We’ve seen games in groups A, B and C so far in this tournament and it’s gone to form – all three seeded teams (Spiral, The Bridge and Happy Valley) have put points on the board. Now it’s time for the final seeded team to take the field – Denmark’s The Killing. A veteran, yes, but also one of the favourites in the competition. It’s playing a rank outsider in the first game from Group D, too – Switzerland’s 10.
So let’s recap yesterday’s fixtures: England’s Happy Valley versus Ireland’s Love/Hate. It was a runaway victory for the northern powerhouse:
Happy Valley 94%
That means the Group C table looks like this:
Happy Valley (P1 W1 L0 POINTS 3 WM +88%)
Love/Hate (P1 W0 L1 POINTS 0)
Inspector Montalbano (P0 W0 L0 POINTS 0)
Salamander (P0 W0 L0 POINTS 0)
A good start for England and for Happy Valley.
So on to today’s game, the first in Group D. Here’s the form guide for both teams:
REPRESENTING DENMARK: THE KILLING (SEEDED TEAM)
Form guide: The veteran in the tournament, The Killing nonetheless is still a dangerous team and is viewed as one of the favourites to win the trophy. Sarah Lund spearheads the show’s formidable challenge, and her obsessive attention to detail and relentless drive still marks her out as one of the best players in the world, let alone Europe. Look out for burly Theis Birk Larsen at the back, the enigmatic Troels Hartmann in midfield and Jan Meyer up front with Lund. It’s a shame Meyer can’t stay fit because together, these two ar a very strong partnership. A big contender nonetheless.
REPRESENTING SWITZERLAND: 10
Form guide: A strong team – although mostly skilled at poker, admittedly – and possessing a good leader in Hans Koller, 10 just about scraped through qualifying and should go out early in the group stages.
VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED IN THIS FIXTURE
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