Our prediction for this Copa America match:
After sharing the spoils with Venezuela in their opener, Peru will be looking to record their first win at the 2019 Copa America when they take on Bolivia at Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho. The Peruvians are seen as favourites to win Tuesday’s football match, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. A man to watch in Ricardo Gareca’s team will be experienced winger Jefferson Farfan, but Paolo Guerrero is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders as well.
La Verde, on the other hand, suffered a 3-0 loss to home country Brazil in their opener, with the team extending their goalless run to four games. The Bolivians obviously struggle in front of goal and seeing that this has to go down as a must-win game for Peru, we are tempted to put our money on Ricardo Gareca’s charges.
Highlighted Player (Luis Haquin):
Born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Luis Haquin is a 190-cm-tall defender who plays for Mexican side Puebla. Haquin started his senior career at Oriente Petrolero and after scoring three goals in 63 appearances in the Bolivian top flight, he moved to Puebla in 2018.
The Bolivia international made his debut for the Mexican team on February 16, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Pachuca in Liga MX. Speaking of his international debut, Luis Haquin played his first ever match for the Bolivia national team on June 7, 2017 in a friendly against Nicaragua.
La Verde won the match 3-2, with Haquin coming as a substitute for Joan Candia in the dying minutes of the game. It has to be noted that the Puebla man has 4 caps for Bolivia U20 team. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Peru):
Peru national team has been competing at the international stage since 1927 when they played their first ever match against Uruguay. Over the course of their history, La Blanquirroja have formed long-standing rivalries with Chile and Ecuador while 1970s brought the team a worldwide recognition during the period that is to this date considered the most successful in Peruvian football.
Teofilo Cubillas, the team’s top scorer with 26 goals to his name is considered Peru’s greatest player helped the team qualify for three World Cups and win the Copa America in 1975. Peru are the two-time champion of the tournament, who came close to lifting the Copa America trophy again in recent years, finishing third in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
La Blanquirroja are managed by Ricardo Gareca commonly referred to as the Tiger who will lead his team to 2016 Copa America Centenario looking to win Peru its first trophy at a major tournament since 1982.