Peru vs France
|Date & Time||Thursday June 21, 2018, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: France -335/ Peru +800 / Draw +480 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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France did not have the most impressive beginning to the 2018 World Cup and they will know that they must improve if they wish to win this tournament. This week they will be taking on Peru in the second round of the group stages.
France enters this competition as one of the favorites but they looked poor against Australia in their opening game. This team lacks creativity with the likes of Griezmann not looking amazing. That being said, the competition has just started and there is plenty of time for France to improve and this game is a great chance for that. Peru are not a weak side but if France plays at the level they are capable of, this should be an easy game for the 1998 Champions.
Peru lost to Denmark in the opening game of the World Cup and although they played well, they lacked flair and finishing. Peru were impressive in qualification and although there are no real superstars in the side, this team has managed to beat the top South American sides. This will be another test against a top side and Peru will not have the home ground advantage they had in qualification. Against a weaker side, I see Peru doing well but it will be tough for them to compete against France.
All in all, I am going to predict that France wins this game. Unfortunately we are not getting a good enough price to bet on France to win this game and as a result, we should not be betting on the outright result. The best bet in the under 2.5 goals. Peru are solid at the back while France look like they are struggling to create goals. This seems like a good value bet.