Well this is the other semi final that most people predicted. The Germans have been very good but have had a dream run through this tournament and are yet to really be put to the test by quality opposition. The problem is I am not convinced that the Italians are “quality opposition” either. The only thing that I like about this game is that i think that Spain will defeat whichever team makes it to the final. Considering this i am going to try and find some value and am going to back the draw at full time. Both teams will be petrified of losing this game instead of confident about going out and winning it and if the scores are level at the 70 minute mark expect some very negative football to be played in the last 20 minutes. The Italians’ would like nothing better than to play three nil all draws through the finals and win in three penalty shoot outs.
Competition: UEFA Euro 2012
Event: Germany v Italy
Location: National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Date and time: Thursday 28 June at 20:45 (Warsaw), Friday 02:45 (Macau)
Big Jim’s bet: Germany and Italy to finish tied at the end of regulation time.
See you back here at wgm8.com for tomorrow’s tip.