Germany v Greece: Germans to prevent Greek progress

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As evidenced by their 1/6 price to qualify for the semi-final by any means, Germany are heavily favoured in their quarter-final meeting with Greece.

The Germans are the only side remaining in the competition who have won each of their three group games in Poland and Ukraine, and are 4/11 to make it four out of four in 90 minutes on Friday.

Meanwhile Greece, who shocked everyone by winning the European championships in 2004, are 7/2 to make the semi-final for the second time in three attempts.

They are a huge 9/1 to win in normal time, but given their less-than-stellar showing at this year’s group stage, those odds look worth avoiding against the tournament favourites.

Indeed, Germany will be desperate to secure their place in the semi-final, where a potential meeting against old enemy England awaits.

They have won two of their three games so far in Poland and Ukraine via a 2-1 scoreline, and with Greece having been on the wrong end of this score once during this competition, some punters will support a repeat at 8/1.

Germany have also gone into the break in two of their matches level with their opponents before going on to win, and that is an 11/4 chance in this quarter-final.

Those who fancy a more emphatic German win though, can back Joachim Low’s side to be leading at half-time and the final whistle at 10/11, whilst they are a tempting 6/4 to win both halves.

Another regular feature in recent Deutschland matches has been the goalscoring exploits of Mario Gomez, with the front-runner for the tournament’s Golden Boot award 5/4 to score in a German win.

The Bayern Munich striker leads the goal charts with three goals in as many appearances thus far, and he is an appealing 10/3 prospect to open the scoring on Friday night.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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