Our football match prediction:
Colombia will be looking to make amends for a 3-0 loss to Argentina when they welcome Bolivia at their Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez on Thursday evening. Los Cafeteros aim to regain their spot in top five and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at Mauricio Portillo’s team. The Bolivians did well to beat Paraguay (1-0) at home in their last qualifier, but it is well known that they struggle on the travels. The bad news for the hosts is that Monaco striker Radamel Falcao misses Thursday’s football match with injury, but coach Jose Pekerman has a number of top-class players to choose from and Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez is definitely capable of posing a big threat for the opposition back-line. The Colombians have yet to suffer a loss at home in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and they are likely to beat Bolivia in Baranquilla.
Highlighted Player (Juanpi):
Born in Caracas, Venezuela on 24 January, 1994, Juan Pablo Anor Acosta played for the likes of Loyola, Caracas and Malaga during his youth career. Juanpi is still part of Malaga and he plays for the La Liga outfit as an attacking midfielder and his side positions are right wing and central midfield. The Venezuelan footballer is well known for his speed and his brilliant technique. Juanpi made his La Liga debut on 29 August, 2014, coming as a substitute in the 75th minute of a 3-0 defeat at Valencia. The pacey footballer scored his first goal for Malaga on 6 January, 2015 in a Copa del Rey game against Levante. Juanpi represented Venezuela U17 team at the 2011 South American Championship and he made two appearances for Venezuela U20 team as well. On 14 November, 2014 Juanpi made his debut for the senior team, coming as a substitute in a 5-0 loss to Chile. The Venezuelan ace scored his first goal for the Venezuelan national team in a 2-2 draw with Argentina in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
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.