Peru vs El Salvador:
Date: Sunday, 29 May 2016;
Kick-off: 1:00 GMT,
Venue: Seattle High School Memorial Stadium.
Peru continue their preparations for Copa America Centenario as they host CONCACAF side El Salvador at the Seattle High School Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
The La Blanquirroja defeated Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Monday evening, ending their 3 match win-less run. Their recent form is nothing to brag about as they have won just one out of the six matches they played in South American World Cup qualifiers and are second from bottom in the standings. Ricardo Gareca has named a relatively young squad for the Copa America. The 32-year old veteran striker Paolo Guerrero is the most experienced player and the squad is composed of players mainly from the domestic league.
El Salvador head-coach Ramon Maradiaga is still looking for his first win after witnessing his team failed to in any of the nine matches they played since he took over in September 2015. This also includes 2 draws and 2 losses in their World Cup qualifying group which put them at the bottom of the standings. It is an uphill task for them with two matches remaining in a group which includes Mexico, Honduras and Canada.
Peru: Predicted Line-up (4-3-2-1)
Gallese – Trauco, Rodríguez, Ramos, Revoredo – Vílchez, Balbin – Flores, Cueva, Hohberg – da Silva.
El Salvador: Predicted Line-up (4-3-2-1)
Hernandez – Barahona, Mendoza, Larin, Garcia – Bonilla, Meyen, Ceren, Punyed – Burgos, Pineda.
Peru vs El Salvador: Head-to-Head
The teams have met only once in an official football match, El Salvador won it 1-0 in a friendly played on February 2009.
Peru’s form in last 5 matches is 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, while El Salvador had drawn 2 and lost 3 of their last 5.
Peru vs El Salvador: Prediction
Peru will be looking to replicate a similar performance they displayed in the 4-0 win against T&T when on Saturday night. El Salvador on the other hand are a side which is struggling at the moment and their 9 match win-less run is just an understatement.
El Salvador were victorious in the only meeting against Peru in 2009, but they are not expected to surprise in this friendly. Peru are heavy favorites and back them to win by a 2 goal margin at odds is a recommended bet for this match.
Recommended Bet: Peru to win by 2 goal margin (odds 4.33)