Germany play the Netherlands tonight and Joachim Low’s team can punish an average Holland defence and send them crashing out
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The Netherlands had enough chances to beat Denmark on Saturday, although that 1-0 defeat has left them in a hole. Defeat against Germany in Kharkiv could mean that Sneijder, Van Persie and Robben are packing their toothbrushes into expensive designer wash bags and grabbing an extended vacation.
It’s a tough task facing Bert van Marwijk’s team and they know that coming forward in numbers against Germany will be highly dangerous considering there’s a man called Mesut Ozil who plays for the opposing team. Here are the top 5 bets for Wednesday’s big game…
Germany are the best team at Euro 2012 and logically that means they should win every match with this one being no exception. They have a great keeper in Neuer, they have a brilliant defender in Hummels and some excellent midfielders including Mesut Ozil. As Netherlands pour forward, they will leave gaps which will be ruthlessly exposed by Low’s team.
Some firms offer even money about Gomez finding the net against the Dutch, although Ladbrokes customers can tuck into 2/1 and the Bayern man should be in the mood after his headed winner against Portugal. Mario is a goal machine and we’re not sure that Heitinga and Co will be able to live with him.
The Netherlands can’t really play for the 0-0 as they know that Portugal will be doing exactly that in the final game if they beat Denmark on Wednesday night. Two points won’t be enough to qualify for the quarter final and Van Marwijk needs to send his team forward rather than deploy De Jong and Van Bommel in front of the defence.
4) Mesut Ozil to be Man of the Match @ 10/1 with Ladbrokes
We enjoyed a winning bet on the Real Madrid maestro scooping the award against Portugal and he will once again be the man making Germany tick against the Netherlands. Watch him dance around Van Bommel on five occasions before the PSV man loses his cool and hacks him to the ground. Ouch.
Fair play to Stan James for their 11/1 quote where others are going 8/1 about this scoreline. We’re seeing a fairly open game where Germany take the lead and the Netherlands peg them back in the second half before a late-ish winner from that man Gomez – unless Miroslav Klose steals his thunder this time!