Peru vs Denmark
Saturday 16th June 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018, Group C, Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Live on BBC 1 – Kick-Off: 17:00 GMT
Peru vs Denmark – both nations are back at the World Cup after absences of different lengths and face off in what is likely to be the decider for 2nd place in Group C.
Argentinian coach Ricardo Gareca, nicknamed el tigre, has led Peru to their first World Cup since 1982. Los Incas shaded double Copa America winners Chile out of CONMEBOL qualifying and gained entry to the tournament after beating New Zealand in the play-offs.
France, one of the tournament’s favourites and Australia make up the remaining sides in Group C. Though Australia are always capable of a surprise, it is expected Peru and Denmark will battle it out for the runners-up position. A crucial game to get both teams underway in this tournament.
Peru will be boosted now that a resolution has been found with captain and star Paulo Guerrero. The nation’s all-time leading goal-scorer, Guerrero was initially banned from playing at the World Cup for failing a drugs test. However, upon appeal a Swiss tribunal overturned the decision, much to the delight of Peruvians everywhere. Guerrero to be first goal-scorer is 7/1 with bet365.
As much as Guerrero is a focal point for Peru, the same can definitely be said of Eriksen for Denmark. The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker notched 11 goals and three assists in his 12 appearances. A fantastic return for anyone, much less a midfielder.
Denmark and Peru have never stepped out onto the hallowed turf together in history. So this has all the making of an intriguing World Cup clash. Different continents, different styles, in new territory. Unpredictable written all over it. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 7/4 with SkyBet.
BBC have got coverage of the match, which kicks off at 5pm BST Saturday 16th June at the Mordovia Arena.
Prediction: Peru 2-1 Denmark
Suggested Tips – France vs Australia – (BET365):
- Correct score: Peru to win 2-1 – (link no longer available).
- Over 2.5 Goals and BTTS – YES – (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – France vs Australia – (SKYBET):
- Correct Score Group Betting – Peru to win either 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 11/4.
- Players to Score outside the area – Chrisitian Eriksen – 6/1.
- RequestABet Specials up to 10/1 – Eriksen 2+ shots on target and Nicolai Jorgensen 1+ shots on target – 11/4.
- Both Players to Score – Jefferson Farfan and Nicolai Jorgensen – 17/2.
Tips updated at 09:30 on 16th June.
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