Australia and Peru will face off in a do-or-die match fighting for one of the last spots for the World Cup when they meet in Qatar on June 13, 2022.
- Australia vs Peru
- World Cup Playoff
- Date – 13/06/2022
- Starting time – 8 PM CET
- Venue: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Australia Stats & Form
Australia will try to qualify for their sixth World Cup appearance. They made their debut in 1974, had their best result in 2006 at the round of 16 and also participated in the last World Cup in Russia in 2018.
Australia has joined the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup and now will have to go through the Playoff match against Peru to book their tickets for the World Cup.
They have won their last two games, 2-1 in the Playoffs against the United Arab Emirates and with the same score in a friendly game against Jordan. Previously, they lost back-to-back games to Saudi Arabia and Japan in the World Cup qualifiers and played 2-2 against Oman.
Australia has a young roster which is not quite ready for big achievements but still they are only one game away from making the World Cup
Australia possible lineup: Ryand, Atkinson, Wright, Rowles, Behich, Boyle, Mooy, Hrustic, Irvine, Goodwin, Leckie
Australia will have their full roster available for the game against Peru.
Peru Stats & Form
Peru finished fifth in the South American qualifiers with 24 points leaving behind teams like Colombia and Chile who were regulars at the World Cup. Peru defeated Paraguay in the last round of the group stage to have a chance to qualify in the Playoffs.
Peru is coming off back-to-back wins over New Zealand and Paraguay after losing 1-0 to Uruguay. Previously, they played 1-1 with Ecuador and defeated Colombia 0-1 on the road.
Peru possible lineup: Gallese, Lopez, Callens, Zambrano, Corzo, Aquino, Cueva, Yotun, Pena, Carillo and Lapadula
Peru will have their full roster available for the game against Australia.
Australia vs Peru Head-to-Head Stats
Australia has won 6 of the 7 games played against the Peru who has only one win
Five of the seven games between these two teams have finished over 2.5 goals.
Australia vs Peru Betting Odds
Peru is a favourite going into this game with the odds for their win are at -135 while the odds for Australia’s victory is at 445 and the draw is at 238.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with 136 to go over and -169 for under.
Australia and Peru will face up in the decisive game that will give the winner a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The winner of this match up will end up in Group D with the defending champion France, Denmark and Tunisia. But all the focus is on this match. These two teams participated on the last World Cup in Russia in 2018 and played in the same group with Peru winning 2-0 in their clash.
Peru is still the better team but even though Australia will have more fans on the Stadium in Qatar. This will be a slow paced game, first because of its importance and second because of the playing conditions in Qatar. Both teams will be defensively oriented trying to keep a clean sheet knowing that this game may go to extra-time and maybe even to the penalty shootout. Given that, placing a bet on under 2.5 goals seems like a great deal.