Venezuela vs Peru, Saturday’s game for the 1st match day of the Copa América, Group A, at the Arena do Grêmio, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
Venezuela will play Peru in their first match of the 2019 Copa América. They come from a 3-0 win over United States with Premier League star Salomon Rondon to make two goals, which is undoubtedly the main player of the team.
The Venezuelan team does not have a radiant history in football, having never played the World Cup. In recent years they have been a medium-sized team, however, they enter this competition a little better.
In the midst of a serious political and economic crisis, Venezuela has managed to make its domestic competitions, even if with some difficulties. The squad had to do almost the preparation games out of the country, nevertheless it has had some surprising results.
Their best forward Rondon is in good form with four goals in his last four games in all competitions. The team of Rafael Dudamel, is not one of the best teams, but certainly want to get on the right foot in this competition.
Peru lost in their last friendly game for Colombia over the weekend by 3-0, but they are able to do better, and make positive in this encounter.
The Peruvian team performed very well in qualifying and managed to qualify again in a World Cup match after more than two decades, although it was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup in Russia.
Since the championship played in Russia, they have lost six times, drawn one and won three matches, has been mixed results. The great concern of coach Ricardo Gareca is the defense, since in the last seven games they have not conceded goals only twice.
The Blanquirroja is a team with some quality, as we saw in the last World Cup, with its Guerrero player who plays in Brazil, precisely at Internacional, can help Peru to win this first match of the Copa America.
The results of the friendly have not been encouraging, but Peru has more technical capacity than Venezuela. In this way, the prognosis in the victory of the Peruvians turns out to be the best option.