Euro 2012, Group B, Saturday, 5pm, Kharkiv
THE dazzling Dutch hit the Euro 2012 stage today and they'll hope to be as red-hot as the Russians.
Russia could meet Holland in the quarter-finals and Dick Advocaat's men have set the bar high after a thrilling 4-1 win against the Czech Republic.
Holland are a biggest 7-1 third favourites for the tournament with Ladbrokes and Coral and they'll be keen to get off to a solid start against Denmark in the group of death.
They are a side packed with talent but there are always doubts about them mentally. And while they will always score – they were leading marksmen in the qualifiers with 37 – you have to worry about their defenseive toughness.
Still with the likes of Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder in their ranks you have to admire their quality.
In recent events they've started strongly then fell away and I expect them to dump the Danes.
You can have 3-5 with William Hill, Paddy Power and BetVictor on a Holland victory and 7-4 with bet365 on them win by more than one against a side they've beaten by two or more in the last three meetings of the sides.
Check teams news to confirm this but if boss Robin van Marwijk is going with that tactic it means no start for a disenchanted Huntelaar.
The Schalke star top-scored in qualifying and was expected to play a leading role for the Dutch – and he could still do so.
Denmark are basically written off in this one with most firms offering 11-2 and BetVictor pencilling in the draw at 3-1.