The not so buzzed encounter of the Group D will be played between Peru and Denmark. Both of the teams are expected to finish second behind France in Group D which makes it a very important for them. Both Peru and Denmark had to go through the playoffs to cement their places in the World Cup.
Peru finished 5th in the South American qualifiers and had to get past New Zealand while Denmark had to play the Republic of Ireland in the playoffs after finishing second behind Poland in qualifiers.
Peru has won 4 out of their last 6 games and drew the remaining two which makes them unbeaten in recent fixtures and confident enough to go past Denmark in their opening match. While Denmark is unbeaten in their last 6 matches winning 3 of them. Overall Denmark is unbeaten in last 14 matches while Peru hasn’t lost their last 15.
Both teams possess some good quality players, although Denmark is very much reliant on their Captain Christian Eriksen. Eriksen had been instrumental in Tottenham’s season playing a key role in the midfield. Nicklas Bendtner and Andreas Bjelland were left out of the squad due to injury concerns.
Denmark Predicted XI:
Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Larsen; Delaney, Kvist; Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto; Jorgensen
Peru got a big boost just ahead of the World Cup as their star player and captain Paolo Guerrero return to the national side. He is Peru’s all-time top scorer with 34 goals in 88 appearances.
Peru Predicted XI:
Galesse; Trauco, Ramos, Rodriguez, Advincuia; Tapia, Yotun; Flores, Cueva, Carrillo; Guerrero
Denmark is more of a one man with Christian Eriksen being the man to look out for. If Peru manages to keep Eriksen in check they can nullify half the attacking power of the Danish side. On the other hand, Denmark has to show that they are more than Christian Eriksen. Hoping Peru to come out attacking and keep Eriksen in check. It’s very likely to end up a draw between the two sides with Peru having slightly more chances of pulling off a victory.
Peru 2-1 Denmark
Both teams to score at 19/20.
A 0-0 draw at 6/1.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2.
Paolo Guerrero to score anytime at 2/1.
Christian Eriksen to score anytime at 11/4.
Over 2.5 goals at 8/1.
Odds at Mr. Green and LeoVegas
Peru to win at 28/13.
Draw also at 28/13.
Denmark to win at 11/8.
Over 2.5 match goals at 5/4.
Under 2.5 match goals at 2/3.