Will Peru once again only score points?
After five matchdays in the current 2026 World Cup qualifiers in the CONMEBOL zone, the Peruvian national team are in last place with just one point to their name. The Whites and Reds are thus lagging behind the high expectations and may end the current international break with another defeat.
The Peruvians have recently suffered four defeats in a row. It would therefore be all the more surprising if a bet on the “Blanquirroja” paid off in the upcoming match between Peru and Venezuela. Instead, the only question in this fixture is whether Peru can prevent their fifth defeat in a row
Venezuela are an unpleasant opponent. National coach Fernando Batista’s team have remained unbeaten in their last four international matches and have also scored against Brazil in the process.
If the Venezuelans take their momentum into the upcoming match, “La Vinotinto” can be expected to win against the Peruvians. Our Peru vs. Venezuela prediction is aimed at the visitors
Peru – stats & current form
Peru are currently on a downward spiral. The Whites and Reds have not won a single international match since June 2023. Peru have even lost five of their last six matches and thus also got off to a false start in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. National coach Juan Reynoso’s team are in last place in the World Cup qualifiers after five matchdays.
So far, the Peruvian national team has only scored against Paraguay in the group opener of the World Cup qualifiers. Since then, there have not only been four defeats in a row, but the goal drought has also continued during this period. Peru have not scored since June 2023. This makes the role of favorites in the upcoming match against Venezuela all the more surprising.
Peru lack the necessary offensive power to master the upcoming match against the Venezuelans. If you still want to place a bet on Peru vs. Venezuela, you can get odds of up to 2.35.
Will the Peruvians take home advantage against Venezuela?
The only thing that speaks in favor of the “Blanquirroja” in the upcoming match is the H2h in front of a home crowd. The Peruvians have not lost a single international match at home to Venezuela since April 2015. In fact, Peru have never lost a home game against the Venezuelans in a World Cup qualifier.
The last time the two nations met in a World Cup qualifier in Peru, the white-and-red team from Peru beat Venezuela 1-0. A low-scoring match is also the obvious choice this time, as Peru’s offense has been extremely disappointing of late.
One of the few bright spots in the “Blanquirroja” attack is Paolo Guerrero. At 39 years of age, the veteran is the top scorer in the ranks of the Whites and Reds. In his 114 appearances, Guerrero has already scored 39 goals. Most recently, however, the “oldie” was only used as a wild card.
Peru’s expected line-up:
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Venezuela – stats & current form
Venezuela are playing a confident World Cup qualifying campaign so far. After five matchdays, “La Vinotinto” are in fourth place with eight points. The Venezuelans have only lost the match against Colombia in these five group stages. Since then, they have gone four consecutive games without defeat, including a point against the Brazilians.
In their current form, “La Vinotinto” will go into the match against Peru, who are bottom of the group, with a broad chest. Although Venezuela have never won an away match in a World Cup qualifier in Peru, this time it is definitely worth making a prediction on the in-form visitors in Peru v Venezuela.
This is mainly due to the Venezuelan defense. They have not conceded a goal in three of their last four international matches. Venezuela have only conceded one goal against Brazil’s concentrated attack. “La Vinotinto” should not have too much trouble against Peru’s attack – the weakest attack in the group
Can Venezuela keep Peru’s offense in check?
The team of national coach Batista defied the Ecuadorian attack on the last matchday and did not concede a goal. However, because the attack was disappointing, it remained a goalless draw against their direct rivals. If Venezuela improve on this, it is obvious that at least three points against the Peruvian national team are on the cards.
National coach Batista can largely draw from the full squad during the current international break. Only Jesus Bueno could not be called up to the national squad due to injury.
Compared to the starting eleven that was used against Ecuador on the previous matchday, no changes are expected for the Venezuelans. Rondón remains the main striker in the 4-3-3. The 34-year-old has already scored twice in the current World Cup qualifiers, making him the top scorer in the ranks of “La Vinotinto”.
Predicted Venezuela line-up:
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Peru – Venezuela head-to-head comparison / H2H record
Peru and Venezuela meet for the 38th time in total. Peru lead the H2H against the Venezuelans with a record of 23-6-8. Most recently, there have been three wins in a row. Since June 2019, the Peruvian national team has won every international match against the Venezuelans.
As previously mentioned, Peru have never lost a home game against Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier. The “Blanquirroja” have been unbeaten in home games against Venezuela since April 2015
Peru – Venezuela betting tip
Peru are currently in a form crisis. With the defeat against the Argentinian national team, the White and Reds continued their recent slump. It was the fourth defeat in a row for the Peruvians in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers and the fifth match in a row in which Peru failed to score.
Now the match against Venezuela awaits. Brazil’s concentrated attack has already struggled against the defensive bulwark of “La Vinotinto”, scoring “only” one goal. It is quite possible that Peru will also have their work cut out for them. The Peruvian national team’s role as favorites is only due to the H2h in front of a home crowd
We see value in the high quotes on the visitors and dare to bet on “La Vinotinto” for Peru vs. Venezuela. The team of national coach Batista left a positive impression in the last group games. A stake of three units is appropriate for this. Bet365 offers the best odds for a Venezuela win