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William Hill Bonus for Germany vs Italy Euro 2012 Part Two


Germany to come from behind and win (a very plausible occurrence) is priced at 9/1 with Italy to do the same listed at 16/1.


Waiting for the starting line-ups to be revealed is always a good idea, especially as Germany have so many different striking options. Joachim Loew may opt to change his formation slightly to counter what will be an organized and compact Italian defensive unit.

This assertion is compounded by the fact that Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Mueller were all on the bench for the match against Greece and will be raring to go and not having to worry about picking up yellow cards.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been pronounced fit for this one while the Italians are dealing with a tougher situation with their starting line-up as Geogio Chiellini and Ignazio Abate are both expected to miss this one. The bigger loss will be Danielle De Rossi, who remains a doubt but could be seen making a start on the bench.

One of the real outright saving graces for Italy is the fact that they boast such a great record against the Germans – having avoided defeat on seven different occasions at major tournaments. They last met in the semi-finals of the 2006 World Cup and that one saw Italy go through to ultimately beat France, after toppling Germany 2-0 when in a similar underdog position.

The win was compounded by the fact that it happened in Germany.

Expect Joachim Loew's men to be patient for the first 45 minutes – they wouldn't be too fussed to see it go into half-time at 0-0, but they will start to panic if it gets to the 70th minute and they still haven't broke down Italy. If they can box Pirlo out of the game then they'll have a chance, but if Italy's midfield maestro is given enough room to operate – it could be a very interesting night for those looking to back an underdog.  

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