Euro2012 – Denmark vs Germany – Closing an eye?
By David, bettingexpert.com | Published
Denmark have made very good efforts amongst such a difficult setup of teams and now they need to hope for some clemency from an almost qualified Germany, coupled with the penultimate debacle of the Dutch team in Euro 2012, in order to seal what was viewed as an improbable qualification before the 9th of June.
Denmark – Germany Odds: Euro 2012
On the right are odds for the match between Denmark and Germany, which will remain visible right until kick off.
Denmark – Germany Preview: Euro 2012
Two teams which have shown good balance thus far. The difference in quality is evident though and with Olsen not being able to count on two starters like Rommedahl and Zimling it is a definite uphill struggle for the Danish team.
What the underdogs may be able to count on here is a malicious desire of the German side to complete their task of humbling rivals Holland by allowing the Danish to take a point and qualify as second best in the group. This scenario would need Holland to be winning comfortably against Portugal in the other match which will be played simultaneously. Only at the point could Germany afford to make certain calculations, with Portugal clearly ruled out of the picture. However, Low will surely be instructing his lads to go for early goals in order to be able to hold full control over proceedings from then onwards.
This does not mean the coach should not be making a couple of change though. Lars Bender, Klose and Kroos are ready to start the game in place of Muller or Podolski, Gomez and Schweinsteiger respectively. Besides, Low will also have to find a replacement at the back for suspended defender Boateng.
Denmark have already surprised by beating Holland in their opener and although Germany have proven themselves a really solid team one should not underestimate Denmark’s chances as they stand so close to qualification. It will be very hard and luck will certainly have to come into it.
Denmark – Germany injury news: Euro 2012
Lahm could find himself back on the right flank after the suspension of Boateng. Schweinsteiger, who had been reported as not fully fit ahead of the tournament, has proven himself so far. However, he may be replaced by Kroos for this match, which is relatively important this time round after accumulating six points already.
The real injury problems pertain to the Danish camp with Morten Olsen needing to come to grips with the injuries to two starters, Rommedahl and Zimling. Schone or Mikkelsen will replace the former whilst Jakob Poulsen will play instead of Zimling.
Denmark – Germany Betting: Euro 2012
Low would have liked to take this more easily but Portugal and Denmark did not draw their match. He will have to keep a close eye on things therefore. Their superiority does become more evident with two key players missing for Denmark so it is hard to look beyond a German victory in this match. Beware of the chance to favour the Danish with a draw if Holland do come back into the fray as they get ahead against Portugal.
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