Tuesday, June 12, 2012

No missteps allowed

Group of Death Group B resumes on Wednesday with a fantastic clash between arch-rivals Holland and Germany. The Dutch are probably the better skilled team but are handicapped by a lousy defence. Germany are as solid as always, whether there is talent in their squad or not. It's tough to have a selection on that one, it very much will depend on whether the Dutch can convert their chances, something they failed to do against Denmark in the first game. The Germans can certainly allow themselves to sit back and afford a draw as they already have 3 precious points in the bag, while the Dutch cannot afford another loss.

The other game between Portugal and Denmark looks more predictable. The Danes caused some shock in beating Holland by being more realistic in front of goal. They are certain to face another onslaught from the Portuguese who have to win this game to have a realistic chance of going through. Portugal were arguably unlucky against the Germans as they failed to convert the many chances that came their way, and if they can fix their profligacy in front of goal, they should be in a good position to snatch at least a point from this one. A draw-no-bet on Portugal is the selection.

Draw-no-bet: Portugal

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