International Friendlies – Peru vs Colombia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Peru vs Colombia kick off? Friday 15th November, 2019 – 01:30 (UK)

Where is Peru vs Colombia being played? Hard Rock Stadium

What TV channel is Peru vs Colombia on? Movistar Deportes (Peru), Caracol TV (Colombia)

Where can I stream Peru vs Colombia? BeIN Sports (Africa and Asia), PPV (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Peru vs Colombia? Tickets can be purchased at the stadium on the day of the match

THE TEAM NEWS

PERU

  • Peru have won just three of their last 10 games in all competitions (W3, D3, L4) and are coming off a 1-1 draw against Uruguay at home in their most recent match. Scoring has been quite an issue for Peru in recent games, as they have notched one or fewer goals scored in each of his last five outings.
  • Manager Ricardo Gareca has not made too many changes to the squad that plays on a regular basis, although Andre Carrillo and Christian Cueva have both been left out due to their poor form in recent months.

Expected Starting XI: Pedro Gallese; Luis Advíncula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco; Cristofer Gonzales, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Gabriel Costa, Paolo Guerrero, Edison Flores

COLOMBIA

  • Colombia enter this game on a five-game winless streak across all competitions (D4, L1) and that run has put manager Carlos Queiroz under pressure, particularly because Los Cafeteros have not scored in four of those games, including each of the last three. They are coming off a 3-0 defeat against Algeria in their most recent friendly match.
  • Full-back Johan Mojica has been left out of the squad due to an injury. Arguably, the return of James Rodriguez is the biggest news for Los Cafeteros, although they will still be missing Radamel Falcao and Duvan Zapata up front. Juan Fernando Quintero has not been included since he is not 100% fit yet.

Expected Starting XI: David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sánchez, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo; Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Wilmar Barrios, Mateus Uribe, James Rodríguez; Luis Muriel, Roger Martínez

THE PREDICTION

Peru’s last four games have ended with two or fewer goals scored in total and, out of their last 10 games, just three have seen both sides scoring. Colombia are on a three-game scoreless run, and they have averaged just 1.2 goals scored per game over their last 10 outings. Both sides are undergoing testing processes for new players and while Colombia have looked better on paper, Peru have the better recent form. This game is expected to be quite tight given both sides’ struggles in the final third, but Colombia should walk away with the win to shake off their scoring woes.

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