Copa America - Peru preview
Brazil – Peru – Colombia – Venezuela
Group B should be a stroll for Brazil but Colombia are a capable side. Peru and Venezuela will likely battle for that possible 3rd spot.
Ok let’s break down the teams with some outright betting, Group Winners and anything else that presents itself!
PERU (Ranked 7th in Comnebol)
2014-15 Form: 5 wins, 1 draws, 5 losses. – Win % 45%
2014-15 Top Scorers: C.Ascues 5, P.Guerrero 2.
Peru have a decent attack with top level strikers - Farfan, Guerrero and Pizarro have all featured in the top leagues. They don’t have enough quality in other areas though with veteran midfielder/wing back Vargas the only other big name.
Peru will likely get nothing from Brazil and Colombia so face a race for the three points against Venezuela – that could be enough to take them through as a best 3rd place team. They are reliant on not leaking goals against Colombia and Brazil – which is a difficult task.
I don’t think its possible that Peru can get more than 1 point from Colombia and Brazil – if they somehow manage it and beat Venezuela then they should qualify. Its possible they can progress with just a win over Peru but that a tall order. They are 11/5 or 3.20 with Ladbrokes to qualify – however I recommend no bet.