Australia vs Peru: prediction for the World Cup qualifier
Australia national team earned only a 3rd place in their qualifying group and they could've lost that position as well, but managed to beat Oman by one point. The Socceroos finished the the preparation for the knock-out stage with a friendly match against Jordan (1:0).
In the previous knock-out match Australia managed to beat U.A.E. (2:1), despite an extremely hot weather.
Peru national team managed to earn a 5th position in the South American section of the World Cup qualification, which brought a spot in the knock-out phase. In the last match of the group stage team managed to beat Paraguay (2:0). That victory helped Peru to keep the 5th spot in the battle against Colombia.
Last week, Peru secured a narrow 1:0 victory over New Zealand in a friendly game.
Peru won two of five latest matches by a 1:0 score
In three latest matches Australia conceded three goals
In four of six latest matches of Peru team conceded no goals
In our opinion, a bet on total under is the best bet for the upcoming match. We don't think that teams will open up too quickly in such an important match, given the weather conditions in Qatar. Hosts are looking slightly better, but they will try to put up cautious performance on defense.
Our prediction - total under two goals
We think that South American side should be able to claim the World Cup spot today. They have a better squad, so they are considered strong favourites, especially since Australia struggled in their recent matches.
Our second bet is on Peru to win