Our prediction for this match:
Nya Ullevi stadium in Goteborg will host Saturday’s football match between Sweden and Peru. Sweden were producing splendid performances in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will definitely miss out on a place in the Sweden squad for the upcoming showpiece tournament. The Nordic side aim are eager to emerge triumphant in their final warm-up game, but beating Peru, who impressed in the World Cup qualifiers, is easier said than done. Coach Ricardo Gareca is doing a great job with los Incas and his men, who did well to beat the likes of Iceland and Croatia in March friendlies, are definitely capable of matching Sweden in Goteborg. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they are going to share the spoils at Nya Ullevi. It has to be noted that Sweden and Peru meet for the first time ever on international stage.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Rohden):
Marcus Rohden is a Sweden international who plays for Serie A side Crotone as a midfielder. Rohden started his football career at the youth team of Hossna IF and in 2007 he moved to IF Elfsborg. The Swede continued playing for the team at senior level and he scored 23 goals in 120 appearances in the league for Di Gule.
Marcus Rohden moved to Italy in 2016, signing a deal with Crotone and it has to be noted that he scored one goal, while providing four assists for his teammates in 34 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign.
He made his debut for the Swedish national football team on January 15, 2015 in a 2-0 win over Ivory Coast and he scored on his debut. He was born in Varnamo (Sweden) on May 11, 1991 and his main position is defensive midfield. Marcus Rohden can play as both central midfielder and right midfielder as well if needed.
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.