Both Chile and Peru have reached the semi-finals of Copa America 2019 after penalty shootouts. Both sides are hoping that the lady luck could look at them again and give them a ticket to the final. But, she can help only one of these teams. So, who’s going to be the happier team once the clash of the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre ends? Read our Chile vs Peru prediction and betting tips to find out!
Let’s start this Chile vs Peru prediction by reminding ourselves that Chile is the team that won Copa America Centenario three years ago. Their players aren’t getting any younger, but these guys haven’t forgotten how to play football in that period. Although most of them are already in their thirties, Chile players look fresh and enthusiastic.
Still, we can’t say they’ve been performing like true favorites for winning the trophy. For instance, they lost to Uruguay in the group stage, while in the quarter-finals, they knocked-out Colombia after penalties. The only good news for their fans is that they’re playing against one of the biggest underdogs in the semi-final.
When player quality is concerned, Chile are a much, much better team than Peru. But, at this stage of the tournament, every game seems difficult, so you can be sure that Chile will have a lot of trouble finding the net against Peru. Even though they have some really amazing players in the final third, scoring against Peru won’t be too easy because this team is likely to play ultra-defensive football at the Arena do Gremio.
Peru players aren’t world-class, especially not at the back. They got hammered by Brazil in the group stage by 5:0, which shows how leaky their defense is. But, then in the quarter-final, they played 0:0 with mighty Uruguay and left them behind after penalties.
The reason why they were able to knock-out Uruguay is that they played very cautiously in defense. Uruguay did have four times more chances than them, but only three of those attempts were shots on goal. You can be sure Peru will use basically the same tactic for this game.
But, can they do the same twice and get away with it? They can surely try. Chile players are much more talented than those playing for Peru, but this doesn’t mean Peru can’t outsmart them. Or, at least try to do so.
The last time these two met, Peru did outsmart them and won 3:0 However, that match was friendly. Before that, in competitive matches, Chile were winners three times in a row, stretching their winning streak all the way to 2014. So, can Peru surprise them once again? Go to the Chile vs Peru betting tips to find out!
Arias – Medel, Maripan, Isla, Beausejour – Pulgar, Aranguiz, Vidal – Sanchez, Fuenzalida, Vargas
Gallese – Abram, Zambrano, Advincula, Trauco – Tapia, Yotun, Cueva, Carrillo, Flores – Guerrero
Chile vs Peru Prediction
In the quarter-finals of Copa America 2019, three matches finished as a draw in the regular time. That shows that all the teams care a lot about the result, so they’re not too willing to risk anything. Both Chile and Peru showed in their quarter-final games that keeping their net safe was their priority. Something similar might happen this time as well.
Of course, Chile is the favorite here. And Chile players are expected to have the ball in their feet for most of the match. But, will it pay off for them? Probably yes, but maybe not straight away.
Chile vs Peru Betting Tips
- Chile to Advance @1.50 (William Hill)
- HT Draw @1.95 (bet365)