As previously stated in our series about the groups of the World Cup 2018, Peru – Denmark is likely the game which will decide the second team to qualify from Group C, alongside heavy favorites France. In that regard, we expect the match to be extremely close and bring a wealth of betting opportunities which you can take advantage of. But first, let’s dig into the two contestants and look at their strengths and weaknesses.
Denmark Team News
Top Denmark Goalscorer: Christian Eriksen @ 6/4*
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On paper, at least, the European team seems favored. Qualifying from a rather mediocre group, behind Poland but in front of Romania and easily dispatching of Ireland in the playoff, Denmark would love a win in their opening game to make them favorites for second place.
Their form in recent friendlies has been all over the place, with an impressive win against Mexico and draws against Sweden and Chile, as well as a disappointing defeat in Jordan and a lackluster performance (1-0) against Panama.
It seems that the wellbeing of the team is very dependent on a few key factors, one of which is Eriksen – if he has a good game, Denmark suddenly becomes a force to be reckoned with. Sure, the rest of the team is talented as well, but the Tottenham playmaker clearly stands out.
Peru Team News
Group D - Peru To Qualify @ 6/4
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On the other side, Peru isn’t a team which should be immediately discarded. Their last loss across all competitions comes all the way in 2016, where they were beaten 2-0 by Brazil. Since then, they manage to take points of Argentina and Columbia and beat Croatia, Iceland, and Scotland in recent friendlies.
They seem to have a much more coherent group, and they’re on a high at this moment – starting with a win would be a dream start towards a possible knockout round participation.
Their form and team cohesion do look better, and the recent victory against Iceland is especially relevant: while they don’t have the technical prowess of the Danes, they have the same physical style.
Peru vs Denmark Betting Tips
That being said, we expect to see a very disputed game, with a few fouls on either side. The first bet we could think of is an over 4,5 yellow cards bet since both teams enjoy challenges quite a lot. We also believe that neither team will go all-out attacking since a draw wouldn’t kill either. And last but not least, we really back Peru to score at least once. The Danes might be surprised by how well this team actually plays.
Peru Wins & Both Teams To Score @ 6/1
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