France were very unimpressive against Australia in the first round but managed to get a win. It’s just the opposite when it comes to Peru, who were the better side in the match with Denmark but got defeated in the end. What this means is that Peru will now have to go for a win and try to surprise powerful France. Find out in this match preview can they actually do it!
France might be one of the biggest favorites for winning the World Cup, but they didn’t show that in the first game they played on the tournament. They did manage to beat Australia but after a lot of struggle. They scored the first goal from a penalty, but just four minutes later, Australia equalized. Samuel Umtiti was the man to blame, as he handled the ball in the box, after which a penalty was allowed.
It took France almost 20 minutes to score the winner. Pogba shot from a distance, the ball hit Behich and ended up behind the goal line. So, it’s fair to say that France were a bit lucky to win the whole three points in this game. If they plan to do well in this tournament, they will have to play much better in the upcoming games.
They definitely have the quality for that; they just need to unleash it. In fact, France is one of the most powerful teams on the planet when individual player quality is concerned. But, their team chemistry seems to be the problem. The players don’t seem to be working too well together, especially in the final third, where they lost the ball many times.
Hopefully for their fans, Deschamps has seen what’s wrong with his team, so they’re going to come to the duel with Peru much better prepared. Winning this game is a priority as it would secure them a spot in the Round of 16.
You could see the disappointment on the faces of Peru players after the match with Denmark. They worked really hard in that game and seemed destined to win it. They even had a chance from a penalty, but Cueva missed it. And when Poulsen scored the winner for Denmark, you could see the hearts of Peru players breaking in half.
They might be disappointed, but this doesn’t mean they will come into the game with France waving a white flag. They have an obligation to thousands of their supporters who traveled over half the world to watch them live. There are reports of some Peru fans selling their cars in order to buy a plane ticket to Russia. Peru players are aware of this, which is why you can be certain they’re gonna go all-in on Thursday afternoon.
Lloris – Umtiti, Varane, Pavard, Hernandez – Matuidi, Kante, Pogba – Griezmann, Fekir, Mbappe
Gallese – Ramos, Rodriguez, Advíncula, Trauco – Yotún, Tapia, Cueva, Carrillo, Farfan – Guerrero
France vs. Peru Match Prediction
Judging by the names in each team, France look like big favorites here. However, this doesn’t mean they’re going to have nice time against Peru, a team that has nothing to lose anymore. Peru need to go for a win, so you can expect them to start the match in the fifth-gear. Surely, France seem capable of outscoring them, but nevertheless, we should see an interesting duel.
France vs. Peru Betting Tips
- BTS @2.10 (Unibet)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.95 (Unibet)
- Peru – Team to Score First @3.70 (MarathonBet)