Germany v Denmark Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – Sunday 17th June 2012

Mario Gomez (Germany)

Germany v Denmark

Germany are looking for a full haul of points in Group B after having tasted success against both Portugal and Holland. Jogi Low and his men looked very good for the first hour against the Dutch and seem to be growing into the tournament. Their first match against Portugal was all about getting the win and moving on. The performance could have been better but they done what was required of them. Wednesday’s performance was clinical and in truth, highlighted a gulf in class between the two nations. Their match against Denmark tonight should be a formality in terms of qualification as it would take a big turnaround to see them being knocked out but the German’s aren’t known for taking this for granted and will be looking to go through to the knockout stages with maximum points.

Denmark have to better Portugal’s result to go through to the quarter finals. If they manage that feat then they will qualify and at the same time surprise many who had predicted they would finish bottom of the group without getting a point. They could have been in an even stronger position if they had managed to hold out for a draw on Wednesday but were undone by a late goal. Their manager, Morten Olsen, will be pleased that they still have a chance of going through in such a tough group but he is also a hard taskmaster and will not accept a glorious failure. If his side need any more inspiration than they already have then they can look to 1992 when an unfancied Denmark defeated the then World Champions West Germany to actually win the European Championships that year. If they can achieve a similar outcome tonight then they stand a great chance of reaching the quarter finals.

Jerome Boateng will miss out tonight as he picked up his second booking of the tournament on Wednesday night so receives a one match suspension. Low could opt to go with a back three but the more likely option will be to transfer Phillip Lahm over from the left.

Denmark have given up a lot of opportunities in both their matches so far. The Dutch let them off the hook with poor finishing but they were not so lucky against Portugal who scored three and could have had more if Ronaldo was on his game.

Germany are not known for being charitable and are unlikely to ease up in this match. Mario Gomez has looked excellent so far and seems to be in the mood to be top scorer at the tournament. He has opened the scoring twice already with the Germans going on to win.

There is enough riding on this match for it to be entertaining and should provide plenty of chances for both sides. Over 2.5 goals is the call.

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