Saturday Euro 2016 Germany vs Italy – Preview

July 02, 2016 20:00pm – Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux


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Germany will go in search of their first ever tournament win against Italy when the teams meet in Bordeaux on Saturday night.

Every team has their nemesis and Germany will meet theirs in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals this weekend. The Germans have never beaten Italy in eight previous meetings at tournament level. When the teams last met – at the semi-final stage of Euro 2012 in Warsaw – the Italians prevailed 2-1 before falling to Spain in the final.

The Italians also beat the Germans in the final of the 1982 World Cup and in the semi-finals of the 1970 and 2006 editions of the same event.

The good news for Germany, is that they did win the last friendly clash between the sides back in March by a 4-1 score line.

Thiago Motta will be suspended for Antonio Conte’s team.

Match Facts

  • No win in eight competitive meetings against Italy for Germany
  • Italy have scored five goals from just 35 shots compared to Germany’s six from 78
  • Germany have averaged 64% possession compared to Italy’s 46%
  • Italy have received 13 yellow cards to Germany’s five


World champions Germany will start as favourites but Italy have been the model of efficiency at this tournament and are well priced at 6/4 to qualify by any means.

You can back Italy to qualify at 6/4 with Betfair.

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