Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Estadio Nacional de Lima will host Monday’s World Cup qualifier between Peru and Venezuela. Peru head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Uruguay, with the team eyeing their second win of the process. La Blanquirroja, though, will not have a better chance than this to get back on course, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Venezuela.
Experienced attacker Paolo Guerrero should keep his place in the starting XI as a lone forward. La Vinotinto, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to Argentina, and seeing that they lost both Velazquez and Martinez in Friday’s qualifier, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Peru’s party in Quito. Key attacker Salomon Rondon is out of contention for the visitors as well, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Peruvians.
Highlighted Player (Beto da Silva):
Born in Lima, Peru on December 28, 1996, Beto Da Silva is a Peruvian footballer who began his senior career at Sporting Cristal. The pacey attacker scored six goals in 16 appearances in the league for los Celestes and in 2016 he joined Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Da Silva signed a two-and-half year deal with PSV and he was immediately sent to Jong PSV. The Brazilian striker scored four goals in 27 appearances in Earste Divisie and on January 6, 2017 he was promoted to the senior team. Da Silva was an unused substitute in a 2-0 victory over Excelsior, but he did not see any game action for the the Boeren in the Eredivisie.
In the winter of 2017 he returned to his boyhood club Gremio, signing a four-year deal with the Brazilian club. Speaking of his international career, Beto da Silva made his Peru debut on May 23, 2016 in a friendly game against Trinidad & Tobago.
Highlighted Team (Venezuela):
The Venezuela national team is the member of South American CONMEBOL confederation competing at the international stage since 1938, at the same time fighting for glory and popularity in the country where baseball diverts all of the attention from the sport. With increased popularity of the FIFA World Cup the country found enough motivation and incentive to increase player development and fan support in order to strengthen the cult of the national football team.
However, South American minnows Venezuela have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and as of 2014 they remain the only CONMEBOL member not to achieve this feat. La Vinotinto have however appeared in 15 Copa America tournament with their first entry coming in 1967. Their best result was the fourth-place finish in 2011 and under the new leadership of Rafael Dudamet, Venezuela are looking for an upset at Copa America Centenario.
The most prominent player of the Venezuela national team is New York Cosmos midfielder Juan Arango who is the team’s top scorer and the player with most caps.