Day 13 of the FIFA World Cup will see Australia take on Peru at Fisht Stadium, in a must win game for the Socceroos if they are to be a chance of advancing beyond the group stage.
What’s their current form?
Australia were gallant in an unlucky first up defeat of Group powerhouses France, where a Behich own goal just before fulltime handed France a 2-1 win. They were impressive in their 1 all draw with Denmark.
Peru opened their campaign with a tight 1-0 loss to Denmark before making France fight all the way for their 1-0 win. The two losses means Peru have now been eliminated.
Australia: Ryan; Degenek, Sainsbury, Jedinak, Behich; Luongo, Mooy, Leckie, Kruse, Irvine; Cahill.
Peru: Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco; Tapia, Yotun; Carrillo, Ruidiaz, Flores; Guerrero.
Any interesting facts I should know?
Australia needs to improve their goal difference by 3 to pass Denmark. They’ll be looking to score at least twice here and hope that France can beat Denmark.
What should I be betting on?
A desperate Australian side to score a win against the ousted Peru.
A spot in the knockout stages is still a possibility for the Socceroos. They will need help from France but they must first hold up their end of their bargain by beating Peru. Both nations will feel like they deserve more than what they have gotten thus far after having played some excellent football. Socceroos fans will be wondering why their side has waited until they have fallen behind before opting to play an attacking brand of football. They will not need to worry in this one as it will be all out attack from Van Marwijk’s men. The Wolf believes they will need multiple goals in order to win. The Socceroos have conceded at least once in their last 11 World Cup matches but have also managed to score in 6 of their last 7. Arzani is set to get more game time while Juric and Cahill will be used in the striker rotation in the absence of Nabbout. A Jedinak penalty is almost a certainty making him a huge price to find the back of the net.
TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news
What time is kick off? The game starts at 5pm (local time) on June 26. In Australia, kick-off will be at midnight on June 27th.
What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.
What’s the team news and who’s injured? Both sides are fully fit.
Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.
What happened the last time they played each other? These sides have never met before.