Two huge and successful teams in Europe come together in a friendly on Friday 15th November. Italy are hosting Germany in an international friendly. Both teams have recently qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Recent Form

In their last four international friendlies, Italy have drawn twice (50%), won once (25%) and lost once (25%). Germany have bettered this record with one draw (25%), two wins (50%) and one loss (25%).

Head to Head

Their last five matches date back to 2003, Italy have been completely dominant with four wins (80%) and one drawn (20%). There has been a total of 13 goals, an average of 2.6 goals per game.

Goals Conceded

There is only one goal difference in the World Cup Qualifiers with Germany conceding one extra with ten goals (1 goal per game, to Italy’s 0.9). The difference comes in goals scored, with Germany nearly doubling Italy’s tally of 19, with 36.

Team News

Italy will be looking at controversial striker, Mario Balotelli, to lead their line and make the difference just as he did in the European Championships Semi Finals.

Germany will be resting a lot of hope on the playmaker Mesut Özil, who has recently joined Arsenal.

Conclusion

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