Our prediction for this Copa America match:
Peru did remarkably well to beat the odds and eliminate Uruguay on penalties in the Copa America quarter-finals. Los Incas aim to win their first Copa America trophy since 1975, but the game against Chile will be anything but a walk in the park for Ricardo Gareca’s troops. The Peruvians are likely to rely on their defence in the semis, meaning that yet another low-scoring game is on the horizon.
Jefferson Farfan is out of contention with injury and in his absence a man to watch in the away team will be Christian Cueva. La Roja, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Peru by beating Colombia on penalties. Premier League ace Alexis Sanchez scored the decider in the triumph over los Cafeteros. Anyhow, seeing that a place in the 2019 Copa America final is on the stake, we believe that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals.
Highlighted Player (Arturo Vidal):
Arturo Vidal is a Chilean international who started his senior career at Colo-Colo. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Bayer Leverkusen. After making 117 league appearances for the Bundesliga outfit from 2007 to 2011, he joined Juventus on 22 July, 2011 for a fee of €10.5 million.
Vidal won four Serie A trophies with the Bianconeri and he participated in the Champions League final against Barcelona on 6 June, 2015. The Serie A giants, though, were beaten by Barca in the title game. In the summer of 2015 he moved to Bayern Munich and he won the Bundesliga trophies with Pep Guardiola’s team in the 2015/2016 season. Speaking of his international career, Vidal won two Copa America trophies with Chile (2015, 2016).
The Chilean ace is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both as defensive at attacking midfielder as well. His contract with Bayern Munich expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.