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Looking at Greece to begin with, they have upset all odds in making it to the knockout stages. They had to beat Russia in the final game of their group and hope the other result went their way.
They then famously beat the Russians 1-0 and with Czech Republic also winning, found themselves finishing in second place of Group A.
Fernando Santos’ men were shocking in their second match against the Czech’s and looked a below average side that would be heading out of the competition.
However, such are surprises that tournament football can spring – Santos managed to install some belief in his side to beat the group favourites.
This is now a massive test for Greece but it should be a game they are looking forward to and can play with the pressure off them as they are big underdogs once again. You can back the Euro 2004 winners at 10/1 to win in 90 minutes.
As for Germany, they look as though they are the team to beat in the tournament as they had a 100% record during the group stages.
The Germans play an attacking style of football but stay solid and the back. Bastian Schweinsteiger is at the heart of everything they do well and makes the team tick.
Joachim Loew’s men will feel confident about reaching the semi-finals and know if they put in a good performance, they are likely to win on Friday evening.
Loew will be wary that his side have been the nearly men in recent years though and have struggled to go all the way in major competitions.
As for the betting for a Germany win, they are tipped by many to be victorious in this encounter and have odds of 4/11.