Germany vs. Italy 2016 Euro Quarter Finals Odds Preview
Two of Europe’s soccer betting powers meet in the quarterfinals of EURO 2016. The Germans have won all of their tournament matches so far except for scoreless draw against Poland in group play. In the round of 16, they dispatched Slovakia with relative ease, 3-0, to show that they are playing at an elite level on both sides of the ball. The Italians will be much tougher foes than the Slovakians, though, as Italy beat reigning European champion Spain 2-0 in their round of 16 match. Italy won the last time these two teams met in tournament play, sending Germany home with a 2-0 result in the semis in EURO 2012.
How To Bet the Germany vs. Italy Euro 2016 Quarter Finals Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Saturday, July 2, 2016, 3:00 PM ET
Where: Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Live Stream: WatchESPN
EURO 2016 Odds: Italy win 3/1, Draw 21/10, Germany 6/5
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Why should you bet on Germany?
The Germans will get to face the Italians without their midfielder Thiago Motta, who picked up a yellow card in the 2-0 victory over Spain — and this yellow card was enough to put him over the limit, so he will be missing the match against Die Mannschaft. The Germans have scored more goals and have been playing with more efficiency than any other team in EURO 2016, and while their group was less challenging than Italy’s, you have to play the schedule that you have.
Why should you put your money on Italy?
The Azzurri were actually expected to leave EURO 2016 fairly early, but then they made it out of group play — and then they made it past a solid Spanish side. Goals from Graziano Pelle and Giorgio Chiellini were the highlights of a technically superior day from the whole team, which played with passion and energy. If they can bring that same sort of excitement and technique to the Germans — who have not seen this level of quality in any of their EURO 2016 opponents to this point — then the Italians can advance to the semifinals.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Italy has won the last eight meetings against Germany in tournament play. Despite the low expectations that followed Italy into this tournament, I like them to take it to the Germans and win, 3-2.