retain his place up front in the starting lineup, which I do find a bit strange considering how Gomez is currently the joint top goal scorer in the competition.
Probable Line Up [4-5-1]: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm; Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Müller, Özil, Reus, Klose.
Italy Team News
Coach Cesare Prandelli will definitely be without Christian Maggio who is suspended and both De Rossi and Abate are struggling with muscle problems picked up during the marathon match against Enlgland, however both are likely to start.
Thiago Motta is back in contention for a place and he might be handed it in place of Riccardo Montolivo and bad boy Mario Balotelli should also retain his place up front having behaved himself
Probable Line Up [4-4-1-1]: Buffon, Abate, Barzagli, Bonucci, Balzaretti, Marchisio, Pirlo, Nocerino, Motta, Balotelli, Cassano
Germany v Italy Head to Head Statistics
Thursday night’s Semi Final from the National Stadium, Warsaw will become the 31st meeting between the two countries over the years and all the results of those previous games can be seen in our head to head statistics table shown below.
- Germany Victories : 7
- Draws : 9
- Italy Victories : 14
The last time the two sides met each other was during a friendly at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund back in February 2011 where the score finished 1-1, with goals coming from Klose and Di Rossi.