Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Bolivia will look to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Ecuador when they take on Peru at Estadio Hernando Siles, the venue above the clouds. La Verde have slim chances of securing qualification for the 2022 World Cup finals, but the hope dies last. It is well known that Bolivia produce much better showings at home than on the travels due to the high altitude, but they face a difficult task in Sunday’s clash.
As always, a man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Marcelo Moreno. The Peruvians, on the other hand, did well to beat Vidal-less Chile on Paolo Guerrero’s return to the starting XI. Since the visitors are only three points behind top five, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Ricardo Gareca’s troops. You should bear in mind that Peru are eyeing their fifth consecutive win over Bolivia in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Luis Haquin):
Born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Luis Haquin is a 190-cm-tall defender who plays for Mexican side Puebla. Haquin started his senior career at Oriente Petrolero and after scoring three goals in 63 appearances in the Bolivian top flight, he moved to Puebla in 2018.
The Bolivia international made his debut for the Mexican team on February 16, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Pachuca in Liga MX. Speaking of his international debut, Luis Haquin played his first ever match for the Bolivia national team on June 7, 2017 in a friendly against Nicaragua.
La Verde won the match 3-2, with Haquin coming as a substitute for Joan Candia in the dying minutes of the game. It has to be noted that the Puebla man has 4 caps for Bolivia U20 team. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.