Peru took the lead and eventually picked up a decent point against Uruguay in the first outing at this year’s Copa America so they will be full of confidence as they prepare to lock horns with Mexico. The latter also went ahead in their opener, before going down 2-1 to Chile and with so many players missing, their inexperienced line-up could be set for another defeat at the hands of Sergio Markarian’s men.
Bookies tentatively concur so Peru are slender favourites at 6/4 with Sportingbet while Mexico are available at a best price of 11/5 courtesy of Stan James. That looks about right but the clash should nevertheless be close, as an under strength El Tri demonstrated in their clash against Chile that they can certainly be competitive in the tournament.
Punters might wish to consider taking a risk then by backing the Peruvians to chalk up a narrow victory by a one-goal margin, an outcome bet365 quote at 11/4. Alternatively, Skybet rate them at 9/1 to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline.
Peru to beat Mexico by a one-goal margin – 11/4 (bet365)