Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Buoyed by a 3-0 win over Uruguay, Argentina will be looking to put an extra pressure on group leaders Brazil when they take on Peru at Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti. La Albiceleste did well to crush Luis Suarez and Co. in their last group game, but keep in mind that the Uruguayans missed a couple of clear-cut chances to break the deadlock. Anyhow, Argentina look sharp in front of goal with Lautaro Martinez as a lone striker, and we predict that Lionel Scaloni’s men will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Friday morning.
As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Leo Messi, who has netted six goals in the process to date. The Peruvians continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and given their display in a 1-0 loss at Bolivia, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Leo Messi and Co.
Highlighted Player (Lionel Messi):
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario and he began his football career at Newell’s Old Boys. At age 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but having realized his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment.
Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou outfit ever since. The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015).
In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign. The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, but he has yet to win a trophy with Argentina national team at major tournaments. Leo Messi, though, has won Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.
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.