Germany and Italy lock horns in the second of Euro 2012’s semi-finals, with the winner to take on either Spain or Portugal in the final.

Germany have been in ominous and imperious form of late, with four wins out of four in the tournament making it 15 competitive victories in a row; a new world record. Joachim Low’s men marched over the top of the Group of Death and put Greece to the sword last time out, resting Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Muller and still winning 4-2. The side have quality throughout, and will be eyeing their first piece of silverware since Euro 1996, with 180 minutes between them and glory. Bwin install Germany as favourites for this one, giving them odds of 1.83 to get a win in normal time.

Italy have sneaked under the radar slightly, with not much expected of Cesare Prandelli’s men ahead of the tournament. Despite this the Azzurri are unbeaten so far and beat England on penalties in their quarter-final. Regardless of the game finishing 0-0, Prandelli’s men had countless chances to win the match in a dominant display, and will be buoyed on by an impressive attacking performance. Andrea Pirlo continues to prove himself as one of the best deep-lying playmakers in the game, and his battle with Bastian Schweinsteiger will be one to watch. Bwin have Italy at odds of 4.60 to get a win in 90 minutes.

This will be tightly-contested, with the stubborn Italians not surrendering easily. However, my Euro 2012 football betting tip is a 2-0 win to Germany, which Bwin has at odds of 7.50.

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