Mario Balotelli has come to life for the Azzurri and the Manchester City striker can become the tournament’s top scorer by netting in the final.
Chris Bryant identifies five interesting trends from the 13 previous European Championship finals to guide punters’ picks for Sunday’s showdown in Kiev.
To mark the Euro 2012 final, we’re giving away a free £50 bet for correctly predicting when the first normal time goal will be scored in Sunday’s showpiece.
In addition to usual suspects Gomez and Balotelli, a clutch of midfield maestros are on Edoardo Dalmonte’s radar as he looks at potential Germany v Italy goalscorers.
The Portugal skipper is hell-bent on winning the golden boot and can make his mark on Wednesday’s semi-final against Spain.
They may be a narcoleptic’s nightmare, but Vicente del Bosque’s men can give Portugal sleepless nights by knocking them out of Euro 2012.
Italy might have beaten England but they are not a great side and Joachim Low’s men should confirm their superiority by reaching the final.
Though the obvious Rooney/Balotelli clash comes to mind, Edoardo Dalmonte says there is better value to be found in backing other potential goalscorers in England v Italy.