South America. Round 16.
The Peruvians beat the Ecuadorians 2:1 in the first head-to-head match of the World Cup 2022. Will Gustavo Alfaro's men get revenge in the upcoming game? Check the teams' conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Peruvian national team continues to make progress as they head into the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. It began abysmally for the Red and White, as they suffered four defeats and one draw in the first five rounds. Already then, it was clear that the Peruvians' chances of qualifying for the World Forum finals were close to zero, but gradually they started clinging to points, improving their position. In their last three games, they beat Bolivia 3:0, Venezuela 2:1, and Colombia 1:0, scoring the winning goal in the 85th minute. Such a decisive breakthrough allowed the Peruvian team to climb to fourth place in the standings, which gave them a ticket to the 2022 World Cup.
The national team of Ecuador is having a rough time qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, but that does not prevent them from reaching the final part of the world championships. They already had a three-match winning streak at the beginning of the qualifying and declared their ambitions. They had a few unlucky matches, but they occasionally managed to get the point, and at the very end of the year 2021, they beat Venezuela and Chile 1:0 and 2:0, respectively. After the winter break, Gustavo Alfaro's charges have divided the points in a brutal match with Brazil - 1:1 and thus made their lives even better. Now the national team of Ecuador is in third place in the standings, four points ahead of the nearest pursuer.
Expert Betting Tips
Peru and Ecuador are currently in the top 4 of the standings, enough to get a direct entry to the 2022 World Cup. Both teams will have a relatively comfortable calendar ahead to be satisfied with a draw in a head-to-head encounter. The Red and White will play on their home field, but at the moment, they are in the last place in terms of playing at home, and the Ecuadorians are unlikely to be cheeky away trying to get three points. As a result, we bet on a draw.
Peru and Ecuador have been playing quite efficiently lately. In the first match of the current qualifying tournament, the Red and White won 2:1, and at America's Cup, they even gave a bright draw 2:2. We should not expect the same cheerfulness in the upcoming game, as the tournament position is not conducive to open and productive soccer. Both teams have an excellent chance to travel to Qatar, so they have a reason to defend what they have gained, and they will attack only if their opponent makes a mistake. On this basis, the best option for the forecast seems to be a total under (2).
Cristian Cueva is a midfielder who produces an outstanding World Cup-2022 qualifier. In addition to doing a tremendous amount of work, he's also great at connecting to attacks with awesome stats. The ex-Krasnodar player has scored five goals in 15 games, making him Peru's leading scorer. The 30-year-old footballer is in great shape. If someone in the upcoming match scores, it will be him.