With the World Cup 2018 officially kicking off on the 14th of June, this series of posts will take a look at the group stage matches and the odds each team have of winning them.
On the 16th of June, both Peru and Denmark will play their first matches of the competition, against each other. The match will take place in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, around 390 miles east of Moscow.
The match looks set to be very interesting to both watch and bet on, as both teams will be ferociously competing to be the second team to advance from their group, along with favourites France.
Read on to learn more about the match, including information about both teams’ recent performances, how these may impact the game, and what the odds are looking like on either team winning.
Peru vs Denmark World Cup 2018: Date and Time
Peru and Denmark will compete in their first match of the World Cup 2018 at the Mordovia Areena in Saransk. The match will take place on the third day of the competition, and it will be the sixth match of the tournament as a whole.
Peru vs Denmark will be played on the 16th June, 2018 and kick off will be at 18:00 PM (CET).
Although this match will be both team’s first game in the competition, their group (Group C) rivals France and Australia will play the day before. This result of that match could apply some pressure on both teams, so there’s a lot of value in betting on this event.
Peru vs Denmark: Group C Odds to Advance
The Peru and Denmark marks the second game to be played from Group C. In total, there are six group matches played, with each country playing against their three challengers. Group C is made up of Peru, Denmark, France and Australia.
Ahead of the competition, Group C is already shaping up to be an interesting group to keep a close eye on. Whilst France are the favourites to advance in this group, the secondary position is anyone’s for the taking at the moment.
Australia have been deemed the least likely to progress, but the bookies are offering great odds for both Peru and Denmark to advance. Both teams have a good record in the World Cup so far, and so this match is definitely important.
Peru vs Denmark Winner Betting Odds
At the moment, the betting odds on Denmark vs Peru are looking reasonably close:
- Peru to win: 11/4
- Denmark to win: 5/4
- Draw: 53/21
These odds mean that essentially, Denmark are the favourites to win. However, if we were going to recommend backing the Danes, we’d advise you to keep an eye out for longer odds than these.
Whilst Peru winning outright has some value, we think the most interesting bet to make here would be to consider the chances of two teams drawing. Whilst, in World Cup matches as a whole, draws are something of a rarity, the teams are actually well matched and so it’s not an unrealistic prediction.
Peru vs Denmark: Recent Team Statistics
If you are considering placing a wager on this match, then taking a brief moment to familiarise yourself with both teams’ recent match statistics is important, as these could give you the information you need to beat the bookies.
- In their qualifying stages, Peru won seven out of the eighteen games they played (38.89%), drew five and lost six.
- This meant that they failed to automatically qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and had to play off against New Zealand. They won this match 2-0 on aggravate.
- Within the eighteen qualifying games, Peru scored 27 times and had five goalless matches.
- In their qualifying group stage, Denmark won six out of the ten games they played (60%), drawing two and losing the other two.
- This left them runners up in their group and meant they had to play off against the Republic of Ireland. They won this match 5-1 on aggravate.
- Within the ten qualifying games, Denmark scored 20 goals, and had two goalless matches.
- In the qualifying rounds, including the play-off match against Ireland, Denmark’s star striker Christian Eriksen (who will be playing in Russia) scored 11 goals.
Peru vs Denmark: Other Betting Odds
As the match draws closer, you will notice that there will be many more markets opening up besides betting on either team to win. In-play options will become available after kick off, but one of the most popular bets in this match will surely be the highest goal scorer, with the favourite being the Danish superstar Christian Eriksen.
Closer the time you’ll also be able to bet on markets such as first player to score, players to get a hat trick, and players to get injured or sent off for example.