18/10 Football Predictions: Peru takes on Argentina in World Cup Qualifier and Other Odds

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Argentina will be bidding to make it four straight victories in their 2026 World Cup qualification section when they travel to Peru on Tuesday night.

Lionel Scaloni’s world champions are top of the table on nine points, while Peru have found it difficult in the section thus far, picking up just one point from three games to sit in ninth position.

H2H / Stats 

La Rojiblanca have not beaten Argentina in any competition since June 1997, which is an indication of the size of their task in this match, although two of their last four meetings have finished all square.

Team News 

Andy Polo was substituted at the interval of the team’s 2-0 loss to Chile last time out, but he is expected to be given another chance in a wide position here. Andre Carrillo is pushing to come into the side, though, and the 32-year-old could operate in a deeper position on Tuesday, with Christofer Gonzales potentially dropping to the bench.

As for Argentina, Lionel Messi was not in the starting side against Paraguay on Thursday, with head coach Scaloni cautious over his star player’s fitness due to a recent leg injury but he is now expected to be handed a position in the XI against Peru on Tuesday.

Nicolas Gonzalez is expected to be the player to drop down to the bench, with Julian Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez featuring alongside Messi in the final third of the field.

Probable Line Up

Peru XI: Gallese; Corzo, Zambrano, Abram, Trauco; Aquino, Yotun; Advincula, Carrillo, Polo; Guerrero

Argentina XI: E Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Messi, L Martinez, Alvarez

Verdict 

Peru are capable of making this an uncomfortable game for Argentina, but their visitors have so much quality throughout their side and should have too much for their opponents in this contest.

Bet on Argentina win

Anytime Goalscorer

Paolo Guerrero

Guerrero is comfortably the leading goalscorer in the Peru squad, finding the back of the net on 39 occasions, and the 39-year-old is again expected to operate in the final third of the field.

Lionel Messi

Having sat out of their previous game, Messi should be fit to start the match and we all know what he can do on a good day.

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