Kenny Logan believes Scotland should enter Saturday's Six Nations match with France with optimism, having have shown they are capable of beating Le Blues.
Of the past seven meetings between the two sides at Murrayfield, Scotland have come out on top five times.
The French lost their championship opener against Ireland at home last Friday.
"Scotland have definitely got a chance of getting a result, all day long," said 70-times capped Logan.
"They’re at home, the French are under pressure, Scotland have got a game that can take the French on, they beat them in August – albeit in a World Cup warm-up – and they’ve beaten them several times in the last few years, so why would they not be confident?
"Scotland are a strong team so we should be looking at it thinking, ‘we’re going to win this match’. They’ve got to have that confidence."
Logan played for Scotland during an era when wins over France were hard to come by but he feels Gregor Townsend's team have a different outlook.
"It helps mentally when you’ve beaten a team because you get a lot of confidence from that," he said.
"When they go into the game, they can say, ‘right, we’ve beaten them three of the last four times we’ve played them here in the Six Nations’, and they also know they’ve played against their players in Europe and have played against France three times in the last year, so they shouldn’t be scared of them.
"We’re a team who can beat anybody on our day. Anybody."