Peru – Denmark
Peru and Denmark face each other in a match from the first round of the group stage of the World Cup 2018. The draw sent these two teams in Group C of the competition, alongside France and Australia. Let’s examine this game in our vip soccer bets for today.
The Los Incas Peru catched the last train to qualify for the World Cup, finishing 5th in the South America region of the qualifiers, edging Chile. Finishing 5th in the standings meant that Peru will have to participate in a playoff in order to get its ticket for Russia. In the playoffs Peru faced New Zealand and after a 2-0 win in the second game qualified for the World Cup. The first game in Wellington ended with a 0-0 draw. It was Jefferson Farfan and Cristian Ramos who scored the two precious goals for the Peruvian side.
It’s obvious that France are the big favourite for the first place in the group, so Peru will fight with Denmark and Australia for the second place and the right to participate in the knockout phase. Historically speaking, Peru’s best achievement at a World Cup is reaching the 1/4-finals in 1970. It was a long time ago, so for sure the Los Incas would like to refresh the memories of their fans a little bit.
This Peruvian side is managed by an Argentine tactician – Ricardo Gareca. The 60-years old coach is a former international, having played for teams like Boca Juniors, River Plate, Velez and Independiente. Before being appointed as a manager of Peru in 2015, Gareca was managing the Brazilian club Palmeiras.
Denmark will participate in a World Cup for a 5th time in their history. The Danish team missed the last World Cup in Brazil, but now they are back in action to prove their class. Former European champions from 1992, Denmark made their best World Cup performance in 1998, reaching the 1/4-finals.
The Danish team also had to participate in the playoffs in order to qualify for the World Cup. They finished second in Group E of the European qualifiers, being beaten for the first place by Poland. In the playoffs Denmark faced Ireland, who also finished second in their group. After a dissapointing 0-0 draw in the first match in Copenhagen, Denmark enjoyed a thrilling 5-1 win in Dublin, which meant that they are going to the World Cup. It was Cristian Eriksen’s night with Tottenham’s midfielder scoring three goals for the win.
Cristian Eriksen is the best player in this Danish side and it’s a fact. The Tottenham Hotspur maestro is an amazingly good midfielder, who have everything which a midfielder needs – intelligence, passing ability, creativity and even an eye for the goal. It’s not a surprise that big clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid eye him as a potential signing in future. For sure Cristian Eriksen have the quality to play for the best teams in the world.
Another important figure in the Danish team is the captain of the team Simon Kjaer, who is orcherstrating the defense with his experience and ability.
The captain Paulo Guerrero and the veteran Jefferson Farfan are the two top players in the Peruvian squad. Their age suggests that this is going to be their last World Cup, so they’d be motivated to show the best they’ve got. These two players have rich experience in football and the success of the Peruvian side depends a lot on their performance in Russia.
These are our vip soccer bets for today for the World Cup 2018 match between Peru and Denmark.