Colombia vs Peru preview
Copa America- 2011- Quarterfinal- 16th July, 2011- 16.00 local time
Surprise Group A winners Colombia will hope to make it to the semifinals of Copa America when they take on Peru in the first quarterfinal. Bet on Colombia vs Peru with our recommended bookmakers Bet365 after reading our betting preview at Sportsbookie.com.
Colombia picked up two wins against Venezuela and Bolivia and drew against hosts Argentina to top Group A with seven points. Their defence played a vital role in Colombia’s passage into the next round- they did not concede even a single goal. Los Cafeteros were the only team not to let in a goal in the group stages. They scored a total of three goals in the tournament- two from Radamel Falcao and one from Adrian Ramos.
Colombia form- last five games- most recent first- Colombia scorers in brackets
Colombia 2-0 Peru ( Radamel Falcao*2)
Argentina 0-0 Colombia
Colombia 1-0 Costa Rica ( Adrian Ramos)
Colombia 2-0 Senegal (Aguilar, Martinez)
Chile 2-0 Colombia
Peru had a mixed group stage. They drew one, won one and lost one to finish third with four points in Group C. However their record as the best third placed team was enough to land them a spot in the last four. They had a fiery last encounter against old foes Chile which saw a player from either side get sent off before an own goal from Andre Carrillo allowed the Chileans to sneak through.
Giancarlo Carmona, who was red carded in the fixture against Chile, is ineligible for this quarterfinal tie.
Peru form- last five games- most recent first- Peru scorers in brackets
Chile 1-0 Peru
Uruguay 1-1 Peru ( Jose Paolo Guerrero)
Czech Republic 0-0 Peru
Japan 0-0 Peru
Peru 0-0 Ecuador
Verdict:- Colombia’s recent form will probably see them edge this tie.
Colombia 1-0 Peru ( Falcao)