Colombia will be looking forward to end their goalless run when they take on Peru at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida USA. This match is scheduled on Saturday 16th 2019 starting from 01:30 GMT.
Los Cafeteros has had a poor run in their last three international matched with them losing in their last match against Algeria, 3-0. They have likewise failed to score even a single goal in their last three friendly matches. This will most likely put a lot of pressure on the coach, Carlos Queiroz ahead of their trip to Florida.
Peru, on the other hand, managed to share the spoils with Uruguay back in October. However, it has to be noted that Uruguay was without their two talismans, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
Uruguay real need this win and it is, without doubt, the nominal visitors will give their hearts out during the match. However, Peru is not going to make things easier for them. The match is not likely to be a walk in the park as it may seem for Colombia. Nevertheless, with the help of Atalanta striker, Luis Muriel, we believe Colombia will emerge victoriously.
Colombia vs. Peru Head to Head
Teams Columbia and Peru have so far played 19 matches between them. Of the 19 matches, Colombia won 9 direct matches while Peru won 2. 8 of their meetings ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two sides’ 8 most recent meetings and how things turned out for each:
Peru 0-3 Colombia, Peru 1-1 Colombia, Peru 0-0 Colombia, Colombia 2-0 Peru, Colombia 1-1 Peru, Colombia 2-0 Peru, Peru 0-1 Colombia.
Colombia is likely to miss the services of James Rodriguez after he sustained an injury while playing for Madrid. Despite coach, Carlos Queiroz including him in his 22-man squad, his injury is doubtful and he has been requested by his Club to avoid the international debut.
Peru, on the other hand, is likely to bank on their Atalanta attacker, Luis Muriel who has been seen to be in great form of late.
Prediction and Odds
Both club teams are looking forward to win hence this is not going to be an easy match at all. Colombia feels like they have to win by all means to gain the confidence of their fans after going for three matches without scoring. Peru, on the other hand, is looking for an opportunity to revenge on Colombia who beat them 0-3 back in June 2019 with Peru bagging a red card for Victor Yotun. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Colombia to win
- Both teams to score
- Under 2.5 goals on fulltime.