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Euro 2012 Semifinals Previews And Predictions

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Euro 2012 Semifinals Preview: Germany vs Italy Predictions

Germany and Italy will both proceed to the Semifinals on the 28th of June at the National Stadium in Warsaw.

Both undefeated, the two teams have found their niche within the tournament in completely different ways, Germany with their offensive power and Italy with their brilliance in defense. Which tactic will lead to victory?

Germany Preview

The Germans survived the Group stage at number 1 in Group B. They have a perfect record with no draws and no defeats. Germany have waltzed through the tournament being the only team to gain the only maximum nine-point haul in the group stages and effortlessly smashed Greece to pieces in the quarterfinals. These offensive juggernauts are a force to be reckoned with and Mario Gomez is one of only four footballers to score a trio of goals since the start of the group stage. Italy does not have even one player who scored multiple goals.Also, MesutOzil is one of only four footballers to record three assists. Bastian Schweinsteiger also has a pair. If you’re aware of the track record, you already know that Italy doesn’t have one player who’s recorded multiple assists.

However, the opposing team’s strength is on a totally different side than that of Germany’s, it’s the defense. The Germans with their attack brilliance might need to boost up their offense even more against Italy’s defensive wall or else, the game is going nowhere.

Italy Preview

The 2006 World Cup winners are on the track to regain their status as one of the most feared football units in the world. The Italians have a rich history in world football but when it comes to winning the Henri Delauney trophy, the record becomes cloudy only winning the prestigious Euro cup back in 1968 when luck played a big part in their victory over the USSR on Italian soil. Nevertheless, the Azzurris prove to be a force that is not to be taken lightly as they proceed through the Euros with an untainted record and only to be topped off by Spain with two points in the Group C standings.

Germany, however, will certainly give the Italians a run for their money. The Italians have a near flawless defense record and pride themselves with this attribute. They haven’t surrendered more than a single goal in regulation since the group stage began. But defense may not be enough to win against a team like the Germans whose power of attack is brilliant. They need to strengthen their offensive side and take control of the game before the Germans do. Italy has scored just four total goals, and that’s resulted in two draws as well as forced their shootout against England.

Germany vs Italy Predictions: Germany wins 1-0

Okay let’s pay a little bit of consideration to Italy’s defensive structure. But if you can’t score, you can’t win…unless you force a shootout. Italy has a brilliant football team but it would truly be shocking if they outscore Germany.

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Euro 2012 Finals Preview: Spain vs Italy Predictions

The Euro Cup 2012 has come to an end with the last 2 teams standing. Spain’s Boss Vicente del Bosque is expected to have a fully-fit squad for the Euro 2012 final showdown with Italy.

The 61-year-old`s biggest selection dilemma is likely to be over whether to field a recognised striker after Alvaro Negredo`s anonymous performance in the semi-final win over Portugal.

With Fernando Torres seemingly out of favour, and with Fernando Llorente yet to make an appearance at the tournament, Cesc Fabregas could be restored to a `false nine` role up front alongside Andres Iniesta and David Silva.

Italy defender Ignazio Abate, who missed the semi-final win over Germany with a muscle injury, is likely to return to fitness in time for the final, while fellow full-back Christian Maggio is also available after serving a one-match ban.

Coach Cesare Prandelli may persist with the same formation that served him well against the Germans rather than revert to the unorthodox 3-5-2 line-up used in the opening match against Spain.

AC Milan-bound Riccardo Montolivo is likely to keep his place in the team ahead of Thiago Motta after an assured performance in the semi-final.

Spain Preview

Spain are bidding to become the first team in history to win three successive major tournaments (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012) and the first to retain the Henri Delaunay trophy.

La Roja are contesting their fourth European Championship final (1964, 1984, 2008 and 2012). They have lost just one (1984).

Vicente del Bosque`s side are 19 competitive games without defeat and have won their last nine knockout matches at major tournaments without conceding a goal.

However, the Iberian outfit have not registered a competitive win over Italy in nearly a century (with their penalty shoot-out success in the quarter-final of Euro 2008 classed as a draw). Their record in 11 previous meetings is W1, D5, L5, with the sole victory coming in the sides` first ever encounter at the 1920 Olympic games.

