Denmark still have a chance to qualify for the quarter final although a tough task awaits them in Lviv against a team that are currently favourites to win Euro 2012 after a fine performance which saw Germany beat Holland 2-1.
Joachim Low now has to work out what team to play for this final match, with this game representing a rare chance to rest key players in a major tournament. Even so, the Germans have strength in depth and can be backed at 4/6 (bet365 £200 free bets) to land the points.
It seems a reasonable price when you consider how easily they dominated the Netherlands, although Denmark beat the same team in their opening match and will be encouraged by the way the Dutch were able to create chances throughout the match.
Perhaps Mario Gomez will be given the night off after his scoring exploits, although he can be backed at 9/2 (BetVictor bookmaker) to score first in this match and the Bayern Munich front man has demonstrated that he doesn’t tend to waste chances that come his way.
Low might instead opt for Miroslav Klose in the attacking position after twice replacing Gomez as a substitute and he’s an 11/2 chance (Sky Bet) which seems decent value considering bets refunded if he’s not on the pitch when the first goal is scored.
At a slightly bigger price, Mesut Ozil is on offer at 10/1 (BetVictor) and the attacking midfielder is a constant threat from that position although we might see Toni Kroos deputise for the Real Madrid playmaker and he looks worth a nibble at 16/1.
As for Denmark, they have scored in both games and will be going for the win on the basis that a point for Portugal against the Dutch will mean that a draw won’t be enough for them. Funnily enough, a victory for the Scandinavian side might even be enough to win the group depending on what happens in Kharkiv.
The Danes are a 6/1 chance (Stan James free £10 bet) to claim victory and they seem to offer plenty in attack, with Michael Krohn-Dehli and Nicklas Bendtner combining well in attack – the latter bagged a brace against Portugal which looked like rescuing a point for his team.
Bendtner is now hoping to stay in the mix for the Golden Boot and is on offer at 9/1 (Betfred) to score the first goal of this contest with his striker partner a 16/1 chance despite breaking the deadlock against the Dutch.
Perhaps it will be a gallant defeat for the Danes against a team who boast a lot more quality than them, with a 4-2 German win available at 50/1 and goals probably the order of the day.