Peru vs New Zealand prediction, preview, team news and more

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Peru and New Zealand will both be back in action this weekend as they face off in a friendly clash at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat in Spain on Sunday.

The Blanquirroja have made giant strides in the world of football in recent months. They finished fourth in the last edition of the Copa America before bouncing back from a horrific start to the World Cup qualifying campaign to secure the only playoff spot for the continent ahead of stronger nations like Colombia and Chili.

Peru will face either the United Arab Emirates or Australia later this month for a World Cup spot and will be looking to start their preparations this weekend.

Likewise, New Zealand are alive and well in pursuit of a place in the tournament in Qatar later this year. They had a strong qualifying run, winning all three of their group games before eliminating Tahiti and the Solomon Islands.

The All Whites will now look to give minutes to several players this weekend before traveling to Qatar for their Inter-Confederation final against Costa Rica later this month.


Peru vs New Zealand head to head

Peru and New Zealand have had just two previous meetings, with the two nations facing off in the Inter-Confederation final for 2018 World Cup qualification.

The South American nation won the tie by playing a goalless draw in the first leg before winning 2-0 in the second leg at home.

Peru form guide (all competitions): WLDWW

New Zealand Form Guide (All Competitions): WWWWWW


Peru vs New Zealand Team News

Peru

There are no injury concerns for the home side ahead of their weekend friendly.

injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

New Zealand

All-time top scorer Chris Wood has a problem with his achilles and may not risk this weekend. Altrincham goalkeeper Matthew Gould is the only uncapped player in the visiting side.

injured: None

Doubtful: Chris Wood

Suspended: None


Peru vs New Zealand XI scheduled

Peru Predicted XI (4-5-1): Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Alexander Callens, Miguel Trauco; Christian Cueva, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun, Sergio Pena, Edison Flores; Gianluca Lapadula

New Zealand Predicted XI (3-5-2): Stefan Marinović; Bill Tuiloma, Nando Pijnaker, Winston Reid; Niko Kirwan, Matthew Garbett, Marko Stamenic, Joe Bell, Liberato Cacace; Alex Greive, Callum McCowatt


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Peru vs New Zealand Prediction

Peru are in great form at the moment and have lost just one of their last nine games in all competitions.

New Zealand are also enjoying life at the moment, winning their last five games on the rebound by an aggregate score of 18-1. However, they are 87 places behind their weekend opponents in the FIFA rankings and could lose this one.

Prediction: Peru 2-1 New Zealand


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