Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Nacional Julio Martineze Pradanos when Chile and Peru face each other in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers round 3. La Roja are eager to record their first win of the process, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Peru. The good news for the hosts is that first-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has overcome his injury, with boss Reinaldo Rueda convincing Jean Beausejour to make his return to the national team.
Both Erick Pulgar and Guillermo Maripan have recovered from coronavirus, while Eduardo Vargas and Gabriel Arias have been left out of the squad. As always, men to watch in the home team will be Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez. Since both Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan are sidelined with injury for the visitors, home win should definitely be considered. Benevento attacker Gianluca Lapadula could make his Peru debut against Chile.
Highlighted Player (Arturo Vidal):
Arturo Vidal is a Chilean international who started his senior career at Colo-Colo. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Bayer Leverkusen. After making 117 league appearances for the Bundesliga outfit from 2007 to 2011, he joined Juventus on 22 July, 2011 for a fee of €10.5 million.
Vidal won four Serie A trophies with the Bianconeri and he participated in the Champions League final against Barcelona on 6 June, 2015. The Serie A giants, though, were beaten by Barca in the title game. In the summer of 2015 he moved to Bayern Munich and he won the Bundesliga trophies with Pep Guardiola’s team in the 2015/2016 season. Speaking of his international career, Vidal won two Copa America trophies with Chile (2015, 2016).
The Chilean ace is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both as defensive at attacking midfielder as well. His contract with Bayern Munich expires on 30 June, 2019.
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.