Holland thrashed Northern Ireland 6-0 in their last fixture, which put talks that they were not in great form going into the tournament to bed.
Robin Van Persie was on the score-sheet twice last time out so he looks to have taken his goal scoring run from Arsenal last season into the international stage. The 28-year-old will feel that this is his biggest chance to prove himself as one of the best strikers around.
Bert van Marwijk’s men know that they will have to be at their best to progress to the knockout stages and that this first match is a must win for them.
This looks to be many of the player’s best chance to win a trophy with their national side as their key men look to be in their peak at the moment and will be in their 30’s by the time the next tournament comes around.
With the creativity and attacking ability of Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder supported by Nigel de Jong in the holding role of midfield, Holland certainly have a great balance in the side.
As for Denmark, despite not being spoken about too much ahead of the competition, they are not a team to be taken lightly in Euro 2012. They finished on top of their qualifying group ahead of Portugal.
There is no doubt that it will be a tough task for Morton Olsen’s side to make it to the quarter-finals, but they can go into their fixtures with the pressure off and hoping of springing a few surprises.
Denmark hopes perhaps rely on Nicklas Bendtner leading the line well, which would perhaps not worry too many opponents. Bendtner will want to prove people that have doubted him over recent years wrong and show he can perform at this level.
These two sides met in the 2010 World Cup, a game where Holland ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.
It should be a great encounter and it all gets underway from 5pm on Saturday.