Copa America -Team profiles - Peru - 2015 06/11/2015 Preview,Odds &Overall Prediction
11th June 2015 - 4th July 2015
The Line: Argentina 9/4 Brazil 10/3 Chile 4/1 Colombia 6/1 Uruguay 12/1 Mexico 18/1 Ecudaor 25/1 Bar 40/1+ See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports, Bein Sports
The 2015 Copa America will be a star studded event and here at Sports Chat Place we want to give you all the information on the twelve teams taking part we will have a team profile each day and will of course cover every game of the tournament and provide tips and predictions for tournament bets, group bets and individual match bets. In our tenth installment we look at Peru, a side in form and with some exciting young players. Peru could be one of the shock teams of the tournament if their youth can fullfill it's potential here.
Manager: Ricardo Gareca
Captain: Claudio Pizarro(Peru)
Star Man: Jefferson Far Fan (Schalke)
Key Player: Guerrero (Flamengo)
Young Player to Watch: Reyna (Leipzig)
With a good mix of youth and experience this Peru side could cause some upsets at the Copa this year. Bayern Munich striker and captain of the side Claudio Pizarro will want a good showing from himself and his side in what will probably be his last major tournament. While Pizarro is probably the most famous peruvian footballer right now there are a couple of players in the Bundesliga who are arguably more important to the side now. Jefferson Far Fan had an injury interrupted season at Schalke but he will be key for Peru. Far Fan scored in the recent friendly against Mexico to enforce my opinion that he will be key to how Peru do in the tournament.
One of the players to watch in this tournament will be winger/striker Reyna who plays in the second division in Germany with Leipzig, depending on how much game time the youngster gets he could be one who earns a move to a bigger club in Europe. Either way I will be interested to see how he goes here. Unfortunately though Peru pulled a really tough draw here against Colombia and Brazil and Venezuela and I think this costs them a place in the quarter finals.