Peru vs Denmark Odds
Peru vs Denmark World Cup Odds
Saturday 16th June at 17:00 local time at the Mordovia Arena, Saransk is the date and place that Peru and Denmark kick off their 2018 World Cup campaigns.
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Peru and Denmark will see Group C as one they can qualify from as Australia are likely to be there to make up the numbers. With France likely to win the group, both Peru and Denmark will know that a victory in their opening clash could seal qualification to the knockout stages. The South American outfit are slight underdogs in this tie, priced at +240, with Denmark the +115 favorites. The draw is priced at +240.
Denmark’s problem is they do not have an out-and-out striker who puts fear into opponents’ hearts. Christian Eriksen bagged 11 goals from midfield, but if you stop Eriksen you often stop Denmark. A draw looks most likely in this fixture, although backing Denmark in the Draw No Bet market at -205 also makes sense. We would also envisage a low scoring game so look for the odds of under 2.5 goals which are currently set at -175.
Peru vs Denmark Key Bites
- Peru only kept two clean sheets in 18 qualifying games
- Peru are unbeaten in their previous 13 international games
- Peru won five of the six warm-up games and drew one
- Denmark have one of the tallest squads in the tournament while Peru have one of the shortest
- Christian Eriksen is a key player for Denmark, everything good goes through him
Peru caused a minor shock by qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and even saw their FIFA ranking jump 29 places to 11th in the world. Denmark are currently ranked 12th in the world so this should be an evenly matched affair.
While Peru do have the ability to score plenty of goals, especially with Edison Flores and Paolo Guerrero scoring 10 goals between them in qualifying, they are poor in defence and leaked an average of 1.44 goals per game.
Denmark rarely blow sides away and are reliant on Christian Eriksen in the midfield for their goals and to create chances. Only Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals than Eriksen in qualifying.
A draw is the most likely result, but if you had to choose a team to win we would have to opt for Denmark by a smallest of margins.
Peru vs Denmark Betting Trends
- Peru were +20000 to win the 2018 World Cup before the tournament started.
- This is the fifth World Cup Peru has qualified for.
- Peru reached the quarter-finals of the 1970 and 1978 World Cups.
- Peru has won four, drawn three and lost eight of its 15 games at world Cup finals, scoring 19 goals and conceding 31 in those 15 matches.
- Peru were ranked 11th in the world in April 2018; they were ranked 50th at the start of qualifying.
- Peru finished fifth in their qualifying group with seven wins, five draws and six defeats from 18 games. They scored 27 goals and allowed 26 in 18 games.
- Peru drew 0-0 with New Zealand in the first leg of the inter-confederation play-off before winning 2-0 in the second leg to book their place in Russia.
- Edison Flores and Paolo Guerrero both scored five goals each during Peru’s successful qualification campaign.
- Peru and Denmark have never faced each other.
- Denmark were +8000 to win the 2018 World Cup before the tournament started.
- Denmark qualified for their fifth World Cup this year.
- Denmark failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup after failing to progress from the group stages during the 2010 World Cup.
- The Danes’ best World Cup was in 1998 where they reached the quarter-finals where they lost 3-2 to Brazil.
- Denmark’s World Cup finals record stands at eight wins, two draws and six defeats from 16 games. They have scored 27 goals and conceded 24 in those 16 matches.
- Denmark finished second in their qualifying group and had to enter the playoffs to qualify. The beat Republic of Ireland 5-1 in the second leg after drawing the first leg 0-0.
- Christian Eriksen scored 11 goals during qualification (including the playoffs) and bagged a hat-trick in the 5-1 demolition of Ireland.
Peru vs Denmark World Cup Preview
Peru return to the World Cup finals after a 36-year absence and they will be doing everything in their power to make sure the experience lasts as long as humanly possible.
The South Americans count themselves lucky to be in Russia because they almost were not. Peru only had four points from their opening seven fixtures and looked certain to miss out on qualification.
A stroke of luck saw a 2-0 loss against Bolivia awarded to them as a 3-0 win after Bolivia fielded an ineligible player. This spurred Peru on and they have since embarked on a 13-game unbeaten run and are playing football with confidence.
The team is far better going forward than it is defending; Peru conceded 26 goals in 18 qualifying games and only recorded two shutouts. They do seem to have worked on their defense if the results from Peru’s warm-up games are anything to go by.
Peru beat Croatia 2-0, Iceland d3-1, Scotland 2-0, Saudi Arabia 3-0 and drew 0-0 with Sweden. These games will have stood Peru in good stead for the challenge ahead in Russia.
Paulo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan are Peru’s biggest threat in front of goal Guerrero scored five goals in qualifying and is both quick and strong with his back to goal. The Danish central defender will have a difficult time keeping Guerrero under wraps.
Denmark look to play brilliant football or look a poor outfit with nothing in between. The Danes smashed fellow World Cup qualifiers 4-0 at home during qualification and then sent Ireland packing with a 5-1 win in the playoffs but the same team also drew 1-1 with lowly Romania and ost 1-0 to Montenegro.
The Danes, who won Euro 92, are more reliant on Christian Eriksen than Argentina are on Lionel Messi and that is saying something. Eriksen banged in a hat trick in the 5-1 win over Republic of Ireland and everything positive seems to move through the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder. There are fears that if Peru stop Eriksen they stop the entire Danish threat.
Coach Age Hareide needs his mid-tier forwards to step up to the plate and take some pressure off Eriksen. Nicklas Bendtner has a good scoring record for Denmark with 30 goals in 81 games but has essentially failed at every club he has played for. Nicolai Jorgensen is a player who has bags of ability but is yet to show it in a consistent manner for Denmark.
A draw looks the most likely outcome in this encounter and you can back that at +220 with Bovada. If anyone is to win this game, we’d side with Denmark due to their European experience so look at the Draw No Bet market where Denmark are priced at a backable -145.
As Peru are as good at attacking as they are bad at defending, feast your eyes on the tie and both teams to score at what could be a very profitable +375 with our friends at Bovada.
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