By Daniel Hunter
Once again all eyes will be on Greece this weekend, although this time it will be their national football team in the 2012 European Finals as they prepare to take on German in the second quarter-final.
Germany are the 1/3 favourites to defeat Greece in 90 minutes on Friday evening, with William Hill making the ’96 winners 1/7 to qualify for the semi final.
Germany’s dominance is highlighted by the fact that the first six runners in the Man of the Match market are German, with Mesut Ozil 5/2 favourite and Mario Gomez 3/1. Theofanis Gekas is 10/1 joint seventh favourite for that honour and the first Greek player in the betting.
Hills also offer 2/1 that Mario Gomez scores more than the whole Greek team put together.
The match is being built up as the head to head between the haves and have nots and Hills are offering 50/1 that Greece exit both the Euros AND the Euro before the end of the week, while it is 5/1 for Greece to still be using the Euro by the start of Euro 2016 (1/9 not to be).
“This match is expected to mirror the contrasting financial differences between the two teams and with that in mind, we reckon the German fans will be bouncing higher than a Greek cheque,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.
90 minutes: 1/3 Germany; 9/1 Greece; 19/5 draw
Man of the Match: 5/2 Mesut Ozil; 3/1 Mario Gomez; 6/1 Lukas Podolski; 6/1 Bastian Schweinsteiger; 6/1 Miroslav Klose; 8/1 Thomas Muller; 10/1 Mario Gotze; 10/1 Theofanis Gekas; 11/1 Andre Schurrle; 11/1 Dimitrios Salpigidis; 11/1 Marco Reus; 12/1 Georgios Samaras; 12/1 Toni Kroos; 14/1 BAR
- Greece/Germany to go to penalties: 10/1
- Goal scored from 76 mins-Full Time: 1/1
- Goals match bet: 2/1 Gomez; 2/1 Greece; 6/5 tie
- Greece cease to use the Euro before exiting Euro 2012 — 100/1
- Greece to still be using the Euro at the start of Euro 2016 — 5/1 yes; 1/9 no
- Greece to exit the Euro and the Euros by the end of the week — 50/1
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