Peru will meet Denmark in the second match of Group C, after France will have played Australia earlier in the day.
Peru qualified to the World Cup from the 5th place in the South American qualifiers, after a crazy ending which saw teams placed between the 3rd and 7th place finish within just 4 points of eachother. Peru had to go to a playoff against New Zealand and qualified via a 2-0 aggregate win. What is impressive about the South Americans is that they have not lost any of their last 15 matches. This great run of form helped them to climb to 5th in those CONMEBOL qualifiers and they have not looked back since then.
Denmark did what was expected from them in a qualifying group with Poland and Montenegro, finishing second behind the Poles and in front of the Montenegrins. Denmark went to the playoffs, where after a 0-0 home draw against Ireland they managed a spectacular 5-1 road win, one of the best games they played in quite some time. In the last couple of weeks Denmark finished tied with Sweden and beat Mexico 2-0 in the pre – World Cup friendlies.Bet on Peru vs. Denmark and claim your 100% (100 Eur) free bet at Ohmbet now!
Team news & lineups:
Both teams are reported to be at full strength ahead of this clash.
Peru: Gallese – Advincula, Rodriguez, Ramos, Trauco – Yotun, Tapia – Carrillo, Cueva, Flores – Guerrero
Denmark: Schmeichel – Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Larsen – Delaney, Kvist – Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto – Jorgensen
Denmark is rated as the favorite here by the bookies, but a fair question can be raised if they truly deserve this status against a (very) good Peru team.
Having watched Denmark, over the last couple of years, one can argue that they are no more than an above average team in Europe. They are a good side, but nothing special, and Peru is a solid team as well. Most notably, Peru have proved themselves very hard to beat recently.
Riding a 15 match unbeaten streak the South Americans will come into this match with a lot of confidence, and it`s unlikely Denmark will have enough to break Peru`s streak.
An evenly matched clash finishing in draw looks pretty possible to be on the cards here, but a Peru win wouldn`t be all that surprising. My tip will be Peru to cover the +0,5 handicap. Medium – high stakes for me on this bet. Prediction: Peru – Denmark 0-0.