I failed to manage my time properly yesterday so I am going to start with my picks on the matches today.

I was surprised that in both matches in the opening day of Euro all the teams scored. I would expect at least one clean sheet because usually tactic and the necessity of having a good start make teams cautious. That is why I will risk a little in today’s matches:

Netherlands – Denmark

I think that we have a clear favorite in this match. Group B has 3 teams able to win the first place and Netherlands has the luxury to have the weak team first. The opening day of the euro was yesterday but still, this is the opening day of Group B and I am sure that the Dutch know that they do not have to demolish Denmark with their talent. All they have to do is secure the win. Denmark’s players know they are the underdog in this match and I am sure that the last result of the Netherlands against N. Ireland (6-0) makes them think more of their defenses duties than anything else. I will go for the home win @ 1.72 and risk a little with the Halftime/Fulltime bet Draw/Netherlands @ 4.20.

Germany – Portugal

Both teams disappointed their fans with their recent results in their friendly matches. I am still trying to figure out how Germany’s players managed to receive 5 goals against Switzerland (5-3). At least they had a better performance against Israel (2-0). At the same time Portugal was more disappointing in the last two matches (vs. FYROM 0-0 and vs. Turkey 1-3). Cristiano Ronaldo seems tired and he is an important player for them but Portugal is not a team of one player. I am sure that all their players are experienced enough to concentrate on tonight’s match. After all they know that Germany can and will demolish them if they will have a poor performance like in their recent friendly matches. I will go the HT draw @ 2.10 and risk with the Halftime/Fulltime bet Draw/Draw @ 5.00.

My Bets

DateMatchPickTotal Odds
9/6/12Netherlands – DenmarkNetherlands3.61
9/6/12Germany – PortugalHalftime Draw

DateMatchPickTotal Odds
9/6/12Netherlands – DenmarkHT/FT Draw/Netherlands4.20
9/6/12Germany – PortugalHT/FT Draw/Draw5.00
This bet is played in two singles and one double21.00

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