Peru vs Denmark predictions and betting tips for the World Cup 2018 Group C fixture on Saturday 16th June at 5pm. Will the South Americans get off to a winning start in Russia this summer, or are Denmark destined to break Peruvian hearts within their opening group-stage encounter?
It seems likely that there will only be one other qualifying spot up for grabs from Group C because France are heavy favourites to take the other place. This means that the opening Peru vs Denmark fixture is vital for both nations. A defeat here would leave either side with a mountain to climb and so it’s a crucial fixture. See our predictions and betting tips below for this Saturday evening World Cup fixture.
Ricardo Gareca’s Peru arguably represent something of an unknown entity at the 2018 World Cup. Many tournament betting tips expect the South Americans to provide a relatively strong first impression whilst operating at the upcoming competition, but even with such increased self-belief on board, Peru could easily struggle among the grandest footballing stage of all.
Whilst Denmark seemingly fail to go down as one of the most prominent European powerhouses staking their claim in Russia this summer, perhaps Age Hareide’s side have more experience and tournament know-how about them to effectively get the job done.
In the latest betting odds for this World Cup fixture, Denmark are favourites to win and the best odds are 29/20 with Bet Stars. A draw is top price 23/10 with Sportingbet and the odds for Peru to beat Denmark are 13/5 with Paddy Power. Denmark will be heavily reliant on Christian Eriksen during the World Cup and the odds for him to score in their opening World Cup match are 37/13 with 888Sport. He’s 13/2 to score first and that’s a possibility for an anytime scorer bet. In the total goals market, over 2.5 goals comes in at odds of 5/4 and it’s 8/13 for there to be two goals or fewer.
Jefferson Farfan is one player we rarely expected to see representing his nation at a World Cup tournament, yet after showing some strong form for Peru across qualification for this summer’s upcoming competition, signs of improved fortune have recently shone upon the former PSV and Schalke 04 winger. Miracles will not be expected of the quick-footed South American at the grand old age of 33-years-old. Farfan could nonetheless remind the rest of the global footballing community of what he is all about at this summer’s finals however, potentially sealing some much needed points for Peru in the process.
Denmark’s Christian Eriksen is their key man and big hope ahead of the World Cup in Russia. He was the hero in qualifying when he netted a hat-trick against Republic of Ireland to book Denmark’s place in the World Cup and he is a bit of an obvious choice for a goalscorer tip here. He’s also worth considering for World Cup top goalscorer at 100/1 with Betfair. The Tottenham playmaker warmed up for this match with a goal and assist in Denmark’s latest friendly win over Mexico and he’s the first of our Peru vs Denmark predictions for this World Cup Group C fixture.
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Although both sides will be looking to impress among their opening Group C fixture, neither team arguably possesses quite enough match-winning potential to get the job done convincingly. Each of Denmark and Peru play host to promising personnel all across the park, without proving particularly dominant or combative in any specific category. On the back of such reasoning, a well-earned 1-1 draw feels somewhat likely for our Peru vs Denmark predictions on the correct score market. Whilst Denmark will remain confident of their chances with Christian Eriksen on board, Peru surely have it in them to cause one or two major surprises at the 2018 World Cup this summer.
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