For Peru just getting to Russia was a landmark achievement. They were missing from World Cup competition for 36 years. A return to the world stage was cause for joy for the entire nation. Peru is winless after two Betting the World Cup matches. But they have impressed all with their quality of play. And they hope it’s a portent of things to come going forward. From the looks of it Peru will not have another 36 year exile. For Australia the World Cup has also been a success. The Socceroos have shown more ability than expected.
2018 FIFA World Cup Australia vs. Peru
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m. ET
Location: Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
World Cup Betting Online Odds at your favorite Sporstbook:
|Peru||PK (-134)||2½ (+113)|
2018 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage: FS1
Australia So Far
Australia entered the tournament with the reputation for being a hard working team. But also a team that lacked in actual ability. They surprised all in a 2-1 loss to France. The loaded French team needed a goal at the 81st minute to escape with victory. The Socceroos showed great resiliency in their next Betting the World Cup match. They battled a respected Denmark team to a 1-1 draw. Best of all Australia is not yet done. The Aussies still have a shot at the Round of 16.
Must Win against Peru
The match against Peru is a must win for Australia. Mile Jedinak has scored both of the Socceroos goals. The team captain has been the catalyst for a surprise run. No team had to put as much effort into qualification than Australia. But the payoff has been immense. Regardless of what happens they have earned respect.
Bert van Marwijk’s Tactics
When Bert van Marwijk took over as coach there were fears Australia would faulter. And that he would suffocate them with clog tactics. However, players have responded with great effort and polished play.
Peru So Far
Peru has returned to its roots. In getting to Russia they resurrected their distinctive short passing style. This gives them a look unlike any other team in the field. Fans and experts alike rave about their distinctive mode. And although Peru is yet to score a goal they have had numerous close calls. Particularly against Denmark in the opener. Many believe that Peru should have won that match. Reason being they carried the play. The Danes were dazzled by Peru’s tactics. Manager Ricardo Gareca has built a capable sportsbook online product.
If Peru is going to score on Australia it’s likely going to be Paolo Guerrero that delivers. He is the all-time leading goal scorer in team history. And the only bona fide striker on the squad. The ball hogging tactics are great to watch. But Peru’s weakness has also been exposed. They lack the ability to finish. Especially against Denmark this lack of finish was extremely frustrating.
Matchup to Watch
Peru desperately wants to go home with a win. This is their Betting the World Cup finale. For Australia the stakes are incredibly high. A win gives them a realistic shot at the knockout stage. Mike Jedinak will be the difference.
Betting the World Cup: World Cup Betting Odds Picks
Australia has a bit more finish than Peru.
World Cup Betting Online Pick: Australia
World Cup Betting Online Score Prediction: Australia 1, Peru 0
Check out highlights of Australia’s draw with Denmark!