One of the major disappointments has been the Dutch side who are playing like their squad has been swapped with Blackpool’s.
The orange men have choked on the big stage as Robben, Sneijder and co have failed to make an impact.
Holland’s defeat by Germany has seen Joachim Low’s side installed as new favourites for the title – but I’m not so sure.
Germany were lucky to beat an over-cautious Portugal while the Dutch were so bad anyone would have looked good against them.
Holland’s back line was simply horrible to watch while Van Bommel’s days as an international are surely up.
Remarkably, they still have an outside chance of qualifying but I’m keen to lump against the Dutch as they are sure to descend into inter-squad squabbling in the wake of two poor results.
They play Portugal on Sunday and Paddy Power are dangling 9/5 for a win for Ronaldo and his mates which seems like a decent bet.
England are solid but unspectacular at the moment – which is no bad thing in the group stages.
We should have enough to see off Sweden then the return of Rooney should give us a lift for what could prove to be a tough-time in the knockout stages.
I’ll be showing some nifty footwork myself on Friday having been invited to a wedding.
The reception kicks-off at the same time as England v Sweden so while the first dance is in full swing I’ll be sliding out the side door to catch the match in the nearest pub.
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Running Total for all 2012 bets to a £10 stake: +£136.50