World Cup Preview – Group C | Australia v Peru – Denmark v France

France only need a point from their final game with Denmark to win Group C.

The French have already booked their place in the last 16, but they could still be beaten to top-spot if they lose, which would then see Denmark finish top.

However, a win for France could see Denmark miss out on qualification all together if Australia beat Peru in the other game.

France know winning the group will see them avoid Group D winners Croatia – and one of the most impressive teams seen in Russia thus far.

“In that Group (D), Croatia seem to be the most dangerous opponent so let’s try to finish first to avoid them,” said midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

Danish boss Age Hareide believes France can be beaten, despite starting with two wins.

“France may be considered among the favourites and have six points but they have not been finishing off opponents,” Hareide said.

“They have been pushed to the wire to get the points. They played well in the friendlies, but have not played well so far in the World Cup.”

Australia boss Bert van Marwijk insists he can’t think about what Denmark might do.

“For me it is only important that we beat Peru,” van Marwijk said.

“The rest, I have no influence over.”

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

Australia 15:00 Peru
Fisht Stadium, Sochi
Live on ITV



KEY FACT: This will be the very first time that these two nations have met
Match odds from bet365: AUSTRALIA 2/1 DRAW 12/5 PERU 6/4
bet365 Pick: Peru @6/4
ANDY SAYS: I can see Peru getting the draw and denying Australia…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Australia to just edge this, and it might just see them through…0-1
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Tom Rogic – the Celtic midfielder is hitting form, and has real potential on the Index

Denmark 15:00 France
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Live on ITV

Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel; Henrik Dalsgaard, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Jens Stryger Larsen; Lasse Schone, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen; Andreas Cornelius, Martin Braithwaite, Nicolai Jorgensen

France: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante, Corentin Tolisso; Nabil Fekir, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar

KEY FACT: Egypt are still looking for their first ever victory at a World Cup finals
Match odds from bet365: DENMARK 19/5 DRAW 7/4 FRANCE 6/5
bet365 Pick: DRAW @7/4
ANDY SAYS: France to get the win here, I don’t think Denmark can stop them…0-2
GRAEME SAYS: Denmark will be a tough nut to crack, but France should win this…1-2
FOOTBALLIndex – One to follow: Paul Pogba – still full of potential on the field and on the Index

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