Colombia vs. Peru
June 20, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +130, Under 2.5 -163
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Colombia and Peru are facing off at Estadio Pedro Ludovico in round 3 of Group B in the Copa America 2021. Colombia is undefeated in the first 2 games in this tournament, but they have been struggling with scoring goals. Peru has played only 1 game so far in Copa America, and they ended up losing to Brazil.
Colombia is in solid form, and they have 2 wins and 2 draws in their last 4 games, but they have also conceded a red card in their last game against Venezuela. Colombia was the dominant team in that game with 65% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Despite all of their chances, and there were a lot of them, Colombia wasn’t able to score a goal here, and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. So far in this tournament, Colombia has scored only 1 goal, and the goalscorer was Cardona. With 4 points, Colombia is now in 2nd place, just behind Brazil, and they will be advancing to the next stage of this competition. Colombia has a lot of offensive firepower, but they need to utilize that power better.
Peru is the weakest team in South America, and their win against Ecuador last week was a blunder. In their first game in this tournament, Peru was facing Brazil, the favorite of this competition, and they didn’t have a good time. Peru has had 45% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 84% of the correct passes. The first half was somewhat decent for Peru as they conceded only 1 goal, but the second half was a disaster. Peru has conceded 3 more goals, and they have lost this game 4-0. Peru is in the last place in this group, and unless they win at least one game, I think they will be the team sent home after the group stage. Peru doesn’t have a good defense, they don’t have the midfield, and their offense is their weakest part. The only opponent Peru might beat is Ecuador, and possibly Venezuela, but they will need a lot of luck to accomplish that.
Peru hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Colombia, while Colombia hasn’t lost in their last 4 games. I think this will finally be the game where Colombia will score more than 1 goal, and I see them winning this game in the process.