Ecuador and Peru are playing at Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico in round 4 of Group B in the Copa America 2021. Ecuador is not doing well at all in this tournament, and they are now in last place with only 1 point. Peru has played only 2 games so far, but they have 1 win and 1 draw, and they are in 3rd place.
Ecuador is winless in their last 4 games while losing 3 of those 4 games. So far in this tournament, Ecuador has scored 2 goals while conceding 3 goals, and they are barely producing anything in the attacking end. In their last game against Venezuela, Ecuador has had a massive 69% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Ecuador was leading twice in this game, but Venezuela has come back twice. The final result of this match was 2-2. Ecuador is playing against Brazil after this match, and I don’t think they can count on points from that game, which means this match against Peru is the decisive game for Ecuador and their future in this tournament.
Peru has 2 wins in their last 3 games, and at the moment, they are in 3rd place in their group, which is the spot that will take them to the next stage. In their last game, Peru was playing against Colombia, and they have had 41% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. With a goal in the 17th minute and an own goal from Colombia in the second half, Peru has won this match 1-2. Pena is now the only goalscorer for Peru with only 1 goal. Peru is facing Venezuela after this match, and a point might be enough for them to advance to the next stage, but if they get a positive result from this match, Peru might get through. Peru has started producing in the attacking end, which is quite surprising because they don’t have the quality to compete with most of the teams in South America, but good for them for being competitive in this tournament.
Ecuador is in terrible form right now, but they are in desperate need of a win. Peru has improved their form in the last few games, and they will be dangerous here, but I think I will stick to goals because neither team has the defense to stop each other.