Holland and Denmark meet on Saturday evening in both teams’ first games of Euro 2012 as we bring you the latest Netherlands v Denmark odds on the game, with Bet365 a best price of 8/13 on the Dutch victory.
Bert van Marwijk’s side have high hopes of winning the tournament while Denmark will be looking to be a surprise package.
The Netherlands put to bed any doubts over their recent form when they thrashed Northern Ireland 6-0 last time out, after losing at home to Bulgaria.
With one of the strongest attacking line ups in recent years rightly justify their third placed favouites tag for the tournament. Much will depend on Robin Van Persie, and in Klaas Jan-Huntelaar they have the most profilic striker in qualifying, the Schalke man bagging 12 goals.
There has been a lot of major tournament heartache for the Dutch over recent years, none more so than in the World Cup 2010 final.
This time out, they will feel as though their key players are at their peak and will be desperate to go all the way.
This could be the likes of Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart’s best chance to win a tournament as all are in their late twenty’s and coming off the back of good seasons for their clubs.
Ultimately, the Dutch achilles heel has been their defence, and this year is no different. Much will depend on Roma’s Maarten Stekelenburg between the posts, while the back four has an aging feel – Joris Mathijsen, Khalid Boulahrouz and John Heitinga are all in their thirties.
A winning start for Holland is available at 8/13 with Bet365.
As for Denmark, they can cause a few upsets this summer. After a successful qualifying campaign that saw them finish above group opponents Portugal, they will be looking to go quietly about their business and sneak into the knockout stages.
It could not be tougher for Morton Olsen’s side though who will have to be at their very best in each game to get some positive results. You can back them to take all three points against Holland at 6/1.
Nicklas Bendtner will be the man many Denmark fans will be hoping can find the net on a regular basis.
Bendtner certainly has his doubters in the game, however he is capable of scoring goals as shown by his Sunderland form at the back end of the Premiership season and will be desperate to show he can cut it at international level.
- Best Bet: We can’t really see anything other than a winning start for the Dutch. No frills here - Get on the fixed odds price of 8/13 for the Dutch win with Bet365, who will also offer you a free £200 bet on the game.