Denmark vs. Germany Preview
Germany go into their final group game on Sunday as the only side to boast a 100 per cent record in the competition so far.
They could however still miss out on qualification if they lose, and Portugal beat the Netherlands, though even then goal difference would come into the equation. Opponents Denmark will qualify if they win the game, whilst a draw will be good enough if the Netherlands beat Portugal.
The two sides last met in Copenhagen almost two years ago, with Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez opening the scoring in a 2-2 draw. The 26 year old has scored all three of Germany’s goals in Poland and Ukraine, and is the clear favourite to finish the Championships as top scorer, with 3.0 (2/1) being the best price offered.
He is 6.0 (5/1) to once again open the scoring in Lviv on Sunday, though with him in such hot form, you might be tempted to back him at 29.0 (28/1) to bag the tournament’s first treble.
Nicklas Bendtner is just one goal behind Gomez in the race for the golden boot, following his brace in Denmark’s 3-2 defeat to Portugal on Wednesday evening. The 24 year old has eight goals in his last ten internationals, and is a 101.0 (100/1) outsider to finish on top of the goal scorer charts; a price that perhaps mirrors their chances of making the last eight of the competition.
The Arsenal striker, who spent much of last season at Sunderland, did score the only goal the last time Denmark beat Germany back in 2007, but a repeat of that score line is highly unlikely.
You might be more tempted to back the Germans to win with four or more goals in the game, at odds of 15.0 (14/1) with Bodog. Denmark are priced at 6.0 (5/1) to get an unlikely win here, with Germany odds on at around 1.66 (4/6). You can get the draw at 3.60 (13/5).