France vs Peru – Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips
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22nd June 2018 – 1am AEST
Group C – Yekaterinburg Stadium – Fox Sports TV
France vs Peru Predictions
This Group C clash promises to be a humdinger from the off with France out to prove a point and Peru ready to fight for their World Cup lives. Both of these teams are better than what their opening games may suggest. It will be a close affair between the two and in the end, there will be very little to separate them with a draw the likely outcome. William Hill has a draw priced at 4.40.
France vs Peru Score Prediction
Both these teams have good attacking players and can turn on the flair when needed to. This particular clash will be quite cagey with both still searching for the complete performance. A 1-1 scoreline is a good bet with Ladbrokes at 8.00.
With a lot on the line, goals won’t be altogether forthcoming and a prediction of Under 2.5 Goals with Crownbet at 1.98 represents good value.
Both Teams To Score Prediction
There may not be a huge number of goals scored but both these teams have it in them to find the back of the net. Both teams to score at 1.95 with Bet365 is a good option.
If Peru were to beat France, Group C would be blown wide open, with Australia and Denmark also likely to cancel each other out. If France beat Peru and Denmark roll over Australia then Group C will be decided before the final game of the group stage. For Peru and Australia, it’s all to play for.
- Before the loss to Denmark, Peru had gone 11 games unbeaten
- Peru attempted 17 shots on goal against Denmark without scoring
- France have scored 11 goals in their last 5 games
- In both France’s and Peru’s last games, there were three penalties awarded
- Penalty to be scored in the first half 12.00 with Betfair
In the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C second round of fixtures, France are looking to secure a victory over Iran to qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament. The outcome in this match for the French could prove to be critical in assessing which teams progress to knockout play from Group C with all 4 sides in recent good form.
Why Should I Bet On France Against Peru?
In their first World Cup game for 36 years, Peru were so close to coming away with at least a point. Throughout their match with Denmark, the underdogs used the incredible skill of Andre Carrillo up the right-hand side as well as the strength and athleticism of Jefferson Farfan up the middle to pin back their European foes. But, despite being the more exciting and dominant team, for the most part, they lost 1-0 following a missed penalty and a clinical Denmark breakaway.
France managed to escape their match with Australia with a win. The Aussies were very organised in midfield, clamping down on the French stars at every corner. Their strong and aggressive play caused France some problems, but their very talented players pushed for the win in the end.
When Peru and France meet on 22 June (2 am AEST), the South American side are at long odds of 9.50 to win with Ladbrokes.
France to win and both teams to score
Denmark played a very careful and conservative game against Peru, greatly limiting the space in their box. Peru could find more success with a bit more space in the attacking end, with Carrillo and Luis Advincula overlapping and creating on the right and Christian Cueva making plays up the middle. Against Australia, French full-backs Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard looked to be the weak spots of the defence, which the enigmatic Peruvian wingers could exploit.
As Peru attack, France should look to capitalise on the spaces left in midfield by Peru’s desire to push the attack with their flair-filled stars. When Denmark finally made the most of these chances, they scored. France’s speedster attack of Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, and Antoine Griezmann should capitalise on the break. So, Betstar give odds of 3.40 for France to win and both teams to score.
Antoine Griezmann to score two goals or more
Against Australia, Griezmann was tightly marked by Trent Sainsbury but eventually won a penalty under the challenge of right-back Joshua Risdon following a killer ball in from Paul Pogba.
While veteran and captain Alberto Rodriguez isn’t a pushover, Griezmann’s pace should get the best of him. If Pogba’s threading more superb passes in from midfield again – as he did against Australia – Griezmann will have enough chances to score a brace or more against Peru. Bookmaker gives odds of 6.00 for Griezmann to score two or more goals.
The two teams have only me once before in a full international with the Peruvians prevailing;
- 1982 – Peru 1 France 0
World Cup Qualifiers
France navigated their way through to qualify for this World Cup with a series of impressive displays. France suffered only one loss from 10 UEFA Group A World Cup Qualification matches in a powerful group that included shock non-qualifiers the Netherlands, qualifiers Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, and Luxembourg. France played attractive football along the way pounding 18 goals in 10 matches whilst only conceding 6 times.
The highlight was a 4-0 win over the Netherlands at the Stade de France in Paris.
Top Goal Scorers in Qualifiers
- 4 Goals
- 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Goal Scorer Odds – Bookmaker.com.au $41.00
- 4 Goals
- 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Goal Scorer Odds – Bookmaker.com.au $13.00
Ricardo Gareca, Peru’s much-loved coach, is known as “Tigre” (“Tiger”), and the nickname aptly serves the fighting instinct his team showed in qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years through the tough South American qualifiers and Oceania playoff. Led by captain and record goalscorer Paolo Guerrero, the Peruvians have soul and will give absolutely everything to make the next chapter of their remarkable story a memorable one.
They reached the World Cup after defeating New Zealand in a very tough home-and-away play-off tie.
Gareca brought back to the Peruvians an elegance that had gone missing for some years, whilst adding toughened physical fitness and mental strength.
Top Goal Scorers in Qualifiers
- 5 goals
- 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Goal Scorer Odds – Bookmaker.com.au – $251.00
- 3 goals
- 2018 FIFA World Cup Top Goal Scorer Odds – Bookmaker.com.au – $151.00