Australia v Peru Betting Tips, Odds & Preview
Socceroos to Give Themselves a Chance with a Win
27 June 2018, 12am AEST
The Peru team that made it to quarter-finals of the 1970 World Cup are still revered for their exploits in Mexico. The most optimistic Peruvian fans believe that Ricardo Gareca’s current squad is the closest that they’ve come to that mix of style and substance but there are problems. Peru ship a silly amount of goals (26 in qualifying) which could open the door to the Socceroos. Bert van Marwijk’s safety first approach should keep Australia in the game and providing they score first, a 2-1 win could be on the cards.
Head to Head
This is Peru’s first appearance at the World Cup finals since 1982 so it’s no surprise they’ve never before crossed paths with Australia.
Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
TV – Optus Sport
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Australia Projected Team
Ryan; Sainsbury, Milligan, Wright, Behich; Jedinak, Luongo; Mooy, Leckie, Rogic; Juric
Peru Projected Team
Gallese; Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco, Advincula; Cueva, Tapia, Yotun; Farfan, Flores, Guerrero
Players to Watch
Paolo Guerrero can count himself very fortunate to be playing in the World Cup. The 34-year-old had a drugs ban cut down to just six months and is ready to take full advantage in Russia. The Socceroos must be on their guard against Guerrero but they’ll also have to shut down any space afforded to the Peru playmaker, Christian Cueva. Van Marwijk has big decisions to make in an attacking sense but he’ll be delighted with Tom Rogic’s end of season form and the Celtic forward has a big role to play for his country.