Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
Chile did remarkably well to defend their Copa America trophy earlier this year, but la Roja have been struggling in the World Cup qualifiers ever since coach Jorge Sampaoli quit his job. The Chileans are on a three-game winless run in the process and they experienced all sorts of problems in a 3-0 loss to Ecuador on Thursday. Coach Pizzi is under big pressure ahead of Wednesday’s football match against Peru, but, no doubt, his men will give 100% to return to winning ways in the WC qualifiers. The Peruvians played out a 2-2 draw with Argentina on Friday, but seeing that they have slim chances of qualifying for the showpiece tournament in Russia, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted that Chile emerged triumphant in each of previous three meetings between the two teams in all competitions.
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.