Peru v Colombia betting tips: Third place up for grabs at Copa America
Peru v Colombia betting tips and preview
The hors d’oeuvre before Sunday’s Copa America final takes place in Brasilia in the early hours of Saturday as Peru and Colombia fight it out for third place.
Only Uruguay have won the bronze medal more times than Peru, who are 7/2 outsiders to beat Colombia inside 90 minutes.
Hopefully, the appetiser will be just as tasty as the main course between Brazil and Argentina as we examine some of the markets and odds in our Peru v Colombia betting tips.
Peru, the 2019 runners-up to Brazil, enjoyed a 2-1 victory over Colombia, 10/1 in the Copa America winner odds, during the group stage and can be backed at 15/2 to win and concede or 12/1 for another success by that scoreline.
They led 1-0 at the break and are available at 13/2 to be ahead at half-time and full-time or simply 8/5 to win either half.
Colombia, however, are the 5/6 favourites to win in normal time bearing in mind they were unbeaten in their 10 previous meetings with Peru, seven of which were victories, including a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win at the start of June.
Two of those wins were by 3-0 scorelines, available at 14/1, but they have scored just four goals in six matches throughout the course of the tournament so that would appear an unlikely outcome or those interested in Peru v Colombia betting tips.
Peru have been involved in some high-scoring matches at Copa America, including a thrilling 3-3 draw against Paraguay in the quarter-finals and drew 2-2 with Ecuador, so we go 5/2 on a draw and 18/5 with both teams scoring.
Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca went with a 5-4-1 in the 1-0 semi-final defeat to Brazil having lost 4-0 to the same opponents in the group stage but he might be more adventurous against inferior opponents they have already beaten.
Gareca deployed a 4-2-3-1 for the win against Colombia with Gianluca Lapadula leading the line as usual and with Andre Carrillo back from suspension that seems a likely formation.
Reinaldo Rueda played the same system in that game but he went for a 4-4-2 in the 1-1 draw with Argentina in the semi-finals in which Duvan Zapata and Rafael Santos Borre played up front.
Winger Luis Diaz has netted two of Colombia’s four goals at the South American tournament, including the equaliser against Argentina, so he has to be considered in the goalscorer markets, as does Miguel Borja who struck from the penalty spot against Peru.
Gareca’s side have been scoring fairly freely at Copa America with Carrillo and Lapadula both on two goals so they seem to be the most likely to find the net.
Where: Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia
When: 01:00, Saturday 10th July
How to watch: BBC Digital
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication