SOCCEROOS SURVIVAL HANGS IN THE BALANCE

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It’s a case of go hard or go home for the Socceroos when they tackle Peru in their final Group C match.

A number of scenarios could determine if the Socceroos stay in the World Cup, but the bottom line is that Australia must beat Peru to be a chance of advancing to the last 16 teams.

Australia is the slight outsiders at $2.95 to win against beat Peru ($2.45). A draw, as good as a loss for the Socceroos, is $3.30.

If the Socceroos win they then need France ($2.25) to beat Denmark ($4.50) for their hopes to stay alive. Australia will then be hoping France thrash Denmark because goal difference could very well be the deciding factor on which team continues.

If Australia and Denmark finish level on points and goal difference, then the various tie-breaking scenarios come into play. Our traders have drawn up a list of prices for possible outcomes.

Australia wins by 2 or more goals, Denmark lose and Australia qualifies for round of 16 – $9.00.Australia wins 1-0, Demark lose to nil and Australia qualify for round of 16 – $17.

Australia qualifies for the round of 16 via the fair play rule – $67.

Denmark to qualify for the round of 16 via the fair play rule – $101.

Australia qualifies for the round of 16 via the drawing of lots – $251.

Denmark qualifies for the round of 16 via the drawing of lots – $252.

Australia v Peru betting here.

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