Live on BBC1: Wed 19.45: Group B big-hitters Germany and the Netherlands should serve up a classic as they face off in Kharkiv but you can hardly fit a cigarette paper between the respective pre-tournament second and third favourites ahead of the Metalist Stadium contest.
Nevertheless, William Hill confidently plump for Joachim Low’s troops, installing them as 7/5 favourites while Coral price the World Cup 2012 runners up at 21/10 to get the better of their old rivals following their opening defeat to the Danes.
Bet365’s 12/5 chalked against the draw is arguably the most appealing match bet and given the number of talented attacking players on display, it could be a high-scoring affair, so there’s plenty to like about Ladbrokes’ 14/1 for the teams to conjure up a 2-2 thriller.
However, that’s a touch speculative and it could be more prudent to risk a few quid in the total goals markets. Paddy Power offer even money for the match to produce three or more goals and that’s fair but punters could be rewarded for taking a bit more of a gamble on a tally of four or more at 12/5 courtesy of Boylesports.
Over 3.5 goals in the match – 12/5 (Boylesports)