Betting Preview: Peru – Australia World Cup 2018
Peru and Australia will play against each other in a match from World Cup C Group C. This is a game which would not be decisive for the final standing in that group as both teams no longer have chances to continue in the elimination phase of the tournament. The reason for that is that the current standing shows that if Denmark and France, which are the other two teams in that group end their match with a draw both teams will continue ahead. It is well known that there are some good mathematicians in the French and Danish teams which unfortunately, makes everything in this group pretty obvious.
Given the fact that you this is a world championship match without any matter for the final standings, then the motivation becomes the main factor of who will win a game. Most likely, Peru’s players would be more motivated for victory, as the two losses they made against the European teams were definitely heavier. Besides, they don’t feel the disappointment with being thrown out of the World Cup because of a deal between the two other teams, which is most probably the case with Australian footballers.
Moreover, Peru looks a bit better in what they’ve shown so far and this is despite the two losses they’ve made against France and Denmark. Indeed, Australia stands also well against both France and Denmark, but this is also true for South Americans. Just the lack of luck is the reason Peru didn’t take at least one victory from the two matches they played against the European teams. This is also shown by the statistics. Though Peru made two losses and failed to score so far, Peru ranks 9th in the total number of created chances for goal with 27 total for the two matches. Australia has seven less. Peru has eight shots on goal and only the great saves by Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel prevented Peru of scoring in both matches. For comparison, Australia has 6 shots on goal, one being the penalty against France, which was their only goal so far.
This is also shown by the bookmaker odds, which give a slight advantage to Peru in this match, with their win at 2.5, while Australia’s potential success chances are estimated at 2.87. Considering all these factors, the victory for Peru is far more likely than the proposed odds. If you have to bet on the exact result, then I would say 2:1 for Peru.