Saudi Arabia vs Peru
Date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Kybunpark, St. Gallen.
Peru will be hoping to extend the phenomenal streak of four consecutive wins on Sunday evening when they take on fellow World Cup contestant Saudi Arabia on the neutral venue of the Kybunpark stadium in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
The South American outfit was dealt a huge confidence-boosting news days ago as team’s captain and by far their best player Paolo Guerrero was allowed to feature the World Cup having previously been suspended. The experienced striker and nation’s top scorer in the qualifying campaign might skip this check with the Asian side, but the Peruvians will head into the game in sky-high spirits regardless of whether he is to find the place on the pitch here.
Saudi Arabia vs Peru: Head-to-head
This will only be the first ever head to head encounter between Saudi Arabia and Peru.
Saudi Arabia vs Peru: Prediction
La Blanquirroja are unbeaten in last 13 matches across competitions, a thread that stretches back to November 2016 when they suffered their previous defeat. As mentioned above, Ricardo Gareca’s men will come into this off the back of four consecutive wins and they will no doubts play a big part in the first appearance at the World Cup since 1982 with such form.
One just has to respect Peru’s streak given the opposition during the 13-game unbeaten run including the names of Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Croatia. Saudi Arabia are definitely a level below these likes and we can hardly imagine them making an upset here.
The team led by Juan Antonio Pizzi lost the friendly against Italy days ago. Even though it was only a narrow defeat against the European heavyweights, the Arabians were in reality lucky to have avoided a disaster similar to the one from March this year when they fell 4-0 away against Belgium in a friendly. Peru are no doubts the stronger side and they are worth backing to clinch the victory at the 1.53 odds. We’ll alternatively back the Peruvians to keep a clean sheet at 1.85.
Saudi Arabia vs Peru: Betting Tips
- Peru to win @ 1.53
- Peru to keep a clean sheet @ 1.85.