Peru take on Denmark in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup on Saturday – their first match at the finals in 36 years.

Group C also contains the heavily fancied France meaning the battle for second place will be vital to the South American’s hopes of progress. A win for Peru will see them edge closer to the knockout rounds.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Peru side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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