Our prediction for this match:
Peru and Uruguay meet for the second time in just five days. This time out Estadio Nacional de Lima will host the friendly between the two South American teams and yet another close encounter is on the cards. The Uruguayans are without attacking duo Luis Suarez – Edinson Cavani and, as a result, experienced attacker Cristhian Stuani will be the man to watch in the away team.
Peru, on the other hand, impressed at the 2019 Copa America, with the team making it to the final of the prestigious competition and they are definitely capable of making life difficult for la Celeste, who head into the match with a severely-weakened squad. Experienced attacker Paolo Guerrero is likely to lead the line for the hosts and we predict that he is going to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. The Peruvians are a real force to be reckoned with at home and they are likely to take advantage of the fact that the visitors are without their star players.
Highlighted Player (Christian Cueva):
Christian Cueva is a Peru international who was born in Trujillo (Peru) on November 23, 1991. Cueva is a produce of Universidad San Martin football school and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 19 goals in 120 appearances for the club (league matches) the 169-cm tall attacking midfielder moved to Universidad Cesar Vallejo in 2012.
Due to the lack of first-team football, Christian Cueva quickly left the club, signing a deal with Union Espanola. The Peru international played for the likes of Rayo Vallecano (loan), Allianza Lima, Toluca and Sao Paulo as well before joining Russian side Krasnodar in 2018. Christian Cueva has established himself as one of the key players of the Peruvian national team and it is well known that he represented los Incas at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Nonetheless, despite beating Australia in their last group game, Peru eventually failed to book their place in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Uruguay):
La Celeste are one of the most successful South American nations. Uruguay are frequently the champions of the continent having most recently won the tournament in 2011. They have won the Copa America a record 15 times including the first ever edition of the competition in 1916, while the team has also won FIFA World Cup in two occasions including the inaugural competition in 1930 when they defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final as hosts.
Their second World Cup title came in 1950 when Uruguay and Brazil played a legendary match which recorded a higher attendance than any other football match in the history of the game. Uruguay is the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup by population, but La Celeste are proud of their football heritage which yielded some of the best footballers in the world over the course of history.
Most notable player of the current selection is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is also the team’s top scorer with 45 goals to his name.