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Group C Predictions (France, Australia, Peru, Denmark)

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Denmark vs Australia

I was somewhat disappointed with the way Denmark performed in their opener game, but then again, first round matches tend to be more rigid and a lot of teams are inclined to play play it safe, so to speak. Their defense was solid for the majority of the game, and lived up to their reputation of being a tough nut to crack on most days. It's their attack that I expected to perform better and show more creativity in the final third of the pitch. I believe that this could change on Thursday, as the team should now be past the anxiety surrounding their first World Cup game, and with three points in the bag, they should be more relaxed and will be looking to secure their spot in the playoffs instead of looking for their ticket in the final game vs France.

On the other hand, Australia did better than most have expected in their game vs France, but in my opinion it is more thanks to the uninspired performance by the French than their own. They've been known to put on a good fight and show even when they've been eliminated in the group stage, so they'll certainly be no pushovers. That being said, Aussies tend to be very physical and not afraid of full-contact play in pretty much any sport, and football is no exception, even if they team may be lacking quality compared to some. This means that they're more than capable of frustrating the opposition with strong marking and aerial duels, and they've demonstrated that vs France who, for some reason, chose to play more long passes than I would've expected.

In the end, I think that Denmark should have enough quality in the back to prevent any upsets from the Aussie team, and, depending on how inspired Eriksen & Co. will be up front with their ball movement and distribution, they should be able to bag 2 or 3, and secure their playoff spot, should there not be any upsets in the other game of Group C.

Unfortunately, it seems that I'll be forced to bet locally for the remainder of the World Cup, so posting odds will be of little use here.

That being said, I'm inclined towards Denmark to win and total goals scored between 2 and 4.

France vs Peru

France had an uninspired performance vs Australia in their first game, which led to a very frustrating game for them, and they'll be happy with their three points as they could've easily been held to a draw by the Aussies. If they intend to live up to their expectations from this cup, as well as expectations of their fans, they'll need to step it up in their subsequent games. On the other hand, France is often one of those teams who build their form as the tournaments progress, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them perform much better in their second game of the World Cup, even though Peru should be a much tougher opposition on paper, and in their first game they've definitely shown that there is quality in their squad.

On the other hand, for the majority of the match, Peru vs Denmark was anyone's game, and Peru will be kicking themselves over that missed penalty, but also over not starting their aging legend Paolo Guerrero, who demonstrated that he still has a lot to offer to his national team even after a lengthy suspension. In my opinion, Peru put on a solid game against Denmark, and had shown that their reputation of being a hard team to score against is well-founded. After that loss, however, they've got nothing to lose as the defeat against France will send them packing their bags early.

If Peru changes their lineup somewhat and starts Guerrero, and if France ups their game after managing to snatch the important three points off their nervous first game performance, both of which I expect to happen, we should have an exciting game to watch. Peru will be looking to survive in this tournament, and France will be looking to secure another 3 points. I think that France will be able to put on a good display and secure their playoff spot, allowing them to rest some players in the third game, possibly even do some calculations (both of which wouldn't be the first time we see them do) because winners of the Group D are all but unknown after Argentina failed to secure three points vs Iceland.

This win won't come without a fight, however.

France to win and BTTS

Just for fun - a small-stake bet on CS France - Peru 2:1.

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding FIFA World Cup

France have won 80% of their last 10 matches in FIFA World Cup.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 91% of Croatia's last 11 games in FIFA World Cup.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Peru's last 5 games in FIFA World Cup.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 86% of Argentina's last 7 games in FIFA World Cup.
Denmark are undefeated in their last 10 matches in FIFA World Cup.

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I'm expecting a Peru goal but besides these two I don't see anyone else scoring. So my bet for today is France vs Peru anytime goalscorer Paolo Guerrero @5.0 and Christian Cueva (who is on penalties too) @ 5.5 with betfair.  Also I'm not sure Peru should be 7.0 against VAR enhanced France maybe I will take a look at some AH lines.

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It is now becoming obvious that Denmark has issues going forward and creating chances, yet when playing behind the ball and conceding possession to their opponents, they seem to be tame when it comes to successfully counter-attacking. Their defense was solid again, but Schmeichel was shaky on a few occasions. And talk about loose cannons - Poulsen's impact on Denmark's WC campaign will be one to remember! In just two games, he has managed to concede a penalty to Peru (which, luckily for them, Cueva managed to miss), redeem himself by scoring what turned out to be the only goal of the game, only to complicate things for Denmark once again with a handball which led to (another) penalty for Australia in this game.

Denmark has now made things very complicated for themselves, and will be hoping that France manages to snatch a victory against Peru later today, lest they seek their redemption in a very hard match against the "Roosters" in the third game, which should be a nightmare given the French midfield potential, as they should be able to cut off Eriksen, effectively reducing their attacking options.

Props to the Aussies. They've once again proven that they're a very physical side which is very competent at closing off the attacks in front of their penalty area, and were more brave today, going forward more frequently, especially as the game was drawing to an end. I still think their finishing is lacking, and they're prone to rash decisions such as forcing unfavorable shots from the outside, while their crosses are frequently left off with no man to meet them.

Peru should be taking notes - basing your game around aerial duels versus Australia is simply asking for trouble, as proven by both France and Denmark now. On the other hand, I don't think the Australians will pose much threat from counter attacks as their transition is rather slow.

Let's see how France and Peru do now.

ED: spelling

Edited by AlexD

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Australia vs Peru

On Tuesday we are faced with Group C where things could get a little interesting in the final games. Australia play Peru in a 3pm BST kick-off at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi knowing that they must win if they are to stand any chance of progressing to the last 16.

Bert Van Marwijk not only hopes his side can do the business in this last group game against Peru but that they can also then have France do them a favour. A draw or win for Denmark in that game will eradicate any hope Australia have of qualifying for the 2nd Round.

