World Cup 2018 - PERU I Betting Tips, Odds* and Prognosis
Peru heads into Group C at the World Cup 2018 with France, Denmark and Australia. With a decent performance making it past the group stage may be in the stars for the team from the Andes with this group constellation. Therefore exciting betting tips for Peru are guaranteed during the World Cup 2018. We also provide valuable additional information in our exclusive analysis regarding course of qualification and roster of Peru.
Content on this page
- World Cup tips and prognosis
- Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Peru
- Roster analysis
- Which teams was Peru able to eliminate on the road to the World Cup 2018?
- Previous final round participations
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- 16.06.2018 | 17:00 | Peru - Denmark
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- 21.06.2018 | 16:00 | Peru - France
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- 26.06.2018 | 15:00 | Peru - Australia
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What kind of betting opportunities could we make out for Peru at the World Cup 2018?
Most bookies believe that Peru will probably finish third in their group, which was easy to find out when making an odds comparison. It’s also not totally unlikely that Peru makes it to the knock-out stage however and this tip offers attractive odds of 2.50 at betfair.
Compared to group underdog Australia the team from Peru is said to be much stronger, but the South Americans can’t rely on a strong defense like the “Socceroos” do. 26 received goals is the highest number of all South American qualification participants and therefore you should definitely avoid placing a bet on Peru keeping a white vest at the World Cup 2018. Especially against the French world class strikers Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe Peru may be in for a defensive debacle, if they play too optimistically. Therefore you can find interesting odds on goal bets for the match between France and Peru: bet-at-home lists odds 1.85 for bets on more than 2.5 scored goals in this match and Tipico even has the top odds of 2.9 for more than 3.5 scored goals.
Peru’s offensive line was pretty decent in the qualification for the World Cup 2018 though and scored 27 goals. National team returner Jefferson Farfan, who has been struggling with injuries and captain Paolo Guerrero are the hottest irons for Peru. With this mix of unstable defense and an offensive force that shouldn’t be underestimated Peru’s group matches at the World Cup 2018 make for good betting tips on scored goals and we especially recommend to keep an eye on our odds comparison for the game against France.
Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Peru
- In the match against France: Overall there will be scored more than 2.5 goals
- To be eliminated in the Group stage
- To gain less than 3.5 points in the Group stage
On which players does Peru count at the World Cup 2018?
Coach Ricardo Gareco has two players on his roster with Jefferson Farfan and Paolo Guerrero, who already played for international top clubs, but never had a real breakthrough for various reasons. The former Schalke 04 player Farfan, who got back in decent shape after struggling injuries for the past few years just in time for the play off matches against New Zealand, currently plays for Lok Moscow in Russia. He is a very explosive player who is of great value for Peru’s offensive game, which aims at fast counter attacks. Due to the shortened suspension of former Bayern star Paolo Guerrero Peru now has a player who is very dangerous to score goals on the roster. Due to his robust stature he can ideally hold balls and continue to work with the ball. Additionally Guerrero, who currently plays for the Brazilian club Flamengo de Rio de Janeiro is very strong regarding head shots.
Gareco favors a basic 4-2-3-1 formation and tries to force fast transition situations through an aggressive pressing, but often Peru gets into dangerous situations on defense, because they take a lot of risk. The bigger part of the roster plays in the league at home and is pretty unknown in Europe. Peru’s national team has a good mix of young and experienced players and so Peru sends an interesting selection to Russia which shouldn’t be underestimated.
Which teams was Peru able to eliminate on the road to the World Cup 2018?
Thanks to a better goal ratio with the same amount of scored points Peru sensationally was able to finish in front of the star studded team from Chile on fifth place in the South American qualification and so qualified for the play off against the winner from the Oceania Federation. Peru then won the duel against New Zealand with a total score of 2:0 in both matches. Offensive star Jefferson Farfan scored the first goals for the Kiwis and so paved the road for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. He also made the people from Peru cheer before, when he scored the late equalizing goal on the last match day of the South American qualification against Colombia and so surpassed Chile in the ranking. In this moment Peru turned international stars like Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Bravo into World Cup spectators. After a catastrophic start into the qualification with three losses in four matches Peru didn’t lose a single one of their last 6 qualification matches. In the end they had a two goal lead on sixth place. Peru was able to beat Uruguay.
The qualification from the team from the Andes was accompanied by some jangles however: After a goalless draw against Argentina captain and goal getter Paolo Guerrero was tested positive on illegal substances and got a one year suspension at first. This sentence was then shortened to six months and so Peru’s striker hope can play at the World Cup 2018 after all. In addition to Guerrero’s doping scandal there has been unsportsmanlike behavior of the fans in the retour match against New Zealand and a debate about a questionable bill in Peru’s sports politics. Due to this the FIFA even thought about not letting Peru play at the World Cup 2018.
Which results did Peru obtain at past World Cups?
The World Cup in Russia 2018 will be Peru’s fifth World Cup final round participation. So far their best result was the quarter final in 1970 and their last World Cup participation dates back 36 years. So it’s no surprise that the qualification for the World Cup 2018 turned Peru’s people upside down and so we can look forward to frenetic fans from Peru in Russia.
* All odds: status 30.01.2018