Denmark v Cameroon Best Odds, Tips and Recommendations

18th June 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
World Cup Previews & Predictions

Cameroon falling short in World Cup Betting and Performance

African side Cameroon have their backs against the wall now, after falling to a 1-0 defeat against Asian competitors, Japan. Even though the African nation started the match as favourites, there was always an air of doubt as to whether they could really compete. Why? Well Cameroon of 2010 are not of the same calibre as the Cameroon sides you may have seen at past World Cup’s. In fact, they have only won one match out of their last ten outings, and are finding goals pretty hard to come by. The latest disaster against Japan, who really weren’t fancied at the start of the tournament, now puts the African nation in danger of going out at the very first hurdle. The defeat for Cameroon has been just a small part of a wake up call for African football. After studying the quality that was displayed at the African Cup of Nations earlier in the year, the expectations for the home continent nations, really did not look all that promising. Only Ghana picked up a first round win, and with host South Africa taking a beating from Uruguay, Ivory Coast failing to beat Portugal, Algeria losing to Slovenia and Cameroon losing to Japan, it has not been an impressive performance from Africa so far. Another defeat for Cameroon would send them spiralling out of the competition, with the weight of another huge disappointment hanging over their heads. Coach Paul Le Guen would have watched his side be very wasteful with possession against Japan, and lacking the quality which would give even him any hope of progressing to the second round. The Indomitable Lions now have to find crucial goals from somewhere, and hoping star striker Samuel Eto’o can do what he has promised, and fire the Cameroon side to glory. Eto’o was criticised by former Cameroon player Roger Milla ahead of the tournament, saying that the Inter Milan striker had done nothing for his country. What Cameroon will find against Denmark, is a side which is hard to break down, and that means they will need to play at pace, and find a creative spark from somewhere. A spark which was clearly not igniting in their first match.

Cameroon World Cup Betting: Cameroon are struggling to bring anything relative to the table unfortunately and look to have lost their way. They certainly do not look like one of Africa’s big hopes for the tournaments, and with the unrest in the camp and Eto’o threatening not to go, they need some camaraderie Is it there? Well this vital game will show that or not. They are on a major slump and a bad run of form, and it takes a lot to get out of that. They have played worse sides that Denmark and have failed to win, and it’s hard to see them having enough penetration to win this one. Eto’o may be worth backing as an anytime scorer, as he is their best hope, but to win money off Cameroon, find them in a decent plus for an Asian Handicap, as Denmark won’t run riot with goals.

Cameroon World Cup 2010 Stats
Played: P1, W0, D0, L1
GF/GA: 0/1
Cards: Y1, R0
Most Shots: Eric Choupo Moting, 5
Top Scorer: N/A
Shots/On Goal: 11/4
Fouls Committed: 29
Total Passes: 481
Pass Completion: 71%
Last 5 Form: DDLLL

Hopeful Denmark look past own goal disaster

Denmark did not exactly cover themselves in glory either in their first match, as they fell to the strong Dutch side 2-0. Defender Simon Poulson will be haunted by his defensive header which went wayward, hitting the back of a team mate and deflecting into the net. That own goal gave Holland the opening which they needed, and helped the Dutch comfortably build upon that opener and run out comfortable winners. What was evident, is that even when going behind, the Danes really did not seem to possess any urgency in getting forward into attack. They will be hoping that Arsenal’s Nicolas Bendtner, who missed the first match, will be back and fit enough to keep their World Cup hope alive. It is not that Denmark are short of forward quality, they are not, but Martin Olsen’s men prefers a style which is based in teamwork, hard graft in the middle of the park, and being economical in attack. Denmark did win their European qualification group, and that should give them some hope that they can turn things around. A win against Cameroon, with a final group match to come against Japan, suggests that there is more than enough optimism for Denmark to believe in themselves. They simply need to come out of their shell a bit more, and trust in themselves going forward. They do have a good defensive system, but something needs to bend just a little bit to find more of a balance going forward. If they can utilise the strengths of Jesper Gronkjaer, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Soren Larsen and Dennis Rommedahl up front, then they would put themselves in with a decent chance. That is what they need to do against a Cameroon side which is clearly lacking confidence and direction. Denmark should not have much trouble keeping a clean sheet against the mis-firing African side, but can they, themselves find a little more adventure and earn themselves the vital lifeline of three points?

Denmark World Cup Betting: The Europeans should pull through this one, but it will probably be a tight match. They have the superior fire power over Cameroon, but they don’t really push on to make the most of it. They should have more of a team spirit and cohesion than their opponents, and that is why they will be worth backing. They won’t have taken their first match defeat as hard as Cameroon did in theirs, that is for sure, and still have a good chance of qualification if they get their balance right. They should edge this one by a goal, or fall into a draw at the very least.

Denmark World Cup 2010 Odds
Played: P1, W0, D0, L1
GF/GA: 0/2
Cards: Y1, R0
Most Shots: Two Players, 2
Top Scorer: N/A
Shots/On Goal: 10/3
Fouls Committed: 20
Total Passes: 374
Pass Completion: 67%
Last 5 Form: LWLLL

Denmark v Cameroon Betting Odds

Denmark to win: 13/8 at Ladbrokes
Draw: 12/5 at Totesport
Cameroon to win: 21/10 at BetFred

Asian Handicap Betting Tip:
Most sensible option here would be to either find go for a 0 on Denmark which equates to a Draw No Bet. That is backing Denmark not losing and you should get a decent price on it. That really isn’t a bad option at all on this one, but if you really fancy the Danes to sneak it, then better odds are here:
Denmark -0.25 for 11/10 at Bet365

 

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