2018 FIFA World Cup – Australia vs Peru Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Tuesday 26th June, 15:00

Where? Fisht Olympic Stadium

What channel is it on? ITV4

Where can I stream the match? The match can be streamed online via ITV Player

Are tickets still available? https://www.ticketbisevents.com/en/group-c-france-australia-peru-denmark-tickets/ca5912

THE TEAM NEWS

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia come into this game knowing that they need to beat Peru and hope that France can do them a favour against Denmark, so they are clear about what is required from them here.
  • Nabbout has picked up a shoulder injury and will miss the rest of the tournament so that will hand an opening to Juric up front, but this has been an area of weakness for them as they have not been clinical in front of goal.
  • Van Marwijk has been happy with the performances of his side so he could well name an unchanged team other than the one switch which means Tim Cahill is unlikely to feature other than as a late substitute.

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1):

Ryan

Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich

Leckie, Jedinak, Mooy, Kruse

Rogic

Juric

Unavailable: Nabbout

Doubtful: None

PERU

  • Two defeats in their opening two matches have seen Peru eliminated from the tournament but they will want to exit with some pride and get a positive result for the masses of Peruvians who travelled to Russia to support them.
  • Tapia and Farfan are both struggling with injury problems and seem likely to miss out once again and Gareca could make some changes to the starting 11.
  • The likes of Ruidiaz, Hurtado and Polo could all be given an opportunity as they try to ensure they do not go home empty handed, while veteran skipper Guerrero will likely lead the attack once again.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1):

Gallese

Advincula, Ramos, Santamaria, Trauco

Yotun, Aquino

Carrillo, Cueva, Flores

Guerrero

Unavailable: None

Doubtful: Tapia, Farfan

THE PREDICTION

Peru's matches are typically not high scoring in general but this game may be much more open than usual as they try to gain some pride from this final game. Australia will go out for the win themselves and it should be an entertaining game with a few goals in this one.