Kick off: Saturday, July 2, 8:00 PM GMT
Venue: Stade Matmut-Atlantique (Bordeaux)
Head to head record
Germany vs Italy 4-1 (2016 Friendly International)
Italy vs Germany 1-1 (2013 Friendly International)
Germany vs Italy 1-2 (Euro 2012)
Germany vs Italy 1-1 (2011 Friendly International)
Germany vs Italy 0-2 (2006 World Cup)
Germany vs Italy prediction
Stade Matmut-Atlantique will host the match between Germany and Italy. The two European giants face each other in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals and, no doubt, there will be fireworks when they meet in Bordeaux on Saturday evening.
Germany experienced all sorts of problems in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Joachim Low’s men were struggling to find their best form during the qualifying campaign, but it has to be noted that the experienced tactician had a number of selection worries during the process. Marco Reus misses the 2016 European Championship finals with injury, but other key players made the final roster and, as a result, die Manschaft have been producing thrilling displays at the showpiece tournament in France. The Germans did well to beat the likes of Ukraine and Northern Ireland in the group stages, while playing out a goalless draw with Poland in the Group C derby. As expected, Germany outplayed Slovakia in the last 16, with the team managing to get their revenge on Jan Kozak’s troops for the defeat in the warm-up game. Mario Gomez found the net in the 3-0 win over Slovakia and the former Bayern Munich striker is likely to lead the line for the Germans against Italy.
Jonas Hector is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the match day, but coach Joachim Low has no other selection worries ahead of Saturday’s match. Bayern Munich youngster Joshua Kimmich should keep his place in the starting line-up.
Italy proved their worth against Spain
Italy kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign in style, with the team beating Belgium in their first group game. Eder’s late goal helped the Azzurri record a win over Sweden in their second group game and thanks to the victory Antonio Conte’s men clinched top position in Group E. The former Juventus boss rested his key players in the 1-0 loss to Republic of Ireland, but he fielded the best possible side against Spain and, as a result, the Italians booked their place in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. The Azzurri are brimming with confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash against Germany and you should bear in mind that Antonio Conte’s team have yet to suffer a loss to die Manschaft at the major tournaments. Italy have been impressive at the back at the tournament in France and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the quarter-final. Graziano Pelle has been in a fine form at the 2016 European Championship finals and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Daniele De Rossi is likely to miss the match with injury, while Thiago Motta is definitely out of contention through suspension. Antonio Candreva is a major doubt and he will be monitored ahead of the kick-off.
- Germany have yet to defeat Italy at the European Championship finals
- Die Manschaft suffered no more than one defeat in last nine matches at Euro finals
- Under 2.5 goals were netted in Italy’s last four games at Euro 2016 finals
- Germany are after their fifth straight clean sheet at the tournament in France
- Joachim Low’s men had 19 goal attempts against Slovakia
Germany vs Italy betting pick
Joachim Low has a number of high-profile players to choose from, but seeing that Italy have been impressive at the back at the Euro 2016 finals so far, I am not tempted to put my money on the Germans this time out. The Azzurri have been producing terrific performances at the tournament in France and, taking everything into account, the two teams should play out a draw in the regular time.