Peru vs Costa Rica
International – Friendly
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK
Venue: Estadio de la Universidad Nacional San Agustin (Arequipa)
Costa Rica have finally ended their ten-game winless streak on Saturday and they’ve seen a thriller 2-3 win in Chile, travelling to Peru in hope they can build on the success and show off in front of the Estadio de la Universidad Nacional San Agustin crowd as well.
Ticos have been scoring more goals recently and Ronald González boasts an attacking approach, which will surely have them very hopeful for an upset on the day as well – despite Peru obviously garnering rock-solid records at home ground and now looking for confidence boosters of their own.
Blanquirroja have seen a shift in their player pool after the World Cup and Ricardo Gareca have seen an unpredictable run with a very tough schedule since then, with losses to Netherlands and Germany, convincing win over Chile, draw against United States and – most recently – a 0-2 loss to Ecuador all on the records. They will now want a quick fix and we’ll surely see them in great shape moving forward once again in Arequipa, promising a great contest on Wednesday.
Peru vs Costa Rica: Head-to-head
This will be the sides’ fifth head-to-head clash ever, as Costa Rica still look for the first win over the rivals.
Peru have bagged wins in all of the last three matchups, including two comfortable wins at home ground.
The sides haven’t met in over six years and a lot has changed on both ends, both now desperate for pick-me-ups.
Peru vs Costa Rica: Prediction
We do believe Peru will have what it takes to show off on the day and we’ll now back them to a thrilling win, sticking with a Home win & a Yes on Both teams to score at 3.50. We have seen both sides scoring and conceding goals on the regular, which does add value to such an approach as well.
With that in mind, it’s easy to expect a high-scoring clash too and we’ll now also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.95, which feels like great value after seeing three or more goals in five of Costa Rica’s last five outings as well as three of Peru’s respective last five!
Peru vs Costa Rica: Bet Tips
Home win & BTTS @ 3.60 (13/5)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).