Argentina vs Peru
World Cup Qualifiers – South America
Date: Friday, 6th October 2017
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Alberto J. Armando (Buenos Aires).
Argentina is in a difficult spot as they are dropped out of the automatic qualification zone for FIFA World Cup. The situation demands the team to respond with two wins out of the next two, starting off with the home tie against Peru on Thursday night.
The Albiceleste are win-less in their last three qualification games with the pair of games in September ending in stalemates against Uruguay and an easily beatable Venezuela. To add more to the disappointment, the team lost to Bolivia prior to that.
Sampaoli is a manager that promises attacking football, but things haven’t worked so far, despite the team boasting of an array of talented players in midfield and attack. The man himself is looking for his first competitive win as the head-coach of Argentina’s national football team.
On the other hand, Peru had quietly sneaked into fourth in the table. Not long ago, this team was in the bottom three of the standings.
Form has been excellent for the Peruvians as they picked 6 wins from their last 10, drew 2 and lost 2. Also, the team is coming on the back of three consecutive wins, which will be a huge confidence booster in taking on a team like Argentina.
Argentina vs Peru: Head-to-head
the teams settled for a 2-2 stalemate when they met in the reverse fixture at Peru on October 2016.
Peru were only able to beat Argentina once in their last 13 meetings in all competitions.
At home, Argentina had never lost a qualification fixture of Peru, unbeaten in 9 with 6 wins and 3 draws. Worth to note that they are currently on a five match winning streak.
Argentina vs Peru: Prediction
The home record in h2h meetings in this particular competition heavily favors the Argentines. But one must be vary of the Peruvians who are coming on the back of sizzling form.
Considering the recent form of Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala, Argentina must have what it take to win this one. But, this will be by the slightest of the margins.
Correct Score: 2-1 Argentina for 9.50 odds.
Argentina vs Peru: Bet Tips
Value is in backing Peru +1.5 Asian Handicap for 2.25 odds.
To Score Anytime: Paulo Dybala for 2.45 odds.
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