France vs Peru
Thursday 21/06/2018 | 16:00 GMT | Ekateringburg Arena
Peru played their first game in the world cup finals since 1982 and it showed. Peruvian fan turned up in vast numbers to support their team and the pressure was immense on the players to perform. That pressure was the most telling when Christian Cueva skied the late penalty in the first half in their first game against Denmark. Peru created many other chances, but the goal was hard to come by. The expectation and pressure on the team are huge and surely no team with limited talent resource can live up those floaty ambitions.
Here they come up against France, the group favourites, who themselves are very lucky to have three points on the board after a poor display against a spirited Australian side. France often start slow in tournaments, so they’ll be quite relived to have a win already but the display in their first game raises more questions than it answered.
The Peruvians will believe they can get something from this game after watching the French struggle against Australia. The French will have to make some substantial changes if they are make any serious attempt at winning the world cup.
For the Peruvians it’s simple, get at least a point if not all three, a defeat eliminates them. The Peruvian have talent in their side, the question is whether they can express that talent fully with all the pressure and expectation that comes with being out of the world cup for long. I suspect the occasion will be too much for the inexperienced Peruvians at this level but if the French side are still as lacksey-daisy as they were in their first game then the Peruvians do have the firepower to cause an upset.
France vs Peru Betting Tips
|France vs Peru||Total Match Goals Over 2.5||2.0|
|France vs Peru||France to Win HT/FT||2.37|