World Cup 2018 Group C Preview
France are under rated to lead the Group C with a tough battle expected between Denmark, Australia and Peru. Denmark should have enough quality and even shock the French.
This is the 15th World Cup France have participate. They have very few weaknesses in Didier Deschamps’ squad and much will depend on his team selection and tactics. Among the favourites from around the world, France have a world class squad including some of the most exciting young players in world football.
Antoine Griezmann was the leading scorer and is now joined in attack by current football star Ousmane Dembélé and Kylian Mbappe together with Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba there is so much optimism surrounding Les Bleus.
With a comfortable draw schedule including Australia on the opening game followed by Peru and Denmark, there should be no excuses if France fail to win group C. There is little value current in sportsbook malaysia
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Australia have qualify for their 4th straight World Cup, the manager who brings the ticket to Russia
, Ange Postecoglou resigned shortly after securing the team to reach there and now they are under the guidance of Dutch Bert van Marwijk.
The Socceroos will rely on a strong midfield of Aaron Mooy, Mile Jedinak and Massimo Luongo with flair coming from Tom Rogic and Mathew Leckie. Australia’s greatest ever goal scorer Tim Cahill the 38-year-old from Millwall could get a chance to end his football career in Russia.
With Australia’s strength in midfield they will fancy their chances of qualifying from this group. A tough opening match against France but there is little reason why positive results can’t be achieved against Denmark and Peru.
Peru appearing at their first World Cup since 1982 after narrowly edging Chile in South American qualification and beating New Zealand in the Intercontinental play-offs. Managed by Argentine Ricardo Gareca, Los Incas are expected to struggle in Russia but should provide an exciting and high intensity attacking football.
Led by 34-year-old striker Paolo Guerrero, Andre Carrillo and Jefferson Farfan, Peru have a strong midfield consisting of Renato Tapia, Christian Cueva, Víctor Yotún and Édison Flores. Two recent friendly victories against Croatia and Iceland provide optimism for his squad.
With France and Denmark expected to progress from group B there is little pressure on the them, but a positive result in their opening game against Denmark would give them a boost of confidence.
Denmark have a proud history in the World Cup having won a game in each of their four appearances and getting past the group stage on three occasions. Managed by Norweigan Age Hareide.
A 0-0 draw in Copenhagen was followed by Shane Duffy’s 6th minute opener in Dublin, but the Danes responded with five unanswered goals including a Christian Eriksen hat-trick to earn a place in Russia. Eriksen was instrumental throughout qualification scoring 11 goals and he will be heavily involved in Russia.
Denmark’s have a strong squad which include Kasper Schmeichel, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, William Kvist and Thomas Delaney behind strikers Nicolai Jörgensen and Yussuf Poulsen. With a significantly stronger squad than Peru and Australia there is no reason why Denmark should fail to qualify for the knockout stage.
It’s difficult to find value in Group C with France heavy favourites. Denmark have a significantly stronger squad than Peru and Australia. With Cristian Eriksen pulling the strings they should have enough class to join France in the knockout stage or maybe win the group.
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