Peru Will Fight For All Three Points Against Australia

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Peru vs. Australia, 10 a.m. ET Tuesday, Fox Sports 1

  • Peru +152
  • Australia +209
  • Draw +237

Bet To Watch

Peru +152

Peru have already been eliminated from the World Cup, but that won’t stop them from trying to beat Australia to avoid finishing last in Group C. They’ve looked dangerous in attack and have been hungry to get a result, but never got the lucky break they needed vs. France or Denmark.

Meanwhile, the Socceroos need to get a victory to have any chance of advancing to the Round of 16 after they rescued a point against Denmark. Just like Peru, they’ve been unable to score during the run of play, but the difference is two converted penalty kicks, one in each match.

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I’m not giving up on Peru despite losing wagers in their first two games and a futures bet on them to advance. They’ve actually played very well against two solid teams but just haven’t been able to find the back of the net in consecutive 1-0 losses. Their xG (expected goals) against Denmark was 1.63, proving how frustrating these games have been. After 27 shots and eight on target, that elusive first goal is coming.

Australia have conceded in 12 straight World Cup matches, and this should be number 13. The team total for Peru is listed at 1 goal, but if you can somehow find 0.5 goals, that’s definitely worth a wager as well.

Despite the match technically being more meaningful to Australia than Peru, I’m backing the more talented team that has looked better to get all three points here.