Round 10. Round Robin
Stadium: Arena Pernambuco (Resifi)
The Venezuela national team has failed to beat Peru in five consecutive head-to-head encounters. Will the Red Wine manage to break such a bad streak in the upcoming game? Our prediction: Peru will be stronger again!
The Peru national team did not play in World Cups from 1982 to 2018, but the White and Red did manage to qualify for Russia, where they stopped at the group stage. It seemed as if their national team would only progress since then only for the Peruvians to find themselves in a difficult situation again, at risk of missing the 2022 World Cup. In their opening seven rounds, the Peruvians have managed to get only one victory over Ecuador (2-0) and played a draw with Paraguay (2-2) and Uruguay (1-1), and in all the remaining games they lost with a total goal difference of 2-11. Currently, the team is second to last in the standings.
The Venezuela national team has never gotten into the finals of the World Championships. There is a big chance that now they will not go to Qatar to play in the 2022 World Cup. That's because they have the worst qualifying record in South America. Out of the seven matches played, the Red Wine managed to win only one, earning a victory over Chili (2-1), there was also a 0-0 draw with Uruguay, and the other five games were lost with a total score of 2-11, including a loss to Argentina in the last round (1-3), which leaves them last in the table.
The teams have played 29 games against each other. The Peruvians won 15 of them, while Venezuela were victorious in 8 games, and the other 6 ones eneded in a draw. The White and Red are ahead in goal difference (42-34). The last time the rivals met was in June at Copa América when the Peru celebreated a 1-0 victory.
Expert Betting Tips
The Peru national team is not afraid to play attacking soccer, but in matches with opponents of higher status nothing good comes out of it. It is different when the opponent is Venezuela, the holder of the last place in the 2022 World Cup qualification. The team has conceded 12 goals (1.71 goals per game average) in 7 matches played, which is a very modest figure that the home team should take advantage of. Thus, you should consider Individual Total Peru Over 1.5 for about 1.86.
Peru and Venezuela are currently sitting in the bottom of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers standings. It is obvious that both teams are unlikely to qualify for Qatar, and the Peruvians are still trying to cling to the slightest chance of making it to the final round of the tournament, as the last round showed when they got a draw, but the Venezuelans have already given up. Of course, in this situation, Ricardo Gareca's ream is the clear favorite, and the best option seems to be Peru's victory with a handicap (-1,5) for about 3.05.
André Carrillo is Peru's main hope in the offense. He has scored 7 goals in the last 32 matches for Al Hilal at club level, but he is much more successful in his national team. In the Copa América and 2022 World Cup qualifiers, he has played a total of 13 matches, scoring 5 goals, which is the best figure in the national team at this point. Thus, you can bet on André Carrillo's goal for 3.10.