Euro 2012 Semifinals Las Vegas Odds: Germany vs. Italy
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
The second semifinal match at Euro 2012 takes place this Thursday at 2:45 ET in the National Stadium of Poland when heavily favored Germany takes on Italy. The winner will play against the winner of the Spain vs. Portugal matchup in the finals. Get your odds for Euro 2012 today at Bovada Sportsbook.
While Spain may be the No. 1 team in the world, the Germans aren’t far behind. Germany charged right through the “Group of Death” with wins over Poland, Holland and Denmark, and took care of Greece 4-2 in a game that wasn’t even as close as that final score suggests. Loaded on offense and showing poise on defense in this tournament as well, Germany is currently the favorite to win the Euro 2012 tournament over Spain at 3/2. Clicking on all cylinders, Germany will be a very tough opponent for Italy to beat.
The Germans may be without midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is nursing an ankle injury and had a rough game against Greece. Striker Mario Gomez currently shares the tournament goal scoring lead with Cristiano Ronaldo with three, and is the favorite at 7/4 to score the most goals in the tournament.
Currently ranked 12th in the world in the FIFA world rankings, Italy may be moving its way up a bit with this semifinal showing at Euro 2012. After earning draws against Spain and Croatia, Italy topped Ireland to advance to the elimination round and beat England in penalties on Sunday. Italy controlled the tempo of the game and likely should have put it away before extra time; the extra 30 minutes of play coupled with 48 hours less rest can’t help Italy’s chances of upsetting the Germans. Italy is going off at 5/1 odds to win Euro 2012.
Mario Balotelli continues to be an enigma for the Italian side after failing to score on multiple opportunities against England, but he did convert on his penalty. Andrea Pirlo also scored on a penalty, delivering a soft spot kick counting on the goalkeeper to dive that got the soccer world buzzing.
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