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As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Colombia v Peru (Saturday)
Copa America – Quarter-finals
(Max last 10 only)
17 Nov 2010 International Friendly Colombia 1-1 Peru
10 Jun 2009 World Cup qualifier Colombia 1-0 Peru
14 Jun 2008 World Cup qualifier Peru 1-1 Colombia
08 Sep 2007 International Friendly Peru 2-2 Colombia
04 Jun 2005 World Cup qualifier Colombia 5-0 Peru
12 Jul 2004 Copa America Peru 2-2 Colombia
31 Mar 2004 World Cup qualifier Peru 0-2 Colombia
16 Aug 2001 World Cup qualifier Colombia 0-1 Peru
23 Jul 2001 Copa America Colombia 3-0 Peru
19 Jul 2000 World Cup qualifier Peru 0-1 Colombia
Colombia will have surprised plenty of football fans around the world after they managed to take top spot in Group A, which included tournament favourites Argentina. Los Cafeteros picked up two wins and a draw in the group, the draw coming against Argentina.
Perhaps the most impressive factor about Colombia’s top spot finish is that the side didn’t concede a single goal in their three outings. They were the only side in the competition not to do so when reaching the quarter-finals.
In contrast, Peru struggled in Group C, but still managed to qualify as the best third placed team which was enough to land them a spot in the last eight. La Blanquirroja were narrowly edged out by Chile in a fiery game last time out. During the game Giancarlo Carmona was given his marching orders and now will miss the contest.
Colombia sealed first place in a tough group and have the form to book themselves into the semi-finals. Supported by a rock-solid defence, Colombia have enough weapons to edge this tie and with Porto’s Falcao in sparkling form they have the weapons up top.
Colombia have also not lost to Peru for seven matches and it therefore makes sense to back them to win at around 1.78 on the ‘Daq’.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Colombia at around 1.78: 5 points
Thursday’s Return: +3.05 points