Chile host Peru at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in a 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier on Friday. It should be an intriguing clash with both teams on one point after two matches. Can Peru win away from home or will the visitors be happy to take a point?
Chile finished fourth at the 2019 Copa America. La Roja lost 3-0 against Peru in the semi-finals and 2-1 against Argentina in the 3rd place playoff.
Reinaldo Rueda’s side played four friendlies in September and October 2019, two draws and a defeat followed with a 3-2 win against Guinea.
Chile fell to a 2-1 loss against Uruguay in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier. Alexis Sánchez equalised in the second half but they conceded in added time in a disappointing result.
In their last mach Chile were held to a 2-2 home draw by Colombia. Arturo Vida equalised after Colombia took an early lead before Alexis Sanchez put Chile 2-1 before the break. Unfortunately Colombia’s Radamel Falcao levelled matters in the 90th minute.
Chile Team News
Claudio Bravo is back in the squad and could add to his 123 caps but defender Gary Medel remains absent.
Arturo Vidal will be Chile’s kingpin in midfield while Alexis Sanchez will lead the attack. He has scored in Chile’s last two matches while Vidal has hit the back of the net in two of his last three internationals.
Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo, Brayan Cortés, Omar Carabalí
Defenders: Mauricio Isla, Jean Beausejour, Paulo Díaz, Guillermo Maripán, Sebastián Vegas, Francisco Sierralta, Nicolás Díaz, Yonathan Andía.
Midfielders: Arturo Vidal, Erick Pulgar, César Pinares, Claudio Baeza, Jean Meneses, Rodrigo Echeverría, Pablo Parra.
Forwards: Alexis Sánchez, Fabián Orellana, Diego Rubio, Felipe Mora, Andrés Vilches, Niklas Castro, Carlos Palacios
Peru had a stellar run in the 2019 Copa America where they were defeated 3-1 by Brazil in the final in Rio. Since then Peru have lost 1-0 at home to Ecuador, beaten Brazil 1-0 away, lost 1-0 away to Uruguay and drawn 1-1 at home against the same opponents.
That string of results was followed with a 1-0 defeat in Colombia before drawing away in Paraguay in their first World Cup Qualifier. Peru’s last match saw them suffer a 4-2 home defeat to Brazil. Andre Carrillo gave Peru an early lead but Brazil equalised through Neymar.
Renato Tapia regained the lead for the hosts but Neymar completed his hat-trick in the second half to secure three points for Brazil.
Peru Team News
Andre Carrillo has been great form for Peru with three goals in the opening two World Cup qualifiers. In midfield Renato Tapia could be crucial to Peru’s cause as the seen an upset on the road.
Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese, José Carvallo, Renato Solís
Defenders: Luis Advíncula, Christian Ramos, Miguel Trauco, Aldo Corzo, Luis Abram, Miguel Araujo, Anderson Santamaría, Alexander Callens, Marcos López, Jean-Pierre Rhyner
Midfielders: Yoshimar Yotún, Christian Cueva, Renato Tapia, Pedro Aquino, Christofer Gonzáles, Wilder Cartagena
Forwards: André Carrillo, Edison Flores, Raúl Ruidíaz, Andy Polo, Gianluca Lapadula, Aldair Rodríguez
Chile vs Peru Head to Head
Chile lead 13-6 against Peru in their 20 matches. There has been one draw.
They last met at the 2019 Copa America where Peru were comfortable 3-0 winners in Brazil.
Chile vs Peru Odds
Chile are priced at 1.83 to win with Peru coming in at 4.25. A draw is valued at 3.50 with bet365
Chile vs Peru Match Up
Chile have the bigger names but Peru have proven time and again that as a collective they are a force to be reckoned with. Reaching the Copa America final in 2019 was no small feat for Peru and Chile won’t have things all their own way on Friday.
Chile vs Peru Stats
- Chile have drawn 2 of their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
- Chile have seen BTTS Yes in their last 2 home matches (all competitions).
- Peru have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
- Peru have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
- Peru made the 2019 Copa America final where they lost to Brazil.