Italy and Germany go head to head on Thursday evening in the second semi-final of Euro 2012, as Paddy Power report the latest Germany v Italy odds, plenty of support from punters on their superb offer, as they refund bets should Mario Gomez score last!

It looks set to be a great encounter between two giants of European football.

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Firstly, Germany go into the match as the favourites with odds of 20/21 to win inside 90 minutes. This is no surprise given the manner in which they have reached this stage of the tournament.

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The Germans have looked the complete outfit, playing a fast, attacking game that is backed up by a solid back four.

Joachim Loew will know what a tough test Italy will be though and his big name players will have to really step up to the plate if they are to make the final.

Mario Gomez was rested last time out but is likely to come back into the side on Thursday evening. Gomez has scored three goals in Euro 2012 so far so he is in good form and full of energy after being a substitute against Greece.

As for Italy, they needed penalties to beat England in the last round despite dominating the game throughout.

Claudio Prandelli will be delighted his side are still in the tournament, however there poor finishing in front of goal will be a cause for concern. They will also have some tired bodies after 120 minutes were played on Sunday.

If they are to come out on top here, the Italians will have to upset the odds as they are being offered at 4/1 to beat Germany.

The 2006 World Cup winners have the knowhow in tournament football though as some of their squad from six years ago are still involved.

Goalkeeper and Captain Gianluigi Buffon is the kind of player you would want in your dressing room. Should it go all the way, Buffon is superb in a penalty shootout, something he proved against England.

With two contrasting styles of play that are equally affective, we could be in for a treat on Thursday evening.