Peru v New Zealand Prediction & Betting Tips – 16th November 201714th November 2017 / lee
Peru v New Zealand World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, 16th November
After a 0-0 draw in the first leg of this inter-confederations World Cup play off, Peru and New Zealand will settle this battle in the early hours of Thursday morning. Peru were always favourites to qualify from the tie, but they couldn’t break the resistance of a resilient All Whites in the first leg. Will they be more comfortable back on home soil? Peru are 1/5 odds on favourites to win this, with the draw at 5/1 and New Zealand heavy underdogs at 14/1.
Peru v New Zealand Betting Tips
There wasn’t much attacking quality going on in the first leg of this World Cup qualifier. It’s only natural that the first legs of play off matches are a bit on the conservative side. Peru went to New Zealand as favourites though but they put in a pretty toothless display overall to get themselves held to a 0-0. They won’t totally be unhappy with that because of the second leg on home soil, and under 2.5 goals at bet365 for the second leg is a price of even money. Peru just couldn’t produce the quality needed to break through what was a resilient New Zealand defence but they were one the higher scoring teams in CONMEBOL qualifications. Actually, only Brazil and Uruguay scored more than Peru did, but their defence wasn’t up to all that much.
On home soil in qualification, Peru posted a W4 D3 L2 record, the defeats coming against Brazil and Chile. They have remained unbeaten in 2017 in both competitive and friendly matches, so are going well with a W5 D4 record from their games this year. They have drawn their last three though and in the bet365 correct score market there is a price of 5/1 on a Peru 1-0 only with another 0-0 draw at 10/1. This doesn’t look as if it is going to be an explosive game. Peru have scored in each of their last five home fixtures. They are missing captain Paolo Guerrero and are light up top without him. Jefferson Farfan, who had a bit of a shocker in the first leg, is the 5/4 anytime goalscorer favourite.
So the Kiwis are hanging in there against Los Incas, but they were largely outplayed in the first leg. New Zealand are ranked 122nd in the world compared to the 10th place ranking of Peru. The Kiwis had little choice but to sit back and try to absorb pressure, but there are signs as the game wore on that they were growing in confidence all the time. But they are only halfway there and it is just a little difficult to see them creating a lot of chances to really threaten to win this fixture in 90 minutes. Both teams not to score at bet365 is only a price of 4/9. The All Whites have played eleven games in the 2017 calendar year and they have won just three of them in a W3 D2 L6 record and have picked up just the one win in their last nine. They have conceded at least two goals in five of their last seven fixtures. Burnley’s Chris Wood who only played the last twenty minutes of the first leg is their big hope and he is an 11/2 anytime goalscorer option for the Kiwis. An away goal for them would blow this tie open, but getting it is not going to be easy for them.
Who will win – Peru v New Zealand Predictions
Peru to win: The home side should find a way through this tie. Home advantage is going to count for a great deal in this one. They should keep the Kiwis at arm’s length as well so look for Peru to win to nil.
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