Peru vs Denmark Betting Tip
Peru vs Denmark | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is almost upon us, and arguably one of the most intriguing groups heading into the tournament is Group C. Across most of the groups there are either two clear favourites or you could argue any of the four teams are capable of qualifying. When it comes to Group C, however, it feels as if France are the runaway contenders to qualify for the knockout stages whereas the other three nations will all be battling it out for second place. While that might turn out to be a load of rubbish, it certainly feels like the direction we’re moving in as the WC approaches.
Fans of both countries will be heading into this tournament with some confidence, which makes sense, give that they’ve both defied all expectations to reach the finals. Peru weren’t exactly expected to do much in their qualifying region, and even with one or two games remaining, it seemed unlikely that they’d progress into the next round – but they did. Then, they scraped past New Zealand to secure their place in the 2018 edition of the WC, which is similar to how Denmark made it too. They qualified for the playoffs before eventually torching Ireland in their second leg to confirm their WC status.
While Peru will want to focus on impressing the world during their appearance in Russia this summer, fans can’t help but focus on the fact that Paolo Guerrero will be banned for the tournament. Thankfully, however, they still have a wealth of attacking options at their disposal, and they’re proving themselves to be a formidable outfit in their warm-up games. Peru are unbeaten in their last six games including three straight victories in their last three games over Croatia, Iceland and Scotland. They may not be a team everyone is talking about, but much like Colombia in 2014, they’ve got some momentum.
Denmark are well known for their exploits back at Euro 1992, but beyond that, they haven’t been able to carve out any real success on a consistent basis. They’re one of those nations who are just kind of ‘there’, leaving them on the outside of the elite nations looking in. With that being said, they do have a lot of star power with Christian Eriksen being their main man up top, and they’ve been impressing pundits as of late courtesy of four clean sheets in their last six games. They’ve also gone unbeaten in those encounters with wins over Panama, Ireland and Montenegro.
Peru vs Denmark Head to Head
There are contradicting reports regarding the prior games these two nations have played against each other, and from what we’ve been able to find, it seems as if there has only been one real international showdown between Peru and Denmark. It took place at the 1997 US Cup, and despite a second-half equaliser from Nolberto Solano, Peru were unable to prevent Denmark from winning the game 2-1. Obviously, both teams have come a long way in the last twenty years, and while they aren’t traditionally known as ‘important’ nations in world football, it’s great to see how far their commitment and determination has taken them.
Odds and Predictions
Denmark are, unsurprisingly, the favourites who have priced them at 21/20 to come away with the three points. Peru are the underdogs at 11/4 with the draw being 9/4, although as is the case with most of the first set of fixtures, under 2.5 goals is favoured at 4/7 as opposed to over which is 27/20. Neither team are really expected to run away with it one way or another, and with France playing Australia in the group’s other game, you could argue that the winner of this could easily go on to join Les Bleus in the knockout stages – if everything goes to plan, of course.
Peru vs Denmark Top Betting Tip: Denmark (1-2)
While both teams have notable weapons to their name, the fact that this is taking place during the opening round of fixtures could prove to be the difference maker. Denmark have more experience in these kinds of competitions, whereas Peru may take a while to settle into the game courtesy of the pressure they’ll be feeling to perform. The Danes will want to come surging out of the blocks and if they can get an early goal, then they should be pretty confident of holding onto that. There are no guarantees, as we all know, but a narrow Denmark win feels likely here.