Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Venezuela and Peru face each other at Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers round 14. La Vinotinto are stuck at the bottom of the table ahead of the visit of Peru, and given their difficulties in front of goal, home win should not be considered. Key player Yeferson Soteldo remains on the sidelines, as well as experienced attacker Salomon Rondon. The Peruvians, on the other hand, aim to build on a morale-boosting win over Bolivia.
Even though Ricardo Gareca’s troops are not regarded as good travelers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors, who aim to keep their World Cup qualifying hopes alive. Jefferson Farfan is likely to start from the bench once again, while Yoshimar Yotun returns to the starting XI after serving his one-game ban in the 3-0 win over La Verde.
Highlighted Player (Josef Martinez):
Josef Martinez started his senior career at Caracas, but he made no more than 36 league appearances for the Venezuelan outfit from 2010 to 2012. Martinez then moved to Europe and the 170-cm tall striker scored 4 goals in 34 appearances for the capital club. In the 2013/2014 season he played for fellow Swiss outfit Thun (on loan) and on June 7, 2014 he signed a contract with Serie A team Torino.
In December, 2017 Josef Martinez scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight in a 2-2 draw with Palermo. The Venezuela international currently plays (on loan) for Atlanta United in MLS and he made his debut for Gerardo Martino’s team against New York Red Bulls. Speaking of his international career, Martinez made his Venezuela debut against El Salvador, coming from the bench after 76 minutes.
On November 10, 2016 he scored a hat-trick for La Vinotinto in a thrilling 5-0 victory over Bolivia and it has to be noted that he has four caps (two goals) for Venezuela U20 team.
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.