Italy vs Germany
Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2016
Kick Off: 19:45 UK
Giuseppe Meazza, San Siro, Milan.
Surely the most high profile friendly will be between these two great footballing nations at the iconic San Siro as Italy take on World Champions Germany. The Italians have gone 4 matches unbeaten and lost just one game in their past six. But it is Germany who has the most impressive record after having an average 2015, this year the Germans have not lost a game since the semi-final Euro 2016 loss to France. So that is five games and five wins.
What’s even more impressive is their goal count, 18 goals and 0 conceded. Although 8 of those goals can be accounted for their recent thrashing of San Marino. Italy will be sure to given Germany a harder time this week.
Italy vs Germany: Head-to-head stats
You talk about international fixtures and you talk about one of the most important with these teams. The 1970 World Cup semi-final that saw Italy advance in one of the games of the century 4-3. The 1982 World Cup final where Italy stunned Germany 3-1. Indeed Italy had always gotten the better of Germany in major tournaments until Euro 2016 where Germany were victorious on penalties.
Let’s look at friendlies only against these two nations. Since Germany’s unification they have never beaten Italy away from home and in general the Italians have a great record over them. The last two friendly matches has ended 1-1. There is based on history a 70% chance of less than three goals.
Italy vs Germany: Predictions
Here we go for a risk and put your money on Germany to win a rare match on Italian soil. This is a friendly of course but it is Germany who are in the better form, they also seem more disciplined and have been driven by Coach Joachim Low to win every game. There is more of a hunger with them.
Italy vs Germany: Bet Tips
Germany to beat Italy at 8/5
Anytime goal scorer Serge Gnabry (Germany) at 9/2.