World Cup Match 22: France v Peru

The second Group C match of the day will see France taking on Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena in a match where both sides will be out to improve on disappointing opening performances.


What’s their current form?
France were expected to dominate Australia, but instead struggled to a 1 all draw before an own goal by the Socceroos handed France the 2-1 win. So disappointed with their form, the French coach then had his side play a warm up game against the Spartak Moscow Under 19’s side, only for his side brimming with stars struggle for a 3-2 win.

Peru came up against Denmark in their opening clash of the World Cup, but lost 1-0.

France: Lloris; Mendy, Varane, Rami, Pavard; Kante, Pogba, Tolisso; Mbappe, Lemar, Griezmann.
Peru: Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco; Tapia, Yotun; Carrillo, Farfan, Flores; Guerrero.

Any interesting facts I should know?
France are currently ranked 7th in the world while Peru are 11th, however Peru were the final team to qualify for the World Cup. Both sides are playing well below their best.

What should I be betting on?
France should win this comfortably. But their form is a worry. Both sides to score.

Wolf’s Prediction

Complacent, lazy and inconsistent are all words that can be used to describe the French performance against Australia. The Wolf was disappointed with their performance but unlike Brazil, Argentina and France they managed to collect all 3 points. Their attack is just that good! They have scored in 10 consecutive matches with multiple goals in 8 of those games. The same can be said of Peru who score two or more 10 times in an unbeaten run of 15 games leading into the World Cup. They couldn’t breach Denmark in their opening game despite playing the better football of the two teams. The Wolf is predicting success for them against the French, especially against Hernandez, Pavard and Tolisso. If Mendy is the only change made by Deschamps, Peru will be taking a point out of this one.

Recommended Bets

Best: Over 2.5 goals ($2.00)
Value: Peru Over 1.5 goals ($4.50)
Correct Score: Draw 2-2 ($19.00)


TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news

What time is kick off? The game starts at 6pm (local time) on June 21. In Australia, kick-off will be at 1am on June 22nd.

What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.

What’s the team news and who’s injured? France are without Benjamin Mendy (knee), Djibril Sidibe (knee), Kingsley Coman (ankle), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Dimitri Payet (hamstring) for the duration of the World Cup.

Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.

What happened the last time they played each other? These sides have met just once, back in 1982 where Peru were victors 1-0.