Peru's lengthy unbeaten record came to an end against Denmark but they will have been disappointed to lose after missing a penalty. France were far from inspiring against Australia, but will look to make another step up in performance here though it could be another low scoring affair.
Denmark escaped going behind against Peru thanks to a missed penalty that could have led to a very different outcome of that game, but they remain a tough side to beat. They will match Australia's work rate and endeavour, but have the added quality going forward with Eriksen.
In the first of this week’s rearranged games, Leeds host Catalans in a vitally important fixture in the race to avoid the Middle 8s. Just one point could separate the two teams if Catalans can claim the win which would leave the final few spots in the top 8 wide open heading into the final five fixtures before the league split.
This fight will be fought at a very high pace with little room for error. Cowboy is a threat from anywhere as he is elite on the feet and on the ground. He is less interested in points and more interested in the chin of his opponent which he will hunt with aggressive combinations of punches and kicks thrown from a variety of angles.
Cristiano Ronaldo began his 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in fine form with a sensational hat-trick against Spain, which took his international tally to 84 goals in 151 games. This puts the five-time Ballon d'Or winner level with Ferenc Puskas as Europe's all-time leading scorer, and he is second on the global list behind Iran's Ali Daei (109 goals).
They are both going to hunt the finish and most likely succeed. Which way it goes will be very hard to call but the damage will be done on the feet at first. They have extremely heavy hands and feet and they require just one shot to end the fight which is why their defence is crucial.
Spain will not be too disheartened by the late equaliser by Portugal and they showed plenty of quality in the performance to suggest the coach issues will not be a factor in this tournament.
Uruguay received plenty of criticism for their opening performance against Egypt and they will be motivated to improve and get another win. Both Suarez and Cavani were below par and they will set the tone for this game early in the match.
Two experienced ladies are hoping to climb the rankings in the fresh flyweight division. Jessica Eye is desperate to pick up some form after losing six of her last eight fights but has a very tricky match-up in Jessica-Rose Clark who has looked great in her two UFC performances.
The main card in Singapore kicks off in style with Li Jingliang and Daichi Abe. They are fully expected to throw down as both are looking to bounce back from a loss; Jingliang suffered his first loss in five fights which came via a decision to Jake Matthews whereas Abe suffered the first loss of his career against Luke Jumeau which was also a decision.
Portugal are in a similar position to Spain now in that they will have been satisfied with the point but know they now need to win both remaining matches. Morocco were uninspiring in their first match despite not deserving to lose, and they will likely come unstuck again here...
The loss to Uruguay last time out means Egypt have to go for the win and be more attacking here which may see them risk Mo Salah as they lacked his quality in the final third. Russia have the comfort of their opening win and they played some great attacking football, so expect goals and both teams to score.
In what appears to be one of the more evenly balanced and competitive groups, both of these teams will target making the knockout rounds. Senegal are the strongest of all the African teams and should progress the furthest and they have good balance throughout their team that will be difficult to break down.
On paper, this Japan team look as well equipped as any team out of the Asian confederation to cause an upset or two but their preparations have not been smooth. This group is one of the hardest groups to call so every game will likely be tight and close fought, but it is difficult to have too much confidence given the changes and disruption around the Japanese camp.