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Euro 2012's 'group of death' kicks off on Saturday. Willie Duncan is expecting Thomas Muller to inspire Germany, while he thinks that Nicklas Bendtner might shock the Dutch

Euro 2012's "group of death" gets underway on Saturday when Denmark clash with the Netherlands in the earlier kick off, before Germany open their campaign with what promises to be a mouthwatering tussle with Portugal.
 
Incredibly, all four teams in Group B are inside the world's top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings, and this promises to be a fascinating group to watch.
 
Netherlands are favourites to win their group opener, and with attacking talent like Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder at coach Bert van Marjwik's disposal, it is easy to see why.

Denmark, however, are experienced campaigners and are more than capable of springing a surprise.
 
Should the Danes open their campaign with a win, striker Nicklas Bendtner is likely to be a key man, and the enigmatic front man is a chunky 9/1 (10.0) with Bet365 to score first.

The same firm's offer of 3/1 (4.0) for Bendtner to net at any time is, quite simply, too good to resist against the leaky Dutch defence.
 
In the second match, Joachim Low's side can justify their Euro 2012 co-favourites tag with an emphatic win over Portugal.
 
Turkey hit three past the Portuguese in a friendly last weekend and the Germans will be eager to exploit that defensive weakness.
 
All eyes will be on Mario Gomez, but with question marks over who will lead the German attack, those seeking value are advised to back Thomas Muller - who stepped up to the plate in World Cup 2010 - to deliver for his nation on the big stage once again.

Bet365 rate Muller as an 21/10 (3.10) shot to net at any time while the recommended play here is for the young striker to score first at an appealing 7/1 (8.0) with Bet365 as the Germans look to get their campaign off to a flying start.


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Nicklas Bendtner to score at any time at 3/1 (4.0) with Bet365
Thomas Muller to score first at 7/1 (8.0) with Bet365

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.

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