Euro 2012, Group B, Wednesday, Lviv, 5pm

SOME people expected Denmark to be the whipping boys of Group D but one look at their world ranking suggested otherwise.

I wasn't one of those tipping them to pick up “nil points” but I did forecast them to finish bottom of the group and lose to Holland.

Whether that 1-0 result had more to do with Dutch dithering than Danes dazzling is up for debate but there is no doubt the victory was well deserved.

Denmark made defending their priority and did it quite well against an off-form Robin van Persie.

They will be hoping Cristiano Ronaldo is kept just as quiet because he is key to how Portugal perform.

He is their focal point and if the Real Madrid star is on his game there is every chance he can lead his side to victory. But that's a big if because Ronaldo was posted missing against Germany although the service was poor.

So this match is tough to call. On paper Portugal are the better side while the Danes are more dogged. A draw would be a great outcome for Denmark and that's the way I'm going.

The draw is a biggest 5-2 with bodog while Portugal are 11-10 at Stan James with the Danes 4-1 (various) to notch another shock.

If you fancy Ronaldo to step up to the plate he is 11-2 at Stan James to bag the opener and
11-8 to net at anytime.

Michael Krohn-Dehli was the surprise matchwinner first time out and is 5-1 at bet365 and unibet to net again.

Here's another bet to consider for anyone on Portugal. Ronaldo is 21-10 at Blue Square to score more than Sunderland's Niklas Bendtner who didn't do much against the Dutch. Bendtner is 9-2 with the tie 8-13.

At the 2010 World Cup, three of the four games involving Portugal finished with one goal or less and three of their last six games have finished 0-0. Unibet go 2-1 on under 1.5 goals and 17-2 on another 0-0.

There have been seven goals in the last 10 minutes in the last four meetings of the sides. You can have 7-4 at William Hill on a goal after the 80th minute.

Scots ref Craig Thomson will be the man in the middle and is 12-1 at McBookie.com to be awarded the Final. He's more likely to award a penalty (5-2) or show a red card (3-1).

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Ronaldo to score
(11-8, Stan James)

Draw HT
(13-8, Ladbrokes)

24 Comments
  1. David paterson 10 years ago

    Just incase people are searching for thomas kron-dehli it was michael kron-dehli who scored first.

    • Mr Fixit 10 years ago

      Cheers David. Had never heard of either before the tournament started!

  2. David paterson 10 years ago

    Either had I haha, only remembered it because a couldn believe he scored haha was so sure rvp would be the man.

  3. Matt 10 years ago

    Anyone know if ronaldo playing today???

    • Mr Fixit 10 years ago

      Matt, should be playing. I know there were suggestions of a bust-up with the coach after the Denmark defeat but no suggestion he has been dropped or walked out. Have you heard otherwise?

  4. Mr Chris Guy 10 years ago

    Ronaldo to score anytime and Portugal to win 7/2 at William Hill

  5. Matt 10 years ago

    No just checking b4 I have a bet was going to have him to score what you reckon

  6. craig alves 10 years ago

    £20 free bet on nani anytime @11/4, changed it from ronaldo 1st so we know whats gonna happen

  7. Danny 10 years ago

    going with postiga first 13/2 and anytime 15/8 can see portugal going down the route of ronaldo and nani whipping in balls for the hitman to latch onto

  8. Peter Brown 10 years ago

    Think postiga is dropped…hugo almeida in on sky sports news!

  9. David paterson 10 years ago

    Almeida will do the business now, hes one to watch on the portugal scene.

  10. Danny 10 years ago

    I thought sky sports news said postiga to start almeida back in sqaud

  11. Peter Brown 10 years ago

    Think your right Danny sorry! Lol gone for Ronaldo anytime Portugal win 7/2 William hill…good luck

  12. Danny 10 years ago

    a got into a panic Peter thinking i had bet him twice an hes on the bench good luck with ronaldo tempted to have a side bet on him cant over look a man of his talent an today could be the day he produces something out this world

  13. David paterson 10 years ago

    Gone for ronaldo dd/hh

    Portugal really need to do something.

  14. Danny 10 years ago

    need postiga to score or today will have been disapointing

    • Mr Fixit 10 years ago

      Danny, I don’t fancy him, prefer Almeida,but Portugal have started well.

    • Mr Fixit 10 years ago

      Danny, I think he only scored to prove me wrong. Well done.

    • Danny 10 years ago

      lol a just got in there from asda and relised he netted dinomite result now enjoy the dutch-germany with some nice cold beers

  15. craig alves 10 years ago

    wits bendtner doin scoring haha, decent game so far. got 2-1 in my super6 but would prefer nani gettin a gl soon

  16. Peter Brown 10 years ago

    Aww tearing my hair out at Ronaldo!! Should have had a hat trick! Awful finishing!

  17. Marc Currie 10 years ago

    Just ended 2 poor days with a good pick up on Portugal. And also broken my 5pm ko jinx!!!

  18. joe knotts 10 years ago

    If u knew portugal were gonna score 3 today u wuda put ur life on ronaldo getting at least 1 !!!

    • Mr Fixit 10 years ago

      Joe, looked out of sorts again, terrible miss at 2-1.

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