Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Germany v Greece
European Championships
K.O 19.45, BBC1


(Max last 10 only)
28 Mar 2001 World Cup Qualifying Greece 2 Germany 4
02 Sep 2000 World Cup Qualifying Germany 2 Greece 0
17 Jun 1980 European Championship Germany 0 Greece 0
11 Oct 1975 European Championship Qualifying West Germany 1 Greece 1
20 Nov 1974 European Championship Qualifying Greece 2 West Germany 2
22 Nov 1970 Friendly Greece 1 Germany 3
22 Oct 1961 World Cup Qualifying West Germany 2 Greece 1
20 Nov 1960 World Cup Qualifying Greece 0 West Germany 3

So far Greece have done a fantastic impression of replicating the side that caused one of the biggest shocks in football history by winning Euro 2004 at odds of 150/1. Trying the same principles of keeping it tight at the back and then trying to poach a goal on the counter they have somehow emerged from Group A despite largely failing in their tactics.

They somehow escaped with a draw against Poland in their first game even though they were a goal and a man down before half-time and then gifted the Czech Republic a 2-1 win with some defensive howlers. But Greece regrouped under coach Fernando Santos and although they were outplayed by Russia for most of the game their defence stood solid and a Giorgos Karagounis goal put them through at the Russian’s expense.

In the quarters they face tournament favourites Germany who were the only team to win their group with maximum points. The cold efficiency we often used to associate with the Germans has been replaced with a devastating attacking flair that has youth and energy at it’s heart.

Joachim Low’s side treated the ‘Group of Death’ with contempt, brushing away the challenge of Portugal, the Netherlands and Denmark in impressive fashion. In Mario Gomez they have a ‘proper’ striker and the support network of Thomas Muller, Mezut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lucas Podolski is enough to strike fear into any side.

With the media mischievously ramping up the tension by referring to the political and economic tensions between the two countries this could be an explosive fixture. However, simply put, Germany are in a class above their rivals and it would be a huge shock if they were to get knocked out now.

That said it seems hard to find a value angle for the match with Germany very short on the Match Odds and the Asian Handicap markets. Germany have only managed a best of two goals in a game and assuming Greece park the bus then a small play on Under 2.5 Goals is perhaps the way to go.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back Under 2.5 goals on BETDAQ at around 2.09: 4 points

Thursday: +6.08 points

JUNE RETURN TO DATE: +59.76 points

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