Italy have been one of the standout performers of the Euro 2016 but not in a very attractive way.
Instead, they have been solidly brilliant and the tactics of manager Antonio Conte has been spot on. Even though the manager is leaving the national team after the end of the tournament, he has not left any spot to weaken as a result. The team looks united and the tactics has been intelligent enough to stop the opposition from playing completely. It was the case when Italy took on Spain in the round of 16.
Despite having been defending champions, Spain looked devoid of ideas largely because they were kept in check by Italy. In terms of soccer betting for the quarter-final between Germany and Italy, the latter seems to be favoured mode by bookmakers due to these aspects. Furthermore, Germany have never managed to overcome Italy in a major tournament. This week statistic alone is likely to be a major stumbling block, while Germany have not been convincing so far in the tournament. Of course, they have not suffered a defeat so far in any of the matches, but they have scored only six goals in four competitive games in France.
One positive aspect for Germany is that they are yet to concede a goal in all of the games. Italy were backed at 4.40 (though you could get 6.60 with a Stan James promo code) to overcome Spain in the last 16. They are given similar odds of around 4.1 to overcome Germany. It has to be remembered that Germany managed a 4-1 win over Italy in a friendly match a few months ago. However, this result seems to have little impact on the odds given by bookmakers for this competitive game. Given that there have been numerous goals involving these two teams recently, the odds of 2.92 for over 2.5 goals in the match seems interesting.