Argentina vs Peru World Cup Qualifier Match Preview- Can Argentina Qualify For The World Cup
Argentina v Peru is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, World Cup qualifier coming up in the next few days. The home side will be hoping that La Bombanera will will them onto a victory that could be so crucial.
Peru will not be pushovers, as they have shown fine recent form and are in with a clear shout of reaching their first World Cup since Spain 1982.
To say Argentina’s spot in next summer’s World Cup is precarious would be an understatement.
Whilst Brazil have qualified with ease thanks to some stunning form under Tite, all the other big teams in Argentina are scrapping for the final spots.
Argentina come into this match at home to Peru, level on points with their opponents. With goal difference the same, Peru have better goals scored.
As it stands, Argentina are in the play-off position in South American World Cup qualifying. But, Jorge Sampaoli’s side have two games to save themselves, with a trip to Ecuador next week.
Match Details :
Date: Friday, 6th October 2017
Time : 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET/ 05:00 IST
Venue: Estadio Alberto J. Armando (Buenos Aires).
TV Broadcast : Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team News :
Sergio Aguero misses out for Argentina due to the broken rib suffered in a car accident in Amsterdam last week.
Sampaoli tried Messi, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi up front in the last two World Cup qualifiers.
All signs point to Icardi starting with Messi behind for the Peru match.
The recall of midfielder Fernando Gago was the big surprise for the Peru encounter and the Boca Juniors man is expected to start.
Peru have a number of injury and suspension issues coming into what is a huge game for them.
Andre Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Paolo Hurtado and Christian Ramos are all out due to suspension.
Star forward Jefferson Farfan is also a major injury doubt.
Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has ruled out man marking Leo Messi.
Argentina vs Peru: Head-to-head :
The teams settled for a 2-2 stalemate when they met in the reverse fixture at Peru on October 2016.
Peru were only able to beat Argentina once in their last 13 meetings in all competitions.
At home, Argentina had never lost a qualification fixture of Peru, unbeaten in 9 with 6 wins and 3 draws. Worth to note that they are currently on a five match winning streak.
Argentina vs Peru: Prediction :
The home record in h2h meetings in this particular competition heavily favors the Argentines. But one must be vary of the Peruvians who are coming on the back of sizzling form.
Considering the recent form of Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala, Argentina must have what it take to win this one. But, this will be by the slightest of the margins.