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Peru World Cup Betting Preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

8:30 PM MYT 28/05/2018
Jefferson Farfan Peru
Having come through a play-off against New Zealand to secure their place, the South American side will harbour hopes of making it out of Group C

Being drawn in Group C alongside France, Denmark and Australia offers Peru a realistic shot at the knockout stages.

While Les Blues are expected to top the pile, the other two participants aren't the most daunting opponents by any stretch and while the Danes will be the favourites to qualify alongside their European rivals, it is far from a foregone conclusion in betting terms.

2018 World Cup Qualification

La Blanquirroja achieved a creditable fifth place finish in CONMEBOL qualification, denying the likes of Chile, Paraguay and Ecuador a possible place in Russia.

That wasn't enough for an automatic spot though, but a 2-0 aggregate victory over New Zealand sealed a return to the top table of international football for the nation after 36 years away.

Edison Flores and Paolo Guerrero top scored for their country with five goals apiece.

World Cup History

2018 will be Peru's fifth appearance at the World Cup finals but the first since 1982.

Their best performance came in 1970. That campaign ended in a valiant quarter final defeat to eventual champions Brazil. In total, Peru have won just four of their 15 tournament matches.

2018 World Cup Squad (24-man provisional)

GK DEF MID ST
Gallese Aldo Corzo Renato Tapia Jefferson Farfan
Carlos Caceda Luis Advincula Pedro Aquino Andy Polo
Jose Carvallo Miguel Araujo Yoshimar Yotun Raul Ruidiaz
  Alberto Rodriguez Edison Flores  
  Christian Ramos Paolo Hurtado  
  Anderson Santamaria Wilder Cartagena  
  Luis Abram Nilson Loyola  
  Miguel Trauco Andre Carrillo  
    Christian Cueva  

Latest World Cup odds

Market Price
To win the World Cup 200/1 (201.0)
To make the World Cup final 80/1 (81.0)
To Win Group C 9/1 (10.0)
To Qualify from Group C 2/1 (3.0)
To be the top South American team 33/1 (34.0)