Chile vs Perú Copa America Predictions

Copa America 2019 Semi Finals
Chile vs Perú - Copa America

The match is over.
Score: 0-3

The second semi final of the Copa America between Peru and Chile takes place on Thursday and even though both could be considered underdogs in the entire tournament as compared to Argentina and Brazil, no one will go into the tie thinking they’re playing for second place in the final.

Predictions

It appears that, on paper, Chile should be favourites for this game but Peru won’t go down without a fight and have an incredible never say die attitude.

Peru come into this game off the back of a dramatic penalty shootout win against Uruguay, winning 5-4 on penalties – after a tetchy and controversial 0-0 draw.

Chile also come into this one following a 5-4 win on penalties, over Colombia, in a game that also finished 0-0 after 90 minutes despite both teams being at full strength.

Peru don’t have a 100% record in this competition, beating Uruguay and Bolivia but drawing with Venezuela and losing to Brazil in the group stage.

Chile also don’t have a 100% record. They beat Colombia in the knockout round but lost to Uruguay in the group stages, while beating Ecuador and Japan in the same group.

Peru would not have expected to be in the last four of the tournament, while holders Chile are looking for a third straight tournament victory. It’s surprise packages against continental heavyweights, but this is where Peru’s dream ends. Chile should win, and 2-1 is not an unrealistic outcome.

Betting Tips

Chile are favourites for this clash so a win for them carries very little risk – according to the bookmakers while it is also somewhat likely that both teams will score and Chile will find a way through. Peru know that this chance may never come around again so they will be trying their hardest to win, and this is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 888sport have it as 8/1.

These are lengthy odds for an outcome which is more probable than they reflect, due to the results throughout the group stage. Chile’s talent levels should see them have the advantage early on in the game before Peru nick a goal before the interval, and the scoreline being level at the break before Chile pull away in the second half is a likely outcome, rated at 19/5 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

There have been 82 games played between these two nations starting back in 1935, with Peru winning 22 games, a draw being played out 15 times and Chile winning a massive 45 of them.

Stats

  • The first game in 1935 resulted in a Peru win, with the Peruvians winning 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Alberto Montellanos.
  • The highest margin of victory in this fixture is 6-0, which was set by Peru in 1995 when they smashed a Chile side containing Marcelo Salas, with a hat trick each from Ronald Baroni and Flavio Francisco Maestri.
  • The most recent win was in favour of Peru in 2018 when they won 3-0, but the last Chile victory came a year earlier in 2016 during the qualification process for the 2018 World Cup.
  • Since 2006, Chile have won 12 of the last 15 games against Peru, but an interesting fact about the two Peru wins was they managed to keep Chile quiet, not conceding in their 3-0 and 1-0 wins.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

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