Peru vs New Zealand
Date: Sunday, 5 June 2022
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium.
Peru and New Zealand meet in the international friendlies at the neutral location this Sunday.They will lbe seen battling it out at RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat.
Under current manager Ricardo Gareca, Peru placed third at the 2015 Copa America, reached the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario. They also participated in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, and earned second at the 2019 Copa America.
The hosts now come here on the back of a 2-0 home win against Uruguay in the World Cup qualifiers. They now face the winner of the AFC playoff between Australia and the United Arab Emirates to earn a ticket to the grandest stage of football. Peru have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 clashes stands just 3.
On the other side, New Zealand were impressive in the recent outings and have won 5 games in a row. All of their last 5 games were the World Cup qualifiers and they now come here on the back of a 5-0 away win against Solomon islands in the third stage of qualifying matches.
After this one, All Whites will then play Costa Rica in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying intercontinental playoffs which take place next week. In their previous 6 outings, New Zealand have amassed a total of 19 goals and have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 4 goals go into their own net.
Peru vs New Zealand Head-to-head (h2h)
- They met only 2 times in 2017 where Peru won once and a draw occurred on the other.
- Peru won the previous h2h game by 2-0 margin at the WC qualification in 2017.
Peru vs New Zealand Prediction
Despite being a friendly with more important matches around the corner, this is expected to be a game that is used as proper preparation.
Peru has been enjoying playing lately at home, with the side undergoing 9 games unbeaten. They came fifth in the South American qualifiers registering 7 wins from 18 matches.
Meanwhile, New Zealand won the last 5 home games in a row and has also been incredible on away games. If the two teams take this seriously as preparation and both play this on their full strength, then Peru should came out victorious.
Peru vs New Zealand Betting tips
Peru (-1.0) Asian Handicap @ 1.84 odds.
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.67 odds.