Stadium: Nacional (Lima).
In Round 9 of South American FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Peru will face Uruguay. Peru once again surprised the footballing public two months ago by reaching the semi-finals of Copa America. Unfortunately for Inca fans, Peru were without a medal after losing the semi-final to Brazil and the third-placed tie to Colombia.
Another reason why the Peruvians were surprised to reach the Copa America semi-finals was their finishing in tenth place in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, four points clear of fifth-placed Colombia. In the sixth round, the Peruvians finally got their first tournament win, beating the Ecuadorians 2-1 before the Incas lost four straight matches. On a separate note, Peru and Uruguay have been heavily influenced by the home-field factor of late, so betting on Charrúa should be done with caution.
The Uruguayan national team is going through a difficult time at the moment. The Charrúas are approaching a generational change or something along those lines. Suarez is out with injury. Cavani is busy sharing numbers with Ronaldo, Godin, and Muslera, Caceres is 34, and there isn’t as much super-talented youth as we would like. Uruguay played an average Copa America, losing to Argentina and Colombia in the quarterfinals in a penalty shoot-out. They won against Bolivia and Paraguay and drew with Chile. The Charrúa side has a clear and concrete objective for this tournament: a place in the top four, and so far, the Uruguayans have coped with it, occupying the fourth position in the table.
Expert Betting Tips
The Peruvians regularly surprise both at the American Cup and in the World Cup qualifiers. We will not be surprised if the Incas pull off something shocking this time, either. The national team of Uruguay is not a top team for the world standards right now. We think the visitors are slightly overrated. Uruguay have not beaten the home team in Peru since 2013. We want to offer you the following odds for this match: Individual Total 2 Under (1) for 1.58, Handicap 1 (0) for 2.10.