Peru, beaten quarterfinalists at every Copa America tournament since 1999, are unlikely to go any further in the competition this time round.
That is according to the current betting markets available at bwin, which prices La Blanquirroja as 18/5 outsiders to earn a victory over Colombia.
Indeed, Colombia are seen as a safe bet at 3/4, while the draw is available at odds of 12/5.
Hernan Dario Gomez’s side will go into this tie in high spirits after negotiating the group stage of the tournament without a loss, beating Bolivia and Costa Rica and holding hosts Argentina to a 0-0 draw.
That form is largely down to Porto attacker Radamel Falcao, as the hitman has been in the kind of form that has seen him acquire admiring glances from a host of European clubs including Chelsea and Real Madrid.
The forward has scored two goals in the three games he has played so far and will be looking to add to that tally in order to fire his side into the semi finals.
Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega is also likely to provide a goal threat, while 24-year-old Jackson Martinez, who has hit four goals in his first eight internationals, could also be pegged as one to watch.
While Colombia are able to boast a wealth of attacking talent, Peru are also able to rely on some clinical attacking stars.
Paulo Guerrero has two goals from as many games in this tournament and has hit 12 from 31 in total, while young Sporting Lisbon forward Andre Carillo looks likely to have a bright future.
As well as boasting an impressive front line, Peru can lay claim to one of the top five defensive records in the cup so far. Sergio Markarian’s side have shipped just 0.67 goals per game, meaning just one goal could be enough to see them through to the semi finals for the first time since 1983.
This could tempt a number of football fans to back Peru to win to nil at odds of 6/1.
Those looking at past results to influence their betting options will find that two of the last five games between the sides ended 1-1, which is priced at 6/1, while Colombia’s two wins, at 1-0 and 5-0 can be made at odds of 21/4 and 30/1 respectively.
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