Italy v Germany: Past and present form points to World Cup winners

Italy v Germany: Past and present form points to World Cup winners

Last Result:

Liechtenstein 0-4 ITALY – Andrea Belotti x2 (1st goalscorer), Ciro Immobile, Antonio Candreva

San Marino 0-8 GERMANY – Sami Khedira (1st goalscorer), Serge Gnabry x3, Jonas Hector x2, Kevin Volland, Own goal

Kick Off: 19.45, 15/11/2016

Stadium: San Siro

Head-to-head: Germany 1-1 Italy, Germany 4-1 Italy, Italy 1-1 Germany, Germany 1-2 Italy, Germany 1-1 Italy

Recommended Bets:

* Germany to win @ 29/20

* Germany to win 4-1 @ 50/1

* Ilkay Gundogan to score (check prices)

Key Stats:

* Italy have won just one of their past five against Germany

* Two of the past four friendlies between these two have finished 4-1 to one side or the other

* Ilkay Gundogan has bagged four goals in his past three games for Manchester City, but failed to notch a fifth Germany goal in 19 appearances last time out in San Marino

A Look At Italy’s Betting Odds

The Azzurri have looked far from assured since Antonio Conte left for Chelsea after Euro 2016, losing 3-1 at home to beaten finalists France in September and being made to scramble for a win after going 2-1 behind in Macedonia last month, with striker Ciro Immobile bagging his second at the death.

New boss Giampiero Ventura has also overseen 3-1 and 4-0 victories away to Israel and Liechtenstein in World Cup 2018 qualifying, and watched his charges hold Spain to a 1-1 draw at home, but the fact that Italy are 17/10 outsiders on their own patch speaks volumes.

A Look At Germany‘s Betting Odds

Joachim Low’s side have put their disappointing Euro 2016 semi-final loss to Les Bleus behind them with five wins on the spin since, coming at a combined scoreline of 18-0.

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Joachim Low is still around for Germany’s World Cup defence

The churn of players in Die Mannschaft’s squad is impressive, with the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Serge Gnabry, Kevin Volland and Max Meyer all taking their chances to shine since the summer.

Having begun their World Cup defence in the best possible way, Germany look formidable once more.