Place: Russia. Yekaterinburg. Yekaterinburg Arena.
Date: on the 21st of June, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, group C, 2nd round.
France (the head coach Didier Deschamps)
The third match day of the FIFA World Cup in Russia was quite difficult for initial favorites. And if France and Denmark have managed to win over the rivals only with the minimum score, then during the meeting of Argentina and Iceland the football fans have received the first sensation of the tournament – 1:1.
One more sensation could happen in the match France – Australia. In 10 minutes prior to the end of the main time the board of Kazan Arena was showing 1:1. And if not the saving, productive shot on the 80th minute of Paul Pogba (2:1), the real anti-hero of this meeting could become the central full back of Tricolor and Barcelona, Spain Samuel Umtiti. On the 61st minute with the score 1:0 in favor of his team, Samuel has decided to play in volleyball on his penalty area.
By the way, the scored by Paul Pogba goal has turned out to be quite funny. It has been recorded only by the means of video equipment. But, anyway, Didier Deschamps’s team has won the first, quite difficult victory (2:1) and became the leader of standings of group C.
Peru (the head coach Ricardo Gareca)
4 hours after the ending of the match between France and Australia that was held in Kazan, in the capital of Mordovia – Saransk the battle of two other participants of the third quartet – Denmark and Peru has begun. Firstly, it was equal fight in which the Peruvian forward Jefferson Farfan became the real anti-hero. Due to surprising “silence” of the chief arbitrator from Gambia Bakary Gassama the Peruvian as the real butcher, has been systematically violating the rules. And therefore, after one more shot made by Farfan in the first half, the field was left by the key player of Danes William Kvist.
In general the attacks of Peruvians looked very chaotic and primitive. But nobody really expected other game from the initial underdog of group C. And having even gained the right for a penalty, the best forward of Peru Christian Cueva, instead of targeted shot, has launched a ball into the skies. As a result Denmark has won with the minimum score (1:0).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match France vs Peru
As a result of Saturday victories France and Denmark became the leaders of the group and now we are all waiting with great interest for the match of teams of Didier Deschamps and Åge Hareide that will be held in the final, third round on the 26th of June in Luzhniki. And now for the forthcoming meeting of the favorite with the underdog the opinion of experts is clear: France – 1.55, Peru – 7.00.
During the majority of Saturday matches we heard the opinion of commentators on a fantastic game of Australia, Peru and especially Iceland. At once there rises quite reasonable question – can it be a destructive football on keeping the score of a fantastic game? They also didn’t play the attacking football but in every possible way they interfere with the game of their more talented rivals. Alas, this is the constant component of all group stages of the World Cups in which a certain part of weak teams constantly participates. And now possible victory of France doesn’t raise any doubts.
Our tips: France to win – odds 1.6 Betfair