Peru vs Paraguay
International Friendly Match
Date: Thursday, 8th June 2017
Kick-off at 23:30 UK/ 0:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Mansiche (Trujillo).
Peru and Paraguay test their tactics ahead of the qualification matches with a friendly on Thursday night.
Both teams are still in with a chance of making it into the top five of the South American qualification table. They are level on 18 points and occupy 7th and 8th spots in the standings, but there is a massive 5 point gap with fifth placed Argentina. Neither Peru nor Paraguay can afford to drop points in their remaining 4 matches of the qualifiers starting from August.
Peru are coming in good spirits after a 2-1 victory over Uruguay at home in their most recent qualification matches. They are unbeaten in the last two with the previous match being a 2-2 draw away at Venezuela. Peru will play another friendly against Jamaica at their home turf.
Paraguay were thrashed 5-0 by a weakened France in their most recently friendly 5 days ago. There form is in clatters and managed just 1 win in the previous 4 qualifying matches. The head-coach Francisco Arce has plenty to worry about as the team is not coming together as a group.
Peru vs Paraguay: Head-to-head
Peru won the last four matches against Paraguay, the recent two coming in the qualifying matches; 1-0 at home and 4-1 in the away leg.
At home, Peru on a three match winning streak against Paraguay. Moreover, they lost twice in the last 10 matches against their Thursday’s opponents at their home turf.
Peru vs Paraguay: Prediction
These two teams are well known for their persistent inconsistencies. Therefore the recent form plays a big role in deciding the outcome of this game. Peru are a strong bunch at home, and coupled this with their recent success against zonal giants Uruguay all plays a key role in boosting the confidence of this team.
While Paraguay show little resistance while playing away from home and their morale is shattered after the humiliating 5-0 loss to France a week ago. Therefore, the home win is a potential banker. We we are likely to see 3 or goals scored in this match as none of these teams are known for strong defensive displays.
Peru vs Paraguay: Bet Tips
FT – Peru to win at 1.83 with William Hill
Over 2.5 goals at 1.85 with Bet365.