The two Semi-finalists who were crashed out after losing will lock horns for the 3rd and 4th place of Copa America 2015. This match will be played in Concepcion on Friday. The two nations are ranked over 60 in the FIFA rankings but showed some character to reach the top four. Peru lost to the hosts Chile 2-1 after fighting bravely while Paraguay were crashed badly by Argentina by 6-1 whom they hold on to a draw in the group stage before.
Peru started the tournament with a loss to Brazil but then hold in to reach the semis. Paraguay were unbeaten and knocked out Brazil to play against Argentina in the semi-final. The last time these two teams met in Copa was long ago in 2001 when they played a 3-3 draw in the group stage. Paraguay has won 3 out of the last five meetings between them.
Peru will be without the services of Zambrano who was red carded in the 20th against Chile, Christian Ramos is possibly going to replace him. They will look on to Guerrero and Vargas. Guerrero had earlier scored a hat-trick against Bolivia. Paraguay have Barrios who has also scored 3 goals in the tournament and two of them came against Argentina and Uruguay. He although got a start only in one of the game but he might get a nod on Friday.
Interestingly, both Paraguay and Peru have won the Copa America twice. Paraguay had been the runners up last time when they lost to Uruguay 3-0 in the final. Paraguay also had an experience of penalty shootout this year when he beat Brazil in the Quarter Finals. Although Paraguay lost badly in the previous match, they look strong on the papers.
Peru Possible XI- Gallese, Advincula, Ramos, Ascues, Vargas, Ballon, Lobaton, Cueva, Carilon, Farfan, Guerrero.
Paraguay Possible XI- Villar, B Valdez, da Silva, Aguilar, Piris, Gonzalez, Caceres, Ortiz, Benitez, Barrios, NH Valdez.
As per Sports Mirchi predictions Paraguay will be favorites to win today and they have got 65 percent winning chances. The expected score line can be 2-1.