Paraguay vs Peru
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers – South America
Date: Thursday, 8 October 2020
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK/ 0:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asuncion.
World Cup Qualifiers are starting this week for South American region, on late Thursday night is taking place at Asuncion where Paraguay welcomes Peru.
The hosts missed previous World Cup, ending the qualifiers in seventh place. Meantime, Peru made it to Russia in 2018 through the playoffs and had a decent showing against Denmark and France.
Victory here would be extremely encouraging that’s for sure. Bookmakers have labelled Paraguay as warm favorites for the win, currently priced at 2.25 odds.
Paraguay vs Peru Head-to-head
These two teams have met 18 times in the past so far, mostly in World Cup Qualifiers. Peruvians are having the lead in terms of victories 9 to 6, but stats are not looking so good when it comes to matches on the road. Paraguay were hosts seven times, securing five victories and dropping only one game.
The total number of goals scored in all encounters so far is 43, which averages around 2.40 per duel.
The most recent head to head game was a friendly match in 2019. Peru have won it at home 1-0. Paraguay were defeated by Peru in the last six consecutive meetings.
Paraguay vs Peru Prediction
It’s been almost one year since Paraguay played on the international scene. Their last showing was in November 2019 in friendly games against Bulgaria (won 1-0) and Saudi Arabia (0-0). The last four matches they played across competitions ended Under 2.5 FT.
Raul Bobadilla and Arnaldo Sanabria are expected to lead this squad and battle for top spots. Famous expert Eduardo Berizzo is the coach.
The same goes for Peru and their last appearance. Eleven months ago they played friendlies against Uruguay and Colombia. Result for the first match was 1-1, while losing in Bogota 0-1. Peru had shaky results in the last WCQ campaign when it comes to away days, having won only three out of ten games.
We think that odds on home win are too good to be missed, considering the tradition and quality of these two sides.
Paraguay vs Peru Betting Tips
Paraguay to win @ 2.25
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.62.