Kick off: Saturday, 18 June @1:00 GMT
Venue: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
Head to Head Record
Colombia vs Peru 2-0 (2018 World Cup qualifiers)
Colombia vs Peru 1-1 (2015 Friendly International)
Colombia vs Peru 0-0 (2015 Copa America)
Colombia vs Peru 2-0 (2014 World Cup qualifiers)
Peru vs Colombia 0-1 (2014 World Cup qualifiers)
Peru vs Colombia Team News
Renato Tapia and Alberto Rodriguez have both recovered from their respective injuries. The likes of Paolo Guerrero, Raul Ruidiaz and Andy Polo all picked up injuries against Brazil, but the trio should be fit to face Colombia in the Copa America quarter-finals. Yoshimar Yotun misses the match through suspension. Renato Tapia is likely to replace Adan Balbin in the starting XI.
Suspended: Yoshimar Yotun (29/1)
Oscar Murillo was forced to withdraw from the squad with injury, but coach Jose Pekerman has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Peru game. James Rodriguez’s injury is in the past and the Real Madrid ace will be the man to watch in the away team. Milan striker Carlos Bacca should lead the line for los Cafeteros against Peru. Cuadrado, David Ospina and Jeison Murillo return to the starting line-up after they were rested against Costa Rica.
Injured: Oscar Murillo (2/0)
- Peru are on a five-game unbeaten run ahead of the Colombia game
- Colombia scored 2+ goals in each of their last six matches
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in previous nine games between Peru and Colombia
- Peru recorded their last win over Colombia back in 2011
- In their last meeting at Copa America the two teams played out a goalless draw
Peru vs Colombia Prediction
A place in the Copa America semis will be at stake when Peru and Colombia square off against each other at MetLife Stadium. La Bicolor did well to shock Brazil in their final group game and they will be looking to build on the triumph when they take on los Cafeteros. However, seeing that Ricardo Gareca’s men were more than fortunate to beat the Selecao in the decider, I am tempted to put my money on the Colombians, who have been in a fine form at the tournament in USA.
Betting Tip: Colombia to win
Odds: 1.60 (3/5) @Unibet
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