France v Peru Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
June 17, 2018
Ekaterinburg Arena - World Cup Group C
France face South American side Peru in their second game at the World Cup, with Didier Deschamps' side looking to take another step towards the last 16.
France have never faced Peru in competitive action before, andthey have not won in their last three games against South American opposition in the World Cup.
Deschamps has no injury concerns ahead of this game, but he may choose to mix things up after his side struggled against Australia, in their first game.
Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele were both withdrawn in that game, and the latter could be left out in favour of Olivier Giroud, with Djibril Sidibe and Bernard Mendy also potentially coming into the starting XI.
Peru are set to roll the dice a bit more in this game, after the cautious earl approach cost them against Denmark, and Paolo Guerrero will start in a three man attack, alongside Jefferson Farfan and Andre Carrillo.
France v Peru Preview and Predictions
Les Bleus found it tough going against Australia, benefiting from a favourable VAR penalty decision, and own goal to see of the Socceroos.
Deschamps still faces question marks over his tactics, and he must find a balance for his star studded squad, if they are to make a run to the knockout stages.
Peru were frustrated against Denmark, particularly in the second half, as they fought to find an equaliser - but their inability to find the net, could be decisive in their tournament progress.
The sense is that Peru missed a big chance, but also that France will not make the same mistakes as they did against Australia - and a French win looks to be the best option, priced at 8/15.
Peru showed plenty of endeavor and forward threat against the Danes, and France equally looked vulnerable at the back, particularly at set pieces - and with that in mind a both teams to score bet is available at 19/20.
France to win 2-1 at 8/1
France looked sluggish in their opening game, and the team and Deschamps are under real pressure to perform in Russia and they need a convincing performance if they are to lay down a marker. Peru will cause them problems, and it will be a test of an inexperienced French defence.
Olivier Giroud to score first at 7/2
Giroud came off the bench against Australia, as France struggled to break down a physical opponent and he had a hand in causing the own goal that won the game. He should start here, as France look to play with a more experienced front man alongside Griezmann.