The pressure is well and truly off Peru ahead of their opening Copa America match with Uruguay, with the nation’s supporters knowing that they are possibly the worst team in the competition.
Having finished bottom of the South American World Cup qualification group, nothing is expected of the west coast nation.
The lack of promise is compounded by the fact that manager Sergio Markarian will have to make do without big names Claudio Pizarro and Jefferson Farfan, who are both injured and out of the tournament.
At 7/1 to beat Uruguay, bwin.com’s football betting odds reflect the lack of expectation on the Peruvians, but this could work in their favour if their opponents become complacent.
Using your free £25 bwin bet to back Peru would see a healthy return of £200 if Markarian’s men can pull off a shock.
Uruguay are clearly priced as the bookies’ favourite, with bwin.com offering football betting odds of 7/20.
Even a draw looks fairly unlikely for Peru and punters can get attractive odds of 18/5 on the match finishing all square.
This would return £115 if punters use their free £25 bwin football bet to back a draw and the game ends in a stalemate.
Uruguay have a strong arsenal of firepower and are able to call on the likes of Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Sebastian Abreu when looking for goals.
Those who back former Manchester United man Forlan will get football betting odds of 3/1 on him opening the scoring, while Liverpool forward Suarez is also a 3/1 shot.
Meanwhile Abreau’s 4/1 price may be slightly more attractive to those looking for a fairly safe bet.
Hamburg’s Paulo Guerrero is Peru’s best chance of an opening goal, if the odds are anything to go by.
He is priced at 7/1, meaning those who use their £25 free bwin bet on Guerrero as first goal scorer could walk away with £200 if they are correct.