Stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena
France made hard work of seeing off Australia in their World Cup opener but have plenty of scope for improvement when taking on Peru in Group C.
Los Incas lost to Denmark in their first match at this level since 1982 and may now get caught out chasing a much-needed victory.
Our initial France vs Peru prediction is Les Bleus to prevail and over 2.5 goals in the game at 6/5.
A Look At France’s Betting Odds
France needed a contentious Antoine Griezmann penalty and a heavily deflected Paul Pogba shot to register a 2-1 triumph over the Socceroos in Kazan.
“It was not easy, but winning the first match is very important,” Didier Deschamps told L’Equipe.
“It was complicated against a team who gave us a hard time. We missed a change of pace, a little juice.
“At the end of the match, we had a few more opportunities. We did the job, but we can do better, a lot better.”
The feeling is that Les Bleus will settle into a smoother rhythm now that they have a win on the board, plus Peru’s open style of play should suit them too.
A Look At Peru’s Betting Odds
Peru were made to pay for a lack of clinical finishing when beaten 1-0 by Denmark, despite dominating for large parts of that match.
Christian Cueva’s awful penalty miss proved costly, while Andre Carrillo, Edison Flores and Jefferson Farfan were all denied by Kasper Schmeichel.
“My players did their best, so I really can’t complain,” said Los Incas boss Ricardo Gareca. “We had an enormous amount of fans who came to support us and it’s sad.
“I really believe Peru didn’t deserve to lose, but football is about effectiveness. We can’t cry over spilt milk, we have to recover as soon as possible.”
Peru showed enough to suggest that they can challenge up front again, but France will have noted vulnerabilities at the back.
Christian Eriksen picked out a fine through ball for Yussuf Poulsen to score and the Tottenham star should have added a second himself.
We’re adding 11/5 for Les Bleus to win and both teams to score to our France vs Peru betting tips.
FRANCE 2-1 Australia – Griezmann, Behich (og)
PERU 0-1 Denmark
Head-to-head: France 0-1 Peru
Group C Standings