Our prediction for this match:
It has been three years since United States of America and Peru last met in a friendly game. Back then USA defeated Peru 2-1, with Jozy Altidore scoring a brace for the Yanks and, no doubt, Dave Sarachan’s troops want to repeat the success. The experienced tactician, though, will count on MLS players for Wednesday’s football game against Peru and we predict that Borussia Dortmund ace Christian Pulisic is going to be sorely missed in the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field clash. The Peruvians, on the other hand, who failed to impress at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, are ready for a new beginning and we predict that they are going to leave their hearts on the field in Wednesday’s friendly. Seeing that the Yanks will be without several first-team regulars in this game, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (DeAndre Yedlin):
DeAndre Yedlin is a versatile 22-year-old young American footballer who is currently on loan at Sunderland from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. His primary position is as a right-back but Yedlin can also play as a wingback or a wide midfielder. He is known for his speed on the wings and getting great crosses on the flanks.
Yedlin was part of Washington Youth Soccer’s State Olympic Development Program from 2006-09 before joining the Seattle Sounders FC youth academy in 2010. He played college soccer at the University of Akron starting in 20 games for the Zips.
Yedlin soon made his mark with Seattle Sounders and earned the record of becoming the first rookie to be named to the MLS team of the Week on his professional debut and the second rookie to make it to the All-star team. He earned his senior team debut in 2014 and has 33 caps to his name.
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.