Peru – Chile SOCCER PICKS
Peru and Chile meet at Sun Life Stadium, in a friendly match. This will be the 8th of the year for Peru, after the previous ones played against Germany, Holland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Iceland and Croatia. In the case of Chile, this is their 7th friendly of the year, after having already faced the Republic of Korea, Poland, Serbia, Romania, Denmark and Sweden. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 12-10-2016, ended with the victory of Chile for (2 -one). Chile presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The team of the house disputes its 8th friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies he registered the following markers: Germany (2-1) Peru, Netherlands (2-1) Peru, Sweden (0-0) Peru, Saudi Arabia (0-3) Peru, Peru (2-0) Scotland, Iceland (1-3) Peru and Peru (2-0) Croatia. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Peru has 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Peru reached this friendly with a defeat against Germany, 2-1, adding in this way the second snub followed in friendly games of preparation: the only goal of the team was marked by Advíncula. The coach Ricardo Gareca usually plays in 4-3-3, being Raúl Ruidíaz, player of the Portland Timbers, the most offensive reference of the Peruvians. On the other hand, Christian Cueva is one of the players responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process, owning great vision of the game and quality of the pass. Everything indicates that the coach can count on all the players at his disposal.
The visiting team disputes its 7th friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies it registered the following scores: Republic of Korea (0-0) Chile, Poland (2-2) Chile, Serbia (0-1) Chile, Romania (3-2) Chile, Denmark (0-0) Chile and Sweden (1-2) Chile. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 6 matches they played for the Friendlies, Chile won 2, drew 3 and lost 1. In away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 15 matches finished with Under 1, 5 goals and 10 in 15 ended with less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The selection of Chile leaves for this party with a scoreless match against South Korea, totaling the third followed game without losing in friendly games. In this match against Peru, coach Reinaldo Rueda must play in 4-2-3-1, Aránguiz being the most offensive reference of the team. On the other hand, Alexis Sánchez is the great highlight of this training, being very fast and competent at the time of finishing. It is important to underline that the Chilean team presents some defensive difficulties, which will easily be exploited by the opponent. There are no absences of weight for this game.