Peru are already confirmed to be eliminated but they have been excellent entertainment in this tournament. It's a shame they have not got the results because in terms of effort and attitude they have been second to none. What the opening two games have shown us is that they have a group of players that have the ability to cause even the best nations problems.

Even though it's Australia who are in the position of still having a chance to qualify I think Peru have a better side than the Socceroos. I've loved watching Peru's style of play and I think Australia have been carried a long way by their superior work rate. I don't think they'll manage that here. Ricardo Gareca's side are my favourites to win this game. Australia want the win to progress. Peru want the win to take something positive away from their first World Cup since 1982.

Peru to win @ 2.50 with Bet365

BTTS @ 1.87 with Betfair

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Denmark vs France

This is the Group C game that many highlighted as the one to watch. I don't think I would be far off suggesting many punters thought this could be a dead rubber with both teams already qualifying by now. Still, it's not. When Denmark play France at 3pm BST on Tuesday afternoon at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow Age Hareide's team know they must get at least a draw to guarantee their place in the last 16.

It will be interesting to see how Denmark handle this game. They could lose and still progress if Australia lose or draw against Peru. However, if Australia win then Denmark need something from this game. I can only see Denmark sticking with what has got them four points from their opening two games so far. It is also an approach that sees them unbeaten in 17 games in all competitions.

France have flattered to deceive thus far. Didier Deschamps side have qualified already for the last 16 but they needed their fair share of luck to sneak narrow wins against Australia and Peru. The French will be keen to finish top of Group C with the runners-up likely to face an in-form Croatia in the 2nd Round. Yes, that could mean playing Argentina but it could also mean facing Nigeria or Iceland. All three, particularly a poor Argentina, are a far more attractive proposition than the thriving Croatia.

I'm struggling to pin point how this game will go. I think technically both sides would be happy with a draw so it could be quite a tentative game. Denmark know the draw would seal their spot in the last 16 and France know the draw would confirm top spot. I'm going to punt this game could be low-scoring and I'm not convinced we'll have a winner either. I'd also advise placing a cheeky anytime scorer bet on either Christian Eriksen or Antoine Griezmann.

BTTS @ 2.38 with Betfair

France to score first @ 1.85 with BetStars

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Football Facts and Streaks regarding FIFA World Cup

France have won 86% of their last 7 matches against Denmark in all competitions.
Australia are undefeated in 90% of their last 20 matches in FIFA World Cup.
Denmark are undefeated in their last 11 matches in FIFA World Cup.
Croatia have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches in FIFA World Cup.
France are undefeated in their last 6 matches in FIFA World Cup.
Croatia are undefeated in their last 6 matches in FIFA World Cup.
France have won with a 1 goal margin in their last 4 matches in FIFA World Cup.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Peru's last 6 games in FIFA World Cup.

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Surely the draw is convenient, but the draw or draw has fallen a lot and may not be worth it. From 2.80 there may be some value. Major goals have a few goals
DENMARK vs FRANCE @@ +2.50 Under, odds 1.52

Australia is forced to win if it wants to qualify for the qualification, so it has to fight more aggressively. Peru is a very good team and can take advantage of any empty spaces, I do not think it will lose today

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I agree on Peru. I've taken them to win. 2.5 is a juicy price. The Aussies are a committed but very average outfit who fail to play through their best player Tom Rogic, the only guy in the squad capable of doing something sublime.

This World Cup is a huge deal for Peru and I'd have no reason to doubt their commitment here. They'll be backed by a big support and winning a match will still be a huge incentive for them.

They haven't played badly either, perhaps just a little naive and lacking in composure in the final 3rd.

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8 hours ago, betcatalog said:

Surely the draw is convenient, but the draw or draw has fallen a lot and may not be worth it.

The draw looks to conveniente for both teams, I fear that if the score remain scorless pass the 70 minute, the last 20 are going to be stalemate

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Australia vs Peru
World Cup 2018
26 June 16:00 hrs (CET Time)

Peru arrived at this World Cup with great expectations, and indeed they have deliver great sensations despite the defeats, both have been 1-0, matches where they have shown good defending as against Europeans France and Denmark the team was able to hold them to only one goal, it has been on the front line where the team has lack the needed push, they have used in front Farfan and Guerrero, and despite having a great asset in Raul Ruidiaz he has only played the final minutes of both matches. I sense the team will continue to change in front, and despite their apparent problems on the back zone the same players will be present as they have been able to only allow a single goal each time.

Peru managed to secure their place in this World Cup by beating New Zealand in a double-header, where they draw 0-0 in Auckland and won 2-0 in Lima, New Zealand is the neighbor of Australia, but that’s where the possible similarities end, as Australia has left the OFC to play in the AFC and improved their playmaking, zone where the team has been able to achieve qualification to the World Cup. But despite that, the positive result against New Zeland should backed them here and that they hold New Zealand to zero goals.

Australia is the needed team here, and despite being in a better place in the group and not being on the route home as Peru is, the team has to deliver if they want to stay in the World Cup, the team needs to win this match and expect France to beat Denmark, but that might not happen, as a draw in France vs Denmark would see both of those teams go ahead to next stage, the motivation of Denmark is to beat France to get to 1st place and avoid Croatia in next round, but that results does not help Australia.

Therefore Australia has to focus on their task at hand and get the best possible result, being that the victory. Which force them to go out and dominate the actions to get the scoring chances, but that leave them open spaces in the back that Peru will look to take advantage of. Therefore the value is on Peru, as they will play release of pressure and just enjoy the beautiful game and return home with a positive result in the end.

Peru -0.25 AH with 6 units @ 2.01 at MarathonBet

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