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Copa America

  • July 23, 2011
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires
  • Referee: W. Roldán
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Copa America Preview: Peru - Venezuela

Copa America Preview: Peru - Venezuela

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Peru looks to secure its best-ever Copa America finish since the golden generation of the 70s, while Venezuela appears in its first-ever third-place play-off.


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Peru: Fernandez; Carmona, Acasiete, Rodriguez, Vilchez; Balbin, Yotun, Ballon, Cruzado; Guerrero, Advincula.

Peru

Star man and captain Juan Manuel Vargas misses out due to his red card in the semifinal against Uruguay. After limping off in that match, Adan Balbin is a doubt, though the Universidad San Martin midfielder could be risked.

Venezuela: Vega; Rosales, Rey, Vizcarrondo, Cichero; Lucena, Gonzalez, Rincon; Arango; Miku, Rondon.

Miku will likely be restored to the starting line-up after shining when coming off the bench in the semifinal. Juan Manuel Rey is set to start given Grenndy Perozo's knock.



DID YOU KNOW?
  • Peru was in the top four of the competition in 1959 - also in Argentina, missing out on third place to Paraguay.
  • Out of all the teams that got into the quarterfinals, only Colombia netted fewer goals than Peru.
  • Peru's quarterfinal victory against Colombia was its first last-eight victory in eight attempts.
  • Peru is currently placed 49th in the Fifa rankings - up from its lowest ever position of 91st just 20 months ago.
  • If Venezuela wins on Saturday, it will have won more games at this Copa America than it has in all of its previous appearances combined.
  • With six different goalscorers, Venezuela has had more names on the scoresheet in this edition of the Copa than any other team.
  • Only Venezuela has scored more than one goal from outside the penalty area in the tournament.
  • Peru lost its only game at La Plata - a 2-0 defeat in the semifinal to Argentina, while Venezuela kicked off its Copa America campaign at this ground with a shock 0-0 draw with Brazil.
  • These two sides met in the 2007 Copa America - with host Venezuela emerging with a 2-0 victory.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Peru

Venezuela

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Peru PER
Peru Peru
Draw
Venezuela VEN
Venezuela Venezuela
34%
56%

Top 3 Predictions

Peru PER
1 - 2
Venezuela VEN
Peru PER
0 - 1
Venezuela VEN
Peru PER
1 - 0
Venezuela VEN

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