Italy Preview

The Italians are competing in their third European Championship final (1968, 2000, 2012). They have won just one (1968).

The Azzurri are facing Spain for the 31st time, with their record in prior encounters reading W10, D12, L8. The sides` most recent meeting was in their opening match in this tournament, which finished as a 1-1 draw.

Italy have won just two of their last eight matches in regulation time, but are yet to lose a competitive fixture under Cesare Prandelli.

Spain vs Italy Predictions: Spain 2-1

This very well could be the most consistent match Italy's Balotelli has played for a five-game stretch. Despite his two great goals in the semifinal against Germany, particularly his second goal, he coupled a moment of brilliance with a moment of stupidity by taking his jersey off and receiving a yellow card. If a hot-tempered Balotelli picks up an early booking, he could just as easily be a detriment to his team with an untimely sending off in the championship game. Thus, these erratic moments need to be kept to a minimum. In a single-elimination game, anything can (and will) happen. For the most part, Germans midfielders Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira were frustrated by the Italian midfielders in the last semifinal. However, the Spanish boast the best arsenal of midfielders in the world and, seeing that Fernando Torres’ role in the title game remains up in the air, Xavi Hernandez or Cesc Fabregas might be called upon for but one flash ofwonder. Spain wins 1-0 to capture an unprecedented third consecutive major championship.

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London Olympic Games 2012 Preview: Mexico U23 vs Korea Republic U23 Predictions

Catch real time updates on your favorite London Olympic Games 2012 Match.

Previews Match Mexico U23 vs Korea Republic U23

Mexico U23 vs Korea Republic U23 Predictions: Mexico 3-1

This will be a great game to watch with 2 teams that are blessed with speed and scoring ability but, with that said Mexico is just on a different level with a much better offensive punch and solid defense Mexico will walk away with an easy victory over Korea Republic

Mexico U23 vs Korea Republic U23 Betting Odds and Tips:

Mexico U23 2.04 - 1.49 - 67.10%

Draw 3.30 - 1.30 - 76.74%

Korea Republic U23 3.50 - 1.28 - 77.77%

Mexico U23 vs Korea Republic U23 Asian Handicap Betting Odds and Tips:

Mexico U23 -0.50 2.05 - 48.78%

Korea Republic U23 +0.50 1.87 - 53.47%

Source: [sbobet]

London Olympic Games 2012 Preview: Morrocco U23 vs Honduras U23 Predictions

Catch real time updates on your favorite London Olympic Games 2012 Match.

Previews Match Morrocco U23 vs Honduras U23

Morrocco U23 vs Honduras U23 Predictions: Honduras 3-0

Honduras will be too much to handle for Morocco to deal with. I look for Honduras to staying aggressive throughout the match. Morocco doesn’t have much of an attack after witnessing a draw against a weak Belarus back in May

Morrocco U23 vs Honduras U23 Betting Odds and Tips:

Honduras U23 3.00 - 1.33 - 75.00%

Draw 3.05 - 1.32 - 75.30%

Morocco 2.39 - 1.41 - 70.50%

Morrocco U23 vs Honduras U23 Asian Handicap Betting Odds and Tips:

Honduras U23 0.00 2.35 - 42.55%

Morocco U23 -0.25 2.02 - 49.50%

Source: [sbobet]

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London Olympic Games 2012 Preview: Egypt U23 vs Belarus U23 Predictions

August 1 will showcase Egypt against Belarus at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Catch real time updates on your favorite London Olympic Games 2012 Match.

Previews Match Egypt vs Belarus

Egypt U23 vs Belarus U23 Predictions: Draw 1-1

Let’s see here, bothunderdogs, one squad is on a mission of sentimental and nationalistic value, the other squad seems to have an acquaintance with Lady Luck, there’s no telling whatsoever as to who holds the key to victory on this coming match. Plus it’s too early in the stages to really determine anything.

