Peru vs New Zealand by KhanT
Second match of the last World Cup 2018 battle, one of these two countries will be the last passenger for Russia next year. In Auckland @ first leg, New Zealand were not able to even get a shot at the target. But that's just stats, they actually had one good chance to score. Pity for them because tonight in Estadio Nacional at Lima, in Peru, there's not much hope for them. Everyone already dismissed them and went for Peru, bookies are offering around 1.18 or 1.20 on Peru's win. Peru in the first leg had some chances, but not too much of them. They were the better team with more speed, more skill and more everything basically, but they still did not play good enough, hence why it stayed 0:0.
I'm going with goals in first half, New Zealand should not be able to cope with this pressure and attack of Peru in Lima. It will be too tough for them and this might fall apart quicker than expected. Best they can do is play hard bunker defense, but this is not Sweden, Italy or Greece, it's New Zealand with 4-1-4-1 formation and defenders like Reid at the back. Peru should look for goals early in first half with Farfan, Cueva, Flores and Carillo. Not to mention Raul Ruidiaz on the bench that is in form of his life in Monarcas at Mexican Liga MX, he did not even play in the first leg. Odds are too small on Peru win or Peru's handicap bets, I will go with over 1.5 goals in the first half. We should see already 2:0 at Half Time or possibly, New Zealand might just go all out and look for away goal once they concede, so who knows, but I just expect action in Lima in first 45 minutes tonight. The wait, bunkers, tactics, thinking, that's all behind these two teams, now it's time for Peru to dominate at home against weak defense of New Zealand and they will show urge to do that from minute one, good luck all.
|Over 1.5 HT||BetVictor||2.90||10||1-0 HT LOST (-10 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.