Peru vs Colombia
World Cup Qualifiers – South America
Date: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Kick-off at 0:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional (Lima).
The stakes can hardly be greater on Tuesday evening when Peru and Colombia play for the spot at the World Cup in Russia.
A real buzz is expected in and around Estadio Nacional de Lima since Los Incas have not played at the big stage in a while.
The Argentine manager Ricardo Gareca can be proud of the job he has been doing with the Peruvian national team over the last couple of months.
Los Incas picked up five straight victories before holding Argentina to a goalless draw on Thursday evening at Estadio Monumental.
Edison Flores and Paolo Guerrero will be Gareca’s main weapons as they have equally shared the tally of ten goals in 17 matches of the campaign so far.
Colombians have been nowhere near this form lately and they will come into the match in Lima with a poor atmosphere after dropping the home points to Paraguay on Thursday.
It was the third subsequent game to see Jose Pekerman’s men failing to win and Russia seems too far for them at the moment and under these circumstances.
Peru vs Colombia: Head to head
The visitors will be encouraged with the fine head to head statistics in matches with Peru against whom they have lost only twice in 19 outings.
Moreover, Peru bagged only a single goal in last six H2H meetings with Los Cafeteros.
Peru vs Colombia: Prediction
We believe the time has come for the tradition to be ended as the Peruvians have been enjoying a hot run of form in the final third recently and they have to be regarded as favorites against the struggling Colombians here.
Additionally, Peru celebrated four wins on the trot on the home soil and they are 13/8 to keep such form going.
Peru vs Colombia: Bets
The main betting option will be Peru to win the match at the odds of 13/8 @ 888 Sport.
Jose Paolo Guerrero to score anytime is priced up at 6/4 @ 888 Sport.