Peru vs Canada Preview, Prediction, and Team News

Peru vs Canada: Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Copa America

Preview

  • Tournament: Copa America
  • Date: Tuesday, June 25
  • Kick-off Time: 11:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Children’s Mercy Park, United States

Peru national football team will face the Canada national football team in their second game of Copa America at the Children’s Mercy Park in the United States. This will be the first time both sides meet each other in a major international competition.

Peru will aim for a positive outcome on Tuesday against a side that will partake in their first-ever Copa America tournament. The 2019 Copa America runners ups are deemed as the underdogs in this tournament. They have been drawn alongside Canada, Chile and Argentina. Jorge Fossati is the current head coach of the Peru national team. They are currently on a six-match unbeaten run across all competitions. The 1939 and 1975 winners have been in fine form since the appointment of Fossati.

Meanwhile, the Canada national football team will play their first major tie against La Blanquirroja in a competitive fixture. The two-time CONCACAF Gold Cup champions are coming off a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Argentina in their opening group fixture and would want to secure a positive outcome this weekend as they kick off their Copa America campaign against Peru on 21st June.

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Peru vs Canada Team News

Peru Squad
Peru Squad (Getty Images)

Peru national football team news

Pedro Gallese, who has made well over 100 appearances for the national side will deputise in between the sticks. Jesus Castillo and Sergio Pena would push for their places in the midfield.

Canada national football team news

Canada, on the other hand, is presently led by former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch. Real Madrid-bound Alphonso Davies led his country out as captain in their 2-0 defeat to Argentina in their last game. Porto midfielder Stephen Eustaquio will line up in the middle of the park alongside Ismael Kone.

Canada Squad
Canada Squad (Getty Images)

Predicted Lineups

Peru national football team Predicted lineup:

Gallese; Callens, Zambrano, Abram; Advincula, Pena, Cartagena, Castillo, Lopez; Lapadula, Guerrero

Canada national football team Predicted lineup:

Crepeau; Johnston, Bombito, Cornelius, Davies; Buchanan, Eustaquio, Kone, Millar; David, Larin

Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off just twice in the past, with the Peru national football team and Canada football team securing one win each.

Last one result:

Peru 1-3 Canada – International Friendly – September 04, 2010
Canada 0-2 Peru – International Friendly – March 26, 1988

Key Players to Watch out for

Alphonso Davies

Alphonso Davies
Alphonso Davies (Getty Images)

The Bayern Munich defender has been named as the new captain of the Canada men’s national team. Davies wore the captain’s armband in the Copa America opener against Argentina. The 23-year-old defender is a four-time recipient of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year Award and has secured 49 caps for his national side.

Peru vs Canada Prediction

Peru national football team have been labelled as the underdogs for Copa America this summer. They will enter this game on the back of a 0-0 draw with Chile and and still remains unbeaten since the start of the year.

Canada national football team, meanwhile, won’t pose a big threat to two-time winners Peru in this crucial tie. Jesse Marsch’s men will be participating in the nation’s first-ever Copa America tournament. The Canucks has enough firepower to obliterate the Peru backline in their second game of the tournament.

Predicted Score: Peru 1-1 Canada 

Where to Watch Peru vs Canada Live?

QWhere to watch Peru vs Canada live in India?

The Peru vs Canada game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Peru vs Canada live game in UK?

The game between Peru and Canada will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Peru vs Canada in USA?

The match between Peru and Canada will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch Peru vs Canada game in Peru?

The Peru vs Canada will be live on DSports for Peru fans.

Q. Where to watch Peru vs Canada live in Canada?

The Peru vs Canada game will be available on TSN (in English) and RDS (in French) for Canada fans.

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