Kick Off: 0200, 30/05/2018
Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Lima
Peru famously beat Scotland 3-1 at the 1978 World Cup and look in good shape to prevail in this warm-up fixture ahead of Russia 2018.
The South American side have beaten Croatia 2-0 and Iceland 3-1 in international friendlies since qualifying for this summer’s tournament.
That form makes Evens for Los Incas to prevail by more than one goal worth including in our Peru vs Scotland betting tips.
A Look At Peru’s Betting Odds
Peru will end a 36-year absence from football’s biggest stage this summer and head to Russia with a lofty FIFA ranking of 11.
Ricardo Gareca’s side finished fifth in the South American qualifying section after closing with an eight-match unbeaten run.
That hot streak featured a 2-1 win over Uruguay and draws with Argentina and Colombia, before New Zealand were beaten 2-0 on aggregate in a play-off.
Lokomotiv Moscow forward Jefferson Farfan is the main man up front, while Feyenoord midfielder Renato Tapia is a youngster to watch out for.
Andre Carrillo netted a couple of times for Watford last season after joining on loan from Benfica and the striker also struck versus Croatia in Miami a couple of months ago.
Looking at the Peru vs Scotland odds, we like 11/4 for Farfan to open the scoring after hitting double figures last term to help his club win Russia’s Premier League.
A Look At Scotland’s Betting Odds
Alex McLeish has named nine uncapped players amid a group of 21 Scotland squad members, who have only 75 appearances between them.
There have been six call-offs from a party which was already without several of Celtic’s treble winning team, while other regulars are missing, such as Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson.
With a game against Mexico coming up next, the manager said: “There’s golden incentives for every single player who’s here.
“They have to have that desire and a tough mentality, because they’re going to be running out in front of really noisy fans in colossal stadiums. That can be unnerving.
“My message to the players is; ’embrace it, enjoy it’. It’ll be some of the greatest moments of your career – and indeed your whole life.”
However, we feel it is asking a lot for such an inexperienced bunch to compete at Estadio Nacional and then Mexico’s famous Azteca Stadium, with both matches expected to be sell-outs.
Let’s add 9/2 for a 2-0 home win to our Peru vs Scotland betting predictions.
PERU 3-1 Iceland – Renato Tapia, Raul Ruidiaz, Jefferson Farfan
Hungary 0-1 SCOTLAND – Matt Phillips
Head-to-head: Scotland 1-1 Peru, Peru 3-1 Scotland, Scotland 2-0 Peru
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