France faces Peru in a match from Group C of the FIFA World Cup in Russia
France faces Peru in a match from Group C of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. This clash is going to be played at the Ekaterinburg Arena in the city of Ekaterinburg. Let’s examine it in our vip soccer predictions today.
France had a rocky start of the World Cup, but a successful one. Les Bleus won against Australia in its first game on Russian soil, but the 2-1 win was much more difficult to achieve than most of the people though it would be. Most pundits and fans expected that France will just walk through the match with the Soceroos, taking into account the big difference between these two teams’ level. But it didn’t happen like that.
Antoine Griezmann scored the opening goal for Les Bleus, before seeing how Australia levels up the score. France needed an own goal by the Australians in order to take the three points, just ten minutes before the end. In other words, many people got dissapointed by what the French team showed in this first match.
The manager Didier Deschamps also saw the reactions after the win. The coach promised that France will play better in the next game against Peru. If Les Bleus make another average performance like this, maybe many people will have a second thought on their chances to win the World Cup.
Peru on the other hand started the World Cup with a 0-1 defeat against Denmark. The match in Saransk looked very even, but a goal from Youssuf Poulsen in 59th minute was enough for the Danish Dynamite to win the clash. ,jhtw
For sure Peru hoped for a different start of the World Cup. Led by veteran players like Jefferson Farfan and Paolo Guerrero, the South Americans were hopeful of reaching the knockout phase in Russia. After the defeat against Denmark, their task became very complicated. And now it’s going to be even more difficult against France.
Against Denmark the manager Ricardo Gareca took a controversial decision to leave Paolo Guerrero on the bench. The former Bayern Munich striker came in play after the break, soon after Youssuf Poulsen’s goal. Maybe this time Gareca will trust Guerrero from the first minute of the game, knowing how important he is for the team. Paolo Guerrero is Peru’s all-time leading goalscorer, so this is a proof how crucial he is for his country.
It won’t be surprising to see some changes in the French team as well. Against Australia Didier Deschamps picked Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe for his attacking line. Two of them – Dembele and Griezmann, were replaced in the second half by Nabil Fekir and Olivier Giroud. Blaise Matuidi also played, coming into play in the second half. Because of what France showed in this match, maybe Deschamps will make some changes in his starting line-up. It won’t be surprising.
France’s central defender Raphael Varane also admitted that his team underperformed against Australia. Real Madrid’s star promised that he and his teammates will examine their errors and they will do better against Peru on Thursday.
So far France and Peru have met just one time in history – in a friendly game, played in 1982 in Paris. The match ended with a 1-0 win for the French team. Meanwhile Peru are without a win in their last seven games (two draws and five losses), so they are still looking for their first win since some time.
These are our vip soccer predictions for the World Cup game between France and Peru in Group C. We wish you a good luck with this one.