|Match 7: Group C
Peru v Denmark
Sun 17th June 2:00am
|Best: Under 2.5 goals ($1.62)
Value: 1st Half Correct Score (2.25)
Other: Draw ($3.10)
The outcome of this match is likely to determine the fate of both nations. The fans at Mordovia Arena in Saransk will witness a very tense battle.
What’s their current form?
Peru has been undefeated since the start of 2017, scoring 10 wins and 5 draws. This year they’ve had 4 wins and a draw, starting with a 2-0 win over Croatia, a 3-1 win over Iceland, 2-0 against Scotland, 3-0 against Saudi Arabia and then last week a 0 all draw with Sweden.
Denmark had back-to-back 1-0 losses to start the year against Sweden and Jordan before picking up a 1-0 win against Panama, a pair of scoreless draws with Chile and Sweden before beating Mexico 2-0 last week.
Peru: Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco; Tapia, Yotun; Carrillo, Farfan, Flores; Guerrero.
Denmark: Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Larsen; Kvist, Delaney; Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto; Jorgensen.
Any interesting facts I should know?
Denmark where the third last team to qualify for the World Cup after surviving the second round play-offs after beating the Republic of Ireland 5-1.
Peru were the very last side to qualify for the World Cup after they were forced into the very last playoffs, which saw them held to a scoreless draw against New Zealand, before beating them 2-0 in the return leg.
What should I be betting on?
A low scoring draw is highly probable.
There is much to like about both nations leading into their opening match at the World Cup. Peru are undefeated in their last 15 while Denmark have tasted defeat just twice in their last 17. What makes their respective runs all the more impressive is the opponents they have faced. Peru have beaten the likes of Iceland, Croatia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Uruguay in that stretch – a run that also includes 6 clean sheets in their last 7. The Danes have been just as stingy at the back. They will be seeking a 5th consecutive clean sheet and conceded, on average, less than a goal per game in qualifying. Both sides play very compact at the back and will look to push numbers forward sparingly for the most part. Under 2.5 goals is 8-2 in Denmark’s last 10 and 7-2 in Peru’s last 9. There will not be more than two goals in this one.
TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news
What time is kick off? The game starts at 7pm (local time) on June 16. In Australia, kick-off will be at 2am on June 17th.
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? Peru’s squad is fit and firing, while Denmark will be without forward Niklas Bendtner, who tragically suffered a groin injury a week before he joined the Denmark squad in Russia, which has denied him a chance to compete in the World Cup.
Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.
What happened the last time they played each other? This will be the first meeting between these two sides.