Peru vs El Salvador
Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Washington).
Peru have a nice opportunity to lift spirits ahead of this summer’s Copa America with a comprehensive victory over CONCACAF minnows El Salvador in a friendly on the US soil on Tuesday evening. Los Incas produced high-quality displays last summer at the World Cup in Russia where they suffered a group stage exit only after a pair of narrow 1-0 losses to Denmark and latter champions France.
However, Ricardo Gareca’s men experienced a slump in form in recent friendlies which is why they will be highly motivated to pick up a result here against El Salvador. Los Incas were quite easy to break down lately as they shipped five goals in back-to-back losses to Ecuador and Costa Rica in late-November last year.
Peru vs El Salvador: Head-to-head
Outfits gave a single win apiece coming into their third head to head encounter.
El Salvador took a 1-0 win in a friendly in February 2009, while Peru came on top 3-1 when teams met each other three years ago, also in a friendly.
Peru vs El Salvador: Prediction
El Salvador failed to make it to the final stage of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifications after claiming just two points in group with Mexico, Honduras and Canada. They fell 2-0 to United States in the quarter-final of the previous Gold Cup edition.
Los Cuscatlecos, however, managed to pick up some promising results in the most recent set of friendlies, but these came exclusively thanks to wiser selection of opponents. They head into this off the back of two wins over Haiti and Guatemala in November.
These wins will likely count for little when Los Cuscatlecos come face to face with South American heavyweights. The difference in quality between the two sides is just enormous and we expect Peru to claim a demolishing win by at least three goals difference here.
Peru vs El Salvador: Bet Tips
Peru to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.50
HT/FT Peru/Peru @ 2.20.