Prediction: Euro Cup 2012 Group B Winner and Runner-up
Predicting Euro Cup Group Of Death
Euro cup Group B has been considered to provide strongest clash in the group stage but the teams are not able to give their best.
Group B in Euro cup consists teams like Denmark, Netherlands, Germany and Portugal. They have been expected to give good fight on the group stage matches but the warm- up matches shows different scenario when none of teams could perform better in the group stage.
Analyzing International Friendly Matches
Denmark played two matches before starting their Euro cup campaign where they defeated Australia 2-0 and got defeat against Brazil 1-3.
Germany who rank second on the FIFA ranking just below Spain were not able to fulfill their expectations as they got humiliating defeat against Switzerland 5-3 on their first pre-season friendly match while they won against Isreal(2-0) who lie way below than the European giants on ranking.
Netherland are expected to finish better in the tournament. They played 3 matches as a pre-season friendly out of which they won 2. Bulgari who rank 96th in the ranking list were able to pinch two goals to Dutch but later they came back properly winning Slovakia(2-0) and Northen Ireland(6-0). Their loss against Bulgaria dropped down their confidence.
Portugal stood low in the friendlies matches. They lost to Turkey while settled draw to Macedonia FYR(ranked 98 by FIFA.
All four teams were out of expectations but someone has to make it to the group winner and runner ups. Considering every possibilities we expect Germany to lead the group while Netherlands might settle second. Germany has players like Philip Lahm, Mario Gomez and Schweinsteiger who lead Bayern to the Finals while youngsters like Mario Gotze has opportunity to prove. Similarly Netherlands’ players are good form when Van Persie leads premier league top goal scorers while Robben,van der Vaart, Sneijder and Kuyt are ready to prove themselves