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One hundred reasons why Denmark are a good Euro 2012 bet
OK, I’m not actually going to list 100 reasons. The 100 refers to the amazing 100-1 odds some bookmakers have given to Denmark’s chances of winning Euro 2012 following Friday’s draw.
Yes they are in the toughest group with Germany, Netherlands and Portugal but it is quite possible for those three teams to cancel each other out with draws meaning Denmark only need a win and a draw to guarantee second spot.
Not impossible for the 1992 winners who boast a top defender in Liverpool’s Daniel Agger as well as very highly-rated Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen.
If they get through from Group B they would then face a relatively easy quarter-final against Poland, Greece, Russia or Czech Republic.
A win and the Danes could be in the semi-finals where anything can happen, especially in stadiums in Ukraine and Poland which big players are not accustomed to. Morten Olsen will also be the longest-serving coach at the finals so knows a trick or two.
Quite how Denmark are the biggest outsiders, having beaten Portugal to the automatic spot in their qualifying group, is not quite clear. Ireland are only 50-1 with some bookmakers.
PHOTO: Denmark coach Morten Olsen instructs Christian Eriksen REUTERS/Adnan Abidi