Colombia-Peru Betting Preview: Expect a one-sided affair in Barranquilla

The travel-sick visitors are unlikely to come out of their shell too much against Jose Pekerman's side, and Al Hain-Cole expects this to lead to a low-scoring game
Colombia welcome Peru to Barranquilla on Tuesday evening, hoping to move themselves closer to Argentina at the top of South American World Cup qualifying.

After securing a hard-fought draw in Buenos Aires on Friday, Jose Pekerman’s side can close the gap at the summit to two points with a win, and William Hill make them strong 4/11 (1.36) favourites to emerge victorious.

The visitors have lost 18 and won none of their last 20 qualifiers away from home, so it is no surprise to see them on offer at a hefty 17/2 (9.50) to end that woeful record here.

However, la Blanquirroja did manage a friendly draw on their last visit to this territory, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them collecting a point three years on.

Considering their woeful away record, Peru are unlikely to attract a particularly sizeable travelling following to their northern neighbours, especially considering their conservative style of play.

Sergio Markarian’s men have scored just four goals in their last five competitive matches, and their blunt attack is unlikely to have too much joy against the continent’s tightest backline, who have only conceded seven times in 11 qualifiers.

Without much chance of out-scoring their opponents in an open game, the guests will strive to keep things tight and hope for a smash and grab victory, and odds of 13/20 (1.65) are not to be missed on no more than one side hitting the back of the net as a result.

This bet would have paid out in seven of Colombia’s last eight qualifiers, as well as each of their opponents’ last three, not to mention the 1-0 reverse fixture in Lima.

Just when his stock was at its highest, Radamel Falcao’s move to Monaco has disappointed many observers who hoped to see him at one of Europe’s elite clubs, but there is no doubting his status as one of the game’s top strikers.

The 27-year-old has scored five goals in his last six competitive games for los Cafeteros, and is well worth backing at 7/2 (4.50) to open the scoring on Tuesday.

'No' on both teams to score at 13/20 (1.65) with William Hill
Radamel Falcao to score first at 7/2 (4.50) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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