Following a heartbreaking defeat to Portugal, Denmark need to better the result of Selecao in order to make it to the next round, while Germany need just one more point to qualify after beating Netherlands in their second group game.
Rather than ruing their luck for being placed in the group of death, the Danes concentrated on getting the best out of the given situation and they can be proud with their achievements so far.
Having produced a major coup by beating Oranje in their opening game, Morten Olsen’s side showed a lot of character by coming from two goals behind to equalize against Portugal, only to end up losing the game by conceding in the dying moments.
The 3-2 defeat to Selecao was difficult to take, but Denmark are experienced enough not to be too downhearted by the result, and I’m confident they will quickly turn to the Germany clash.
As things stand now, a victory over Germany would take the Danes into the next round, as would a draw in case Portugal don’t beat the Netherlands.
Dennis Rommedahl and Niki Zimling were forced to come off because of muscle injury and neither is expected to feature against Germany.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Andersen – Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, S. Poulsen – Kvist, J. Poulsen – Mikkelsen, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli – Bendtner.
Germany may have had a somewhat slow start to the Euro 2012, but they are already proving why they are considered one of the main candidates for the trophy.
Die Mannschaft were not too impressive in their opening game against Portugal, but, nonetheless, recorded a valuable win, but they looked much better in their second game.
Germany were simply ruthless against the Netherlands, scoring two beautiful goals and playing with a lot of confidence throughout the match.
They recorded a deserved victory in the end and opened the door to the quarter-finals before the final group game against Denmark.
Even though die Mannschaft can qualify even with one point from this match, there are no doubts they will try to keep the 100% record, which is why odds of 1.72 (18/25) offered by 188BET look too good to pass.
Joachim Low resisted the temptation to make changes to the starting line-up against the Netherlands, but we could see the likes of Klose, Kroos and Schurrle start against Denmark.
Philipp Lahm is set to fill in for suspended Jerome Boateng at right-back, with Marcel Schmelzer likely to start on the left.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Neuer – Lahm, Hummels, Badstuber, Schmelzer – Schweinsteiger, Khedira – Muller, Kroos, Schurrle – Klose.