Netherlands vs Denmark preview – Group E

The Netherlands and Denmark meet in the first Group E match of the 2010 World Cup on Monday 14th June at 9:30pm Melbourne time at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

These sides played out a 1-1 draw the last time they met in a friendly back in 2008.

Dirk Kuyt and Klaas Hunterlaar kicked 3 goals for the Netherlands in qualifying and they scored at 2.13 per game, while for Denmark Soren Larsen 5 and Nicklas Bendter 3 were major goal kickers and they averaged 1.60 per game.

Netherlands Netherlands vs Denmark Denmark

When: Monday13th June
Time: 9:30pm AEST Melbourne time
Where: Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
29.05.08 Draw Netherlands 1-1 Denmark Friendly

Recent History
29.05.08 Draw Netherlands 1-1 Denmark Friendly
10.11.01 Draw Denmark 1-1 Netherlands Friendly
16.06.00 WON Denmark 0-3 Netherlands European Champ
18.08.99 Draw Denmark 0-0 Netherlands Friendly
22.06.92 Draw Netherlands 2-2 Denmark European Champ
04.10.67 Lost Denmark 3-2 Netherlands European Champ
30.11.66 WON Netherlands 2-0 Denmark European Champ

Latest Netherlands and Denmark Form

Netherlands (#4)
05.06.10 WON Netherlands 6-1 Hungary Friendly
01.06.10 WON Netherlands 4-1 Ghana Friendly
26.05.10 WON Netherlands 2-1 Mexico Friendly
03.03.10 WON Netherlands 2-1 United States Friendly
18.11.09 Draw Netherlands 0-0 Paraguay Friendly

Friendly form has been very good for the Netherlands and they had wins over competing World Cup sides USA, Paraguay and Ghana before a big win over Hungary shows they are in fairly handy form for this tournament.

Denmark (#36)
05.06.10 Lost South Africa 1-0 Denmark Friendly
01.06.10 Lost Australia 1-0 Denmark Friendly
27.05.10 WON Denmark 2-0 Senegal Friendly
03.03.10 Lost Austria 2-1 Denmark Friendly
18.11.09 WON Denmark 3-1 United States Friendly

Denmark has only won the one friendly this year over a non competing World Cup side and have lost their past two games to Australia and South Africa who are participating in this event.

Netherlands vs Denmark Preview

Netherlands
The Dutch never conceded a goal when playing at home during qualifying games and they qualified easily winning all eight of their qualifying matches defeating Iceland, Scotland and Norway along the way.

Robin Van Persie scored 4 goals with Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben 2 each in recent friendlies.

Denmark
The Danes qualified for the World Cup in a group that included Hungary, Sweden and Portugal and finished on top of their group.

Christian Poulsen and Tomas Enevoldsen were recent goal scorers in warm up games.

Sportsbet odds for Netherlands and Denmark

Netherlands 1.53
Draw 3.80
Denmark 7.00

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Netherlands vs Denmark Match Prediction

These two sides have a history of drawing and have drawn four of their last five meetings over the years. The current Dutch side packs plenty of punch and they enter the World Cup in excellent shape for a great shot at the main prize. They look a monty to win Group E and should kick start their campaign with a win over the Danes.

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