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This big WC Qualifiers - South America meeting sees Peru taking to the field against their opponents Venezuela on Wednesday.
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Peru won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 2-0 WC Qualifiers - South America defeat in their last game at the hands of Bolivia.
In that match, Peru managed 55% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Bolivia got 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Henry Vaca (20') was the scorer for Bolivia.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Peru have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Peru have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals along the way.
In their previous fixture, Venezuela drew 0-0 in the WC Qualifiers - South America match with Ecuador.
In that game, Venezuela managed 50% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Ecuador had 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
A run of accomplished showings by the Venezuela defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their previous 6 clashes combined. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 6. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 25/03/2016 tells us that Peru have won 3 of them and Venezuela 0, with the tally of draws being 3.
A total of 13 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 from La Blanquirroja and 5 belonging to La Vinotinto. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was WC Qualifiers - South America match day 14 on 16/11/2021 when it ended Venezuela 1-2 Peru.
On that day, Venezuela had 60% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Darwin Machís (52').
On the other side, Peru had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Gianluca Lapadula (18') and Christian Cueva (65') scored.
In our opinion, Venezuela will need to put in a solid display to score goals against this Peru lineup who we think will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
Our tip is therefore for a narrow 1-0 advantage for Peru at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Nacional del Perú (43,086)
Captain: Paolo Guerrero
Chairman: Agustín Lozano
Manager: Juan Reynoso
Competitions: WC Qualifiers - South America (League Round)