Unfortunately for Denmark, they’ve been placed in Group B in the Euro 2012 tournament which is widely known as the 2012 Group of Death since it features Portugal, Holland, and Germany as opponents. These are four of the top football sides in the world at the moment and each point is going to be hard to come by. Follow all the action here at http://eurobetting.co all the tournament.
Denmark will kick off the group against Holland on June 9 at Metalist Stadium in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine. Denmark made it to the tournament by winning Group H in the qualifying rounds. They finished in first based on six victories, a draw and a defeat for a total of 19 points. Denmark may be a small nation size-wise, but they’re pretty good at football.
They’ve played in four World Cups with a quarterfinal finish in 1998 being their best placing. However, when it comes to Europe, they won the Euro 1992 event in Sweden after being put into the tournament on 10 days notice as a replacement for Yugoslavia, as the former nation was embroiled in a civil war. They beat Germany 2-0 in the final that year. Denmark has won seven, drawn six and lost 12 in their previous 25 European Champions contests. They’ve scored 27 goals and allowed 38 and have qualified for seven previous Euro tournaments.
Denmark’s football team was formed in 1889 and is currently ranked number 11 in the world by FIFA and has been as high as number three back in 1997. Their lowest ranking was 38th in March of 2009. The present manager is Morten Olsen and the team’s all-time leading scorers are Jon Dahl Tomasson and Poul Nielsen with 52 each. Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has the record for the most caps with 129.
Denmark didn’t make it to Euro 2008 and they were knocked out in 2010 during the group stage of South Africa’s World Cup. Dennis Rommedahl and Nicklas Bendtner led the scoring for Denmark in the qualifying campaign with three goals each. They won Group H on the last day of qualifying by beating Portugal 2-1 at home in Copenhagen. Denmark played in the European Championships for the first time back in 1964.
Denmark’s Euro 2012 Group C Schedule
Saturday June 9: Netherlands v Denmark, 18.00 CET, at Kharkiv
Wednesday June 13: Denmark v Portugal, 18.00 CET, at Lviv
Sunday June 17: Denmark v Germany, 20.45 CET, at Lviv
Denmark’s Chances in Euro 2012 – Our Predictions
Denmark has played Holland 30 times over the years and has won eight times, drawn 10 and lost 12. They have played Portugal 12 times and have managed just three wins and two draws while losing seven. Against Germany, they have played just four times against each other and are unbeaten against them with three wins and a draw. They have won seven out of their past eight games up until March 2012.
Bet365 Sportsbook has the current odds of Denmark winning the Euro 2012 tournament at 80/1. We would have fancied Denmark’s chances in this tournament normally as they are an underestimated team, but this group is probably too hard.