France vs Peru: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
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Final score: France 1-0 Peru
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For the match – Australia vs Peru.
21st June 2018 – 16:00 GMT
Group C – Yekaterinburg Stadium – TV: ITV
France are overwhelming favourites to finish top of Group C and Les Bleus will be expected to win all three games at this stage of the competition. They face a Peruvian side who have been buoyed by the news that Paolo Guerrero has been cleared to play at the 2018 World Cup and they could be potentially dangerous opposition for Didier Deschamps’ side at the Ekaterinburg Arena.
France vs Peru Predictions
France weren’t at their free-flowing best against Australia and Les Bleus needed VAR to help secure them three points. They will be looking to make it successive victories in Group C when they face Peru in Yekaterinburg. France have plenty of pace up front and they are likely to exploit their visitors’ defensive frailties. Peru were defeated 1-0 by Denmark and were unfortunate to come away with nothing to show for their efforts. They should give Didier Deschamps’ side plenty of problems but are likely to fall short.
France are fancied to win this game reasonably comfortably and can be backed at 8/15 with Bet365.
France vs Peru Preview
This is a crucial game in Group C as France will be looking to book their place in the knock-out round whilst Peru cannot afford another defeat. There was plenty to like about Peru’s free-flowing football and Ricardo Gareca’s side were only let down by their finishing. They should be able to test Hugo Lloris throughout the 90 minutes.
Many expected France to ease to victory against Australia but they found it reasonably tough to break down the Socceroos. They have plenty of superb individuals and need to utilise their talents in this fixture. A tough-looking clash with Denmark awaits for the 1998-winners and they will know the importance of picking up three points here.
France vs Peru Both Teams to Score Prediction
Peru tested Kasper Schmeichel on numerous occasions and found the Leicester stopper in inspired form. They missed a penalty and their finishing let them down against Denmark and they are deemed unlikely to find the net in this one. Both Teams to Score? No can be backed at 4/5 with Bet365
France vs Peru Correct Score Prediction
Peru looked reasonably secure at the back throughout their first Group C game and they are unlikely to allow Antoine Griezmann too much space. France will be happy to take three points from this clash and a straightforward 2-0 victory would be welcomed by Didier Deschamps. It isn’t going to be easy for the European side and they may have to be patient. 2-0 France is available at 6/1 with 10Bet and the -1 handicap will also be popular at 11/8 with William Hill.
France vs Peru Odds
Group C Standings
France and Denmark sit level on points at the top and share the same goal difference. Australia and Peru are yet to pick up any points in Group C and another defeat would virtually eliminate them from the tournament.
- France managed six shots on target against Australia.
- This is the first time that Peru and France have faced one another in this competition.
- France scored five times against Switzerland during their second group game in 2014.
- France to score in both halves is 29/20 with William Hill.
- Christian Cueva missed a penalty against Denmark.
- Peru had twice as many shots as Denmark during their previous match in Group C.
- Peru haven’t won a game at the World Cup since 1978.
Head to Head
These two sides have never previously faced one another.
World Cup Qualifiers
Olivier Giroud – 4 Goals – 40/1 with 10Bet to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Antoine Griezmann – 4 Goals – 12/1 with 10Bet to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup.
Edison Flores – 5 Goals
Paolo Guerrero – 5 Goals – 100/1 with NetBet to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Christian Cueva – 4 Goals
Why Should I Bet On France Against Peru?
France’s campaign got off to a less-than-convincing start as they edged to a 2-1 win over Australia. Meanwhile, Peru were unfortunate not to get anything from their opener against Denmark. There’s plenty riding on this match now; a win will send Didier Deschamps’ side safely into the knockout stages but that result would also see the Peruvians heading back to South America early.
The defeat to the Danes was Peru’s first loss since November 2016, so France shouldn’t take a win for granted. However, it was clear in their first match at the finals that Ricardo Gareca’s side lack a killer instinct in the final third, with many chances wasted. The odds may not be particularly attractive but it would take a brave person to back anything other than a France win in this market at 8/15 with Bet365.
Antoine Griezmann to score first
As part of a front three alongside Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann was ineffective for the majority of the Australia match. But he underlined his importance to his country by winning and then converting a vital penalty kick.
Deschamps will need to make changes for the Peru game and expect the Atletico Madrid man to shine if France go back to a tried-and-tested system, perhaps with Olivier Giroud coming in. Griezmann has scored 21 times in 55 caps and he’s at 7/2 with William Hill to break the deadlock against the South Americans.
Despite their scratchy attacking performance against Australia, France have failed to score in a match just once since November 2016. With the likes of Griezmann and Mbappe in the team, goals are always likely.
But Deschamps’ men were unsure at the back and conceded several chances to an Australia side who aren’t known for being prolific. Peru had 17 shots in their first match and it is surely only a matter of time before they score their first World Cup finals goal since 1982. A 2-1 French victory is at a tempting 8/1 with Bet365.
Goalkeepers – Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola.
Defenders – Lucas Hernandez, Adil Rami, Benjamin Pavard, Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Benjamin Mendy, Presnel Kimpembe.
Midfielders – N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Steven N’Zonzi, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso.
Forwards – Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Nabil Fekir, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin.
Goalkeepers – Pedro Gallese, Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo.
Defenders – Aldo Corzo, Luis Advincula, Alberto Rodriguez, Christian Ramos, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco, Miguel Araujo, Anderson Santamaria.
Midfielders – Renato Tapia, Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotun, Paolo Hurtado, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, Andy Polo, Wilder Cartagena.
Forwards – Jefferson Farfan, Jefferson Farfan, Raul Ruidiaz.
13:00 – Ekaterinburg Stadium