Peru vs. Chile
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 3, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
Arena do Grêmio
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Chile +105 / Peru +320 / Draw +200
Chile and Peru will play each other in the semifinals of the 2019 Copa America.
Peru caused a major upset in the previous round as they eliminated Uruguay via a penalty shoot-out. It was a big win for Peru as they had a poor group stage but still managed to eliminate one of the bigger teams in the competition.
The defending was very strong by Peru as they kept a clean sheet against an attack that contained Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. Peru only allowed Uruguay 3 shots on target during the entire match.
While the defense was outstanding, Peru lacked any attacking ambition. In the 120 minutes of play, Peru had no shots on target. The creative passing was also lacking from Peru as they failed to get the ball in attacking areas
This is expected to be another tough match for Peru as Chile are the defending champions.
Looking at Chile, this team also had to go through a penalty shoot-out to qualify for the semifinals. It was a good performance by Chile as they defeated an extremely talented Colombia side.
Chile dominated the possession against Colombia as they had 59% of the ball. Chile took 10 shots but they failed to score in the 120 minutes. The defending was very impressive from Chile as they only allowed Colombia to pass at an accuracy of 70%. Chile only allowed Colombia 1 shot on target in the entire match. The defense has been impressive from Chile throughout this tournament as they have only conceded 2 goals in 4 matches.
Chile are the reigning champions and they have players like Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez who have won this title in the past.
This semifinal clash between Peru and Chile is set to take place at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre.
Peru showed great determination to defeat Uruguay but I see them losing this match. Chile have been in good form and they have the experience of winning this title in the past. The likes of Sanchez and Vidal are playing well and the team looks determined. Chile have a stronger squad and they should be good enough to make another Copa America final.