Denmark open their World Cup campaign against Group C rivals Peru in Saransk on Saturday in a game which could prove decisive in the battle for second.

Didier Deschamps’ France are expected to top Group C but the Danes, even without Nicklas Bendtner, are favourites to clinch second place and head into the last 16. Beating a Peru side who haven’t reached the finals in 36 years represents the ideal start.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Denmark 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.

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