Despite being placed in Euro 2012’s so-called ‘Group of Death’, Denmark have the quality to take enough points from Holland, Germany and Portugal to reach the quarter-finals.
With all the teams in Group B capable of getting results against anyone, four could well be the magic number to secure a place in the knockout stages.
Having picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Asia Cup runners-up Australia in their final Euro 2012 warm-up at the weekend, Denmark will enter the tournament confident of their ability to compete against three sides who’ve been runners-up in the last two Euros (2004 & 2008) and World Cup (2010).
Morten Olsen’s side are 9/2 to pick up a win and a draw from their three group-stage matches or 5/1 to reach the quarter-finals.
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As with any major tournament, points are likely to be hard-fought in the opening game – but this could play into Denmark’s hands.
Defensive solidity was at the heart of their qualifying campaign, where they conceded just six goals in eight games before adding another clean sheet against Australia last weekend – Denmark are 4/1 to stop Holland scoring in their Euro 2012 opener.
A point against the World Cup runners-up would give the Danes great confidence for their remaining games and the draw is 14/5.
Their best chance of three points in Group B is against a Portugal side who they beat to top spot in Group H of qualifying.
A Nicklas Bendtner-inspired 2-1 win in the final qualifier sealed Denmark’s first place and it’s 31/10 for a repeat result in the finals.
Given Germany’s record in major championships and against Denmark (14 wins in last 22) it’s tough to see the Olsen Gang taking anything from that game.
But as Mexico, South Korea and Ghana showed in the last World Cup, four points can often be enough to see teams through to the knockout stages.
Recommended bet: Denmark to get four points in Group B @ 9/2
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