Copa America holders Chile seek a third consecutive final place when they battle Peru. La Roja came took their place in the last four in tense fashion, beating Colombia 5-4 on penalties, while their opponents also won on spot-kicks, getting the better of much fancied Uruguay.
Where and when: Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre – 4 July, kick-off 01:30
Where you can see Chile vs. Peru: Premier Sports
Last time: La Blanquirroja thumped Chile 3-0 when the nations met in 2018, courtesy of a Pedro Sanchez brace and Enzo Roco own goal.
|Under 0.5 goals||5/1||Offer|
|Arturo Vidal to score anytime||3/1||Offer|
|Chile to win 2-0||7/1||Offer|
Chile vs. Peru Predictions and Preview
Reigning champions Chile advanced to the knock-out stage with relative ease, winning two of their three matches before squeezing past Carlos Queiroz’s troops. La Roja’s golden generation may be ageing, but the star quality refuses to fade with Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Charles Aránguiz and Eduardo Vargas all proving their worth.
Sanchez, in particular, looks reinvigorated, a different player to the one who has floundered at Manchester United and the all-action attacker is enjoying himself in his countries colours. Sanchez has two goals from four appearances, and also netted the decisive penalty in the quarter-final.
The Red Devils number 7 is 15/4 to open proceedings. Compatriot Vargas is also an appealing option. The well-travelled striker has had spells in Italy, Spain and England but has struggled to replicate his fine international form on the club scene. Vargas also has two efforts to his name and is available at 12/1 to bag himself a brace. Chile are 19/20 to triumph in 90 minutes and 4/9 to qualify outright.
Rivals Peru took their place in the knock-out phase of the competition as one of two third best places sides, despite being thrashed 5-0 by Brazil. La Blanquirroja have a wealth of experience in the squad with skipper Paolo Guerrero leading from the front alongside Jefferson Farfan.
Of the four remaining nations, Peru are considered the rank outsiders but Ricardo Gareca will draw inspiration from their comprehensive victory over Chile last year and getting the better of Uruguay in the last eight. Peru are 10/3 to win in normal time and 13/8 to pull of another shock and take their place in the showpiece final.
One to watch for Chile: Aránguiz will take his place alongside Vidal in midfield and the gifted playmaker is 6/1 to register anytime.
One to watch for Peru: Paolo Guerrero may be 35 but the hitman is still instrumental for his country. The Internacional forward is 3/1 in the same anytime scorer market.
Long shot: Chile have only conceded two goals and while the plaudits have been reserved for the forward line, the defence have also performed well. The line-up has benefited from being settled for a number of years and this is reflected on the pitch, particularly in this competition and a resounding 3-0 win for La Roja is 19/1.