Ecuador vs Peru by 3Lions
Taking a look on how things are going in the South American WC-qualification, there is no doubt that Ecuador are the better side. 13 points in six matches (four wins, one draw and one loss), is a good start and all the victories came back to back. Peru have only beaten Paraguay, and stands with four points in four matches.
Ecuador played a draw against Brazil in their opening game, which means that Ecuador now have played four games without a win. Anyhow, if playing at their best, no one is questioning the quality of the players.
First keeper Alexander Domínguez (LCD Quito) is back in the team. All though experienced players as Óscar Bagüí (defender, Emelec), Jorge Guagua (defender, Emelec), Felipe Caicedo (forward, RCD Espanyol) and Quiñónez (midfielder) are missing, the Premier League stars Antonio Valencia (defender/midfielder, Manchester United), Enner Valencia (forward, West Ham) and Jefferson Montero (midfielder/forward, Swansea) are in the squad.
Peru comes from three consecutive wins, two friendlies with very easy opponents (May 24th: 4-0 against Trinidad & Tobago. May 29th: 3-1 against El Salvador) and the 1-0 victory against Haiti in their opening game.
Peru also have some quality players, but Jefferson Farfán (forward, Schalke 04), Juan Manuel Vargas (Real Betis) and Claudio Pizarro (forward, Werder Bremen) have all been left out of the squad for this tournament.
When looking at the recent form and the players at disposal, I fancy Ecuador as a far better team then Peru. All though both teams have to manage without some of their best players, the squad of Equador still looks impresive, and I believe that will make the difference in this game.
An ecuadorian side who chase victory to advance from the group stage against a Peru who struggled in their first game, should be an manageable task for the home team.
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