Denmark will be looking to cause another upset on Wednesday evening when they take on Portugal in a fascinating Euro 2012 Group B clash, as William Hill make them odds of 4/1 to take the three points, which is sure to attract plenty of interest from punters.
The Danes managed a shock 1-0 victory over the much fancied Holland on Saturday evening, a result that has given then a fantastic chance of progressing from the toughest group in the tournament.
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Despite soaking up plenty of Dutch pressure during the 90 minutes, Denmark’s defence stood firm and goalscorer Michael Krohn-Dehli took his chance superbly in the first-half.
Many thought it was a matter of time before Holland got themselves back in the game, but an equaliser never came and Denmark deserve massive credit. More of the same on Wednesday and they will have one foot in the knockout stages.
As for how it has affected their betting odds for the tournament, Morten Olsen’s men are now 35/1 to win the tournament, while you can back them at a much shortened 5/6 to make it out of Group B.
One thing they will be determined to prove on Wednesday night is that the win over Holland wasn’t a fluke. They want to raise their game again and show everyone what they are capable of.
Portugal on the other hand are in desperate need of the win. They simply must secure all three points to put themselves in contention to progress.
They lost their opening game of the tournament to Germany – who grabbed a late goal on Saturday evening – but Denmark’s win over Holland means it was far from disastrous for them and they are still only 13/8 to progress from the group.
If they can defeat Denmark on Wednesday and then get something against the Dutch, they are in a good position. To do this though, they need to find their form in front of goal.
After drawing a blank against Germany in the first game, Portugal have failed to score in three of their last four games with the in-form Cristiano Ronaldo not even able to break the deadlock.
Quite simply, this has to change. They need to be positive from the first whistle and looked to do what Holland couldn’t – breakthrough the Denmark defence.
This should be a cracking match between two teams still in the hunt for qualification from Group B. It gets underway at 5pm on Wednesday evening.