World Cup 2018 | Australia v Peru Tips | 26th June 2018
GROUP C of the 2018 World Cup finishes on Tuesday as Australia meet Peru. Ben Levene shares his thoughts on what he believes to be the best betting angle.
Both Australia and Peru have caught the eye so far this tournament. Unfortunately for Ricardo Gareca’s Peruvians, they’ve failed to find the net and that has cost them. La Blanquirroja will be heading home regardless of result here.
The Socceroos haven’t had much luck themselves attacking-wise from open-play. However, VAR decisions against both France and Denmark saw Mile Jedinak find the net from the spot. Thanks to their 1-1 draw with Denmark, Bert van Marwijk’s sides qualification hopes are still alive.
Both teams have shown great energy, togetherness, and drive. That can be expected again on Tuesday.
Australia need a win here, and that means they’ll attack from the outset. They’ve tended to get numbers into the penalty area and supply crosses. That could be an area of success against a small Peru backline.
Peru themselves have played some great football and possess a nice blend of technically gifted and athletic players in midfield. They could punish Australia should they overcommit.
The expected goals for both of Peru’s previous games have exceeded three on both occasions and that was also in the case in Australia’s last game with Denmark.
Over 2.5 goals is available at 6/5. At the last two World Cups, eight of 10 games involving a side already eliminated saw this bet land (80%). Should both sides approach this in the expected fashion, then we could see goals.