Italy versus Germany Euro 2012 Soccer Betting Odds Preview

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Semifinal number two from Euro 2012 will pit Italy and Germany on Thursday afternoon creating an outstanding watch and wagering opportunity for soccer betting enthusiasts. Germany and Italy will begin at 2:45PM Eastern Time and ESPN has the national television coverage.

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The current goal spread at Oddsmaker have Germany the -1/2 goal favorite at -135 odds with Italy the underdog at +1/2 goal with a take back of +115 odds. The goal over under is set at 2 goals with the over favored by -140 odds and the take back on under two goals the underdog at +110 odds. Money line soccer bettors will find Germany the -145 odds favorite with Italy returning +310 odds as the underdog. The tie is lined at +265 odds and this result on money line betting means bets on Italy or Germany will be graded as losses. Of the four remaining teams left in Euro 2012 Germany is the +150 favorite to win with Italy a +525 odds underdog to win both the semifinal and final.

Germany is a perfect 4-0 in Euro 2012. The team went undefeated in group play allowing no more than one goal to any one opponent. In the quarterfinals it was Germany posting the 4-2 win against Greece to advance to the semifinals. After Greece tied the score at 1-1 in the 55th minute Germany rallied for three straight goals for the easy win. Italy earned one win and two 1-1 draws in group place to qualify as the second place finisher. They met England in the quarterfinals and were 0-0 threw regulation and extra time. Italy won the penalty shootout to face Germany in the semis. Italy and Germany faced off in the 2006 World Cup and it was Italy prevailing 2-0 which earned the Italians a berth into the finals. The game was scoreless for the first 118th minutes of the game before Italy was able to score two late goals for the victory. These two semifinal participants met in an International Friendly back on February 9th of 2011 and the teams drew at 1-1 in a game held in Germany. Miroslav Klose gave the Germans the 1-0 lead early but Italy got the equalizer with a Giuseppe Rossi goal in the 81st minute.

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