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Argentina vs Peru Predictions & Tips - Messi to inspire Argentina to victory in the World Cup qualifiers

  • Argentina vs Peru predictions for Friday’s World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played at Estadio Monumental Antonio V. Liberti (12.30am BST)
  • Argentina have won 3-0 in their last 2 home matches
  • Can Peru score in Buenos Aires?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Eddy Tora 13 Oct 2021
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Argentina vs Peru Predictions


Argentina should be too strong for Peru in the World Cup qualifiers. I am backing Lionel Messi to score first in a comfortable win in Buenos Aires.
  • Argentina vs Peru Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Argentina Form
  • Argentina Squad & Team News
  • Peru Form
  • Peru Squad & Team News
  • Argentina vs Peru Live Stream FAQ

  • Argentina have won 3-0 in their last 2 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Argentina have kept 3 consecutive clean sheets (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Argentina’s Lionel Messi has scored 4 goals in his last 3 internationals (all competitions).
  • Argentina have won 6 of their last 7 home matches against Peru (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Peru have lost to nil in 3 of their last 4 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Argentina have a 25-5 advantage against Peru with 9 draws in 39 matches.

Peru have not beaten Argentina since 1997.

Argentina Form


Argentina haven’t lost since 2019, going undefeated in their last 24 matches. La Albiceleste won the 2021 Copa America in July, beating Brazil 1-0 in the final.

Lionel Scaloni’s side returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 win in Venezuela, 3-0 win against Bolivia and 0-0 draw in Paraguay where they had 69% possession.

Argentina’s last match was a 3-0 win against Uruguay. It was a deserved win with Lionel Messi, Rodrigo de Paul and Lautaro Martínez on target.

Argentina Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martínez, Esteban Andrada, Juan Musso
Defenders: Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña, Nicolás Tagliafico, Germán Pezzella, Gonzalo Montiel, Juan Foyth, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez, Facundo Medina
Midfielders: Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Giovani Lo Celso, Guido Rodríguez, Ángel Correa, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolás Domínguez, Alejandro Gómez
Forwards: Lionel Messi (captain), Lautaro Martínez, Nicolás González, Joaquín Correa, Lucas Alario, Julián Álvarez

Paulo Dybala and Sergio Agüero are injured.

Marcos Acuña picked up a knock in Paraguay and could be replaced by Nicolás Tagliafico.

Lionel Messi has scored 80 goals in 155 internationals.

Peru Form


Peru finished fourth at Copa America, losing 1-0 against Brazil in the semi-finals before losing 3-2 against Colombia in the third-place play-off.

La Blanquirroja had a terrible start to the World Cup qualifiers. They have recovered with some strong results at home but remain poor on the road.

Ricardo Gareca’s side are coming off a 1-0 defeat in Bolivia despite playing against 10 men for the final 15 minutes.

Peru Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese, José Carvallo, Carlos Cáceda
Defenders: Luis Advíncula, Christian Ramos, Miguel Trauco, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Anderson Santamaría, Alexander Callens, Miguel Araujo, Marcos López, Jhilmar Lora
Midfielders: Yoshimar Yotún, Christian Cueva, André Carrillo, Pedro Aquino, Christofer Gonzáles, Sergio Peña, Wilder Cartagena, Horacio Calcaterra, Raziel García, Gabriel Costa
Forwards: Jefferson Farfán (captain), Gianluca Lapadula, Santiago Ormeño, Alex Valera, Oslimg Mora

Aldo Corzo, Renato Tapia, Edison Flores, Martín Távara, Raúl Ruidíaz, Paolo Guerrero, Andy Polo and Yordy Reyna are all injured.

Guerrero will be missed after scoring 38 goals in 107 internationals.

Jefferson Farfán has scored 27 goals in 99 internationals.

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Verdict

Argentina are full of confidence and should comfortably account for Peru. Lionel Messi will fancy his chances of adding to his international goal tally.

Best Bet: Argentina Win To Nil $1.83 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Argentina -2 Handicap $3.20 at Neds - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Lionel Messi First Goalscorer $3.60 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Argentina Win 3-0 Correct Score $7.00 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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