Chile vs Peru
Copa America Semi-Final 2019
Kick-off: Thursday, 4 July at 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
Venue: Arena do Gremio.
Both teams took out major contenders to lift this trophy and certainly will be brimming with confidence. But, as we delve deeper, the method of progression might be a cause for concern. Either was not able to record a goal in regular time and thus had to depend on precise penalty shooting skills to get their semi berth.
Anyhow, just two more games remain till glory, and whatever’s in the past, will be left there. The Chileans are day by day nearing to the unique opportunity to register three Copas in a row, while Peru hopes to pull a massive upset over many usual suspects.
The latter compacted their defense the last day, after conceding five against the free-flowing hosts, but the offense surely needs a memo to chip in with some goals. The team has been able to score just against the weakest of the lot, Bolivia, and drew blanks against the rest.
The defending champions might be smiling about how things turned out for them. They had tried hard for a win in the final group stage game, but Uruguay stood strong and inflicted a one-goal loss. But as fate had it, Luis Suarez and co had to take on the in-form Colombia, and went out, while the Chileans progressed.
Chile vs Peru Head-to-head (h2h)
- 12 of the last 14 clashes saw Chile victories.
- Nine of the last twelve encounters had Peru conceding two or more goals.
- It’s been six years since Chile lost a competitive tie.
- The Peruvians lost 2-1 in the 2015 Copa.
Chile vs Peru Prediction
Chile has an uncanny ability to raise their game once it is obvious that the stakes are high. It was clearly evident in the previous edition, where they lost to Argentina in the group stage, but went on to defeat them in the final.
Likewise, this semi too hugely offers the chance to put in display the spirit and passion of the current champions. Moreover, of the four squads remaining in contention, it must be mentioned that Arturo Vidal’s side definitely has drawn the easiest opponent.
They have phenomenally superior h2h stats against this rival and impressively managed to win 12 of the last 14 h2h clashes. They also have lost just once in a competitive tie in the last 15 years. Also, the group boasts of scoring two or more goals in nine of the last twelve battles against this team.
In addition, Peru faced a massive 5-0 loss in their final group-stage encounters, and importantly, has not scored against any foe other than Bolivia.
Chileans will consider this fixture as a blessing from heaven, and go for glory with all their might. They even have the confidence of being the mentally tougher side if things are stretched till the shootouts. Count on them to ensure their ticket for the final, and keep their half of the pitch clean of goals at any cost.
Chile vs Peru Betting Tips
Chile to Qualify @ 1.40 (2/5)
Peru to Fail to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).