Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
High-flying Peru will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Denmark in the opening match of their 2018 World Cup campaign. Los Incas impressed in the qualifiers and seeing that they have been producing thrilling displays in warm-up games, they are definitely capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match against Denmark. The Nordic side, on the other hand, rolled over Republic of Ireland in the play-offs to book their place at the FIFA World Cup finals and there is every chance the Danes will rely on Premier League ace Christian Eriksen when they take on Peru in Saransk. The two teams seem to be evenly matched and we predict that they are going to play out a draw at Mordovia Arena. You should bear in mind that Peru and Denmark have never met before at the major tournament.
Highlighted Player (André Carrillo):
Born in Lima on June 14 1991, Andre Carrillo is Peruvian footballer who began his youth career at Esther Grande. Carrillo then moved to Alianza Lima where he scored 3 goals in 21 appearances in the league at senior level. Andre Carrillo then decided to take a step forward in his career as he signed a deal with a famous Portuguese club Sporting CP in 2011.
Five years later he joined the Lions’ bitter local rivals Benfica, but he made no more than 20 appearances in the league with the Eagles. In 2017 he joined Watford on loan and he has been for the Premier League side ever since. The Peruvian footballer scored one goal in 28 appearances for the Hornets in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.
Carrillo scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 loss to Swansea City in December 2017. His main position is winger, but is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Denmark):
The Denmark national team participated at the World Cup finals on four occasions and they recorded their best result at the 1998 tournament. The Danes made it to the quarter-finals of the 1998 World Cup in France, but Brazil proved to be a big catch for the Nordic side. De Rod-Hvide did remarkably well to win the 1992 European Championship, but they were more than fortunate to qualify for the Euro finals. Denmark finished their qualifying campaign in second place in the group, but thanks to Yugoslavia’s exclusion from the competition, the team booked their place at the Euro 1992 finals. Denmark impressed at the tournament in Sweden, with the team outplaying Germany in the title game (2-0). Brothers Michael and Bryan Laudrup and goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel are regarded as Denmark’s most notable players. It has to be noted that Morten Olsen was in charge of the Danish national team from 2000 to 2015. The Danes play their home games at Telia Parken and the capacity of the venue is 38,065 (all-seater).