Egypt vs Belarus Betting Odds and Tips:

Egypt U23 2.20 - 1.45 - 68.74%

Draw 3.30 - 1.30 - 76.74%

Belarus U23 3.10 - 1.32 - 75.60%

Egypt vs Belarus Asian Handicap Betting Odds and Tips:

Egypt U23 -0.25 1.88 - 53.19%

Belarus +0.25 2.04 - 49.01%

Source: [sbobet]

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London Olympic Games 2012 Preview: Japan U23 vs Honduras U23 Predictions

Japan will face Honduras in the 2012 London Olympic Games men’s football Group D branch at the Ricoh Arena, on Wednesday, August 1. Catch real time updates on your favorite London Olympic Games 2012 Match.

Previews Match Japan vs Honduras

Japan U23 vs Honduras U23 Predictions: Japan wins 2-0

Japan has been doing well in the tournament, and they have recentlyy beaten Spain as well, 1-0. Japan is the obvious favorite, and believing that they’ll win this easily won’t be hard to swallow.

Japan vs Honduras Betting Odds and Tips:

Japan U23 2.25 - 1.44 - 69.23%

Draw 3.10 - 1.32 - 75.60%

Honduras U23 3.20 - 1.31 - 76.19%

Japan vs Honduras Asian Handicap Betting Odds and Tips:

Japan U23 -0.25 1.90 - 52.63%

Honduras U23 +0.25 2.02 - 49.50%

Source: [sbobet]

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London Olympic Games 2012 Preview: Spain U23 vs Morocco U23 Predictions

Spain will face Morocco in the 2012 London Olympic Games men’s football Group D branch at the Old Trafford Park, on Wednesday, August 1. Catch real time updates on your favorite London Olympic Games 2012 Match.

Previews Match Spain vs Morocco

Spain U23 vs Morocco U23 Predictions: Draw 1-1

Both teams haven’t been performing as well for the past games. Morocco has a draw in its last, and Spain lost to Japan 0-1. Both teams seem to be a match so it’s likely a draw.

Spain vs Morocco Betting Odds and Tips:

Spain U23 1.62 - 1.61 - 61.83%

Draw 3.55 - 1.28 - 78.02%

Morocco U23 5.60 - 1.17 - 84.84%

Spain vs Morocco Asian Handicap Betting Odds and Tips:

Spain U23 -1.00 2.17 - 46.08%

Morocco U23 +1.00 1.77 - 56.49%

Source: [sbobet]

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London Olympic Games 2012 Preview:Mexico U23 vs Switzerland U23 Predictions

Mexico will face Switzerland in the 2012 London Olympic Games men’s football Group B branch at the City of Millenium Stadium in Cardiff on Wednesday, August 1. Catch real time updates on your favorite London Olympic Games 2012 Match.

Previews Match Mexico vs Switzerland

Mexico U23 vs Switzerland U23 Predictions: Mexico Wins 3-1

Mexico is the obvious favorite. Switzerland may be able to score, but Mexico’s elite status in this tournament is no joke for any rising teams like the Swiss.

Mexico vs Switzerland Betting Odds and Tips:

Mexico U23 2.11 - 1.47 - 67.84%

Draw 3.20 - 1.31 - 76.19%

Switzerland U23 3.40 - 1.29%

Mexico vs Switzerland Asian Handicap Betting Odds and Tips:

Mexico U23 -0.25 1.80 - 55.55%

Switzerland U23 +0.25 2.13 - 46.94%

Source: [sbobet]

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London Olympic Games 2012 Preview:Senegal U23 vs UE Emirates U23 Predictions

Previews Match Senegal vs United Arab Emirates

Senegal U23 vs UE Emirates U23 Predictions: 1-0 UA Emirates Over Senegal

Both teams come in with a lack of experience. This will be a test for both teams but, in the end UA Emirates has a better sound attack and a stingy defense to keep Senegal at bay . Look for a low scoring match but, UA Emirates will control the tempo.

Senegal vs United Arab Emirates Betting Odds and Tips:

Senegal U23 1.45 - 1.68 - 59.18%

Draw 3.90 - 1.25 - 79.59%

United Arab Emirates U23 7.40 - 1.13 - 88.09%

Senegal vs United Arab Emirates Asian Handicap Betting Odds and Tips:

Senegal U23 -1.25 2.13 - 46.94%

United Arab Emirates U23 +1.25 1.80 - 55.55%

Source: [sbobet]

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