Stadium: Mordovia Arena
TV: BBC One
Peru and Denmark will see this as a crucial battle in the bid to join Group C hotpots France in the knockout stages and we’re backing the Scandinavians to shade a tight tussle.
Age Hareide’s side showed their capabilities when thrashing the Republic of Ireland 5-1 in Dublin in the play-offs and look to have a slight edge in quality.
Los Incas have impressed in warm-up games but may now be nervous on the big stage, having not played at a World Cup for 36 years.
We’re siding with a European victory here at 7/5 in our Peru vs Denmark betting tips.
A Look At Peru’s Betting Odds
Peru showed they were no pushovers in qualifying, though, finishing above the likes of Chile and Paraguay to secure a place in the play-offs, before beating New Zealand 2-0 over two legs.
The 1970 quarter-finalists produced a strong finish to that campaign, putting together an eight-match unbeaten run in competitive fixtures, including a 2-1 win over Uruguay and draws with Argentina and Colombia.
They have also proved hard to beat in friendlies this year, beating Croatia, Iceland, Scotland and Saudi Arabia before a goalless draw with Sweden in Gothenburg.
A Look At Denmark’s Betting Odds
Denmark were also forced to come through a play-off after finishing second to Poland in their qualifying pool, but showed their quality against the Irish.
Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen scored a hat-trick in Dublin and is key to his side’s chances.
That took his goal tally to 11 overall on the road to Russia, with only Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo in more prolific form during the European qualifying campaign.
The 26-year-old also netted in an encouraging 2-0 warm-up win over Mexico, following 0-0 draws with Chile and Sweden.
Eriksen’s ability to unlock any defence could be the difference between the sides and 6/1 for a 1-0 victory completes our Peru vs Denmark betting predictions.
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