11/17/20 7:30 pm
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Peru is hosting Argentina at Estadio Nacional in round 4 in the South American World Cup qualifications.
Peru is still winless in these qualifications, and they have won only 1 of their last 9 games. Peru is on a 6-game streak without a win during which they conceded 11 goals while scoring 5 goals. Peru is in 8th place with 1 point, 4 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals so far. Carrillo has scored 3 goals for Peru so far, while Tapia added 1 goal. In their latest qualifications match against Chile on the road, Peru has had 52% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. With 2 conceded goals in the first half, Peru has lost this game 2-0. There aren’t many good things about Peru’s team, and I honestly don’t see them getting to the World Cup. I know there are still a lot of games left to be played, but Peru would have to make a hard turn, and they will need to start winning games as soon as possible if they want to reach the top 5 in the standings.
Argentina is on a roll, and they have lost only 1 of their last 14 games. After two wins in the first two games of these qualifications, Argentina was hosting Paraguay, and they were the better team in that game with 68% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 86% of ball possession. Argentina conceded a goal from a penalty kick in the 21st minute, but they were able to tie the score in the 41st minute. Argentina was dominant in the second half, and they have had a few good chances and even one disallowed goal by the VAR. this game ended in a 1-1 draw. Gonzalez, Correa, Messi, and Martinez have each scored 1 goal for Argentina. With 7 points, 4 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals, Argentina is now in second place in the standings. The biggest problem for Argentina, and Barcelona, is that Messi is still struggling with form, and he is yet to score a goal from a play this season. After all that drama in the offseason about Messi leaving Barcelona, it’s understandable that he is struggling with form, but I don’t doubt we will see the old Messi soon. All it takes is one goal to get that sense of relief, and I have a feeling it might happen in this game.
Peru hasn’t won any of their last 6 games, but they have not lost to Argentina at home in their last 3 games. If Argentina will beat Peru, it will be now when Peru is in terrible form, and they are struggling on both ends. I will side with Argentina on the road in this one.