Venezuela vs Peru
2018 World Cup Qualifiers – South America.
Date: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Kick off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental de Maturin.
Whereas Venezuela lost all hopes for making it to the World Cup in Russia long time ago, Peru still do have some theoretical chances of making an upset and joining the battle in the final six games of the competition.
Venezuela’s main problems pop out at the back. They have always had huge troubles with proper center backs which kills the good job done on some occasions at the other end.
Rafael Dudamel’s side took no more than five points so far in the competition. This, however, includes the impressive 5-0 win over fellow strugglers Bolivia in the last home game.
Peru are five points behind Argentina in the fifth position and staying alive will require three points from Estadio Monumental de Maturin.
The Argentine manager Ricardo Gareca also has great issues with the defensive line which failed to keep a clean sheet in a single of their last five matches in South American WC Qualification.
Venezuela vs Peru: Head to head
Interestingly, Peru lead the head to head tie by only a single win and they never managed to see off Venezuela on the road.
Venezuela won one of the rare points just against Peru in March last year when they were seconds away from snatching the away win in Lima.
Venezuela vs Peru: Prediction
The match has a much greater significance for the visitors, but we can’t back them to pick up three points as they never got the victory in Venezuela.
We’ll go for goals instead since both sides have been super easy to break down.
Venezuela vs Peru: Bet Tips
We advise you to take the BTTS pick with higher stakes at the odds of 2.00 with Unibet
Draw at the half time seems as a decent betting alternative at 2.10 with Bet365.