The first semi-final of Copa America has turned out to be a derby. We hereby present to you, the Chile vs Peru match preview of Copa America 2015 Semi-Final. The Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015 will have Chile and Peru’s every team details and the Peru vs Chile strategy analysis and video highlights.Watch Chile vs Peru Live Stream Free : Copa America Semi Final

Chile vs Peru match preview of Copa America 2015 Semi-Final

Chile’s run in Copa America 2015 till date

The most consistent team of Copa America was the host country itself. Starting with a 2-0 win over Ecuador, then having a high-voltage 3-3 draw against Mexico and confirming the quarter final with a 5-0 win over Bolivia, Chile emerged in front of the Uruguay in the quarter-final of the tournament. They had a difficult game there, but with a late 81st minute goal by QPR midfielder Isla, Chile confirmed a spot in the Copa America 2015 Semi-final.

Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

Peru’s run in Copa America 2015 till date

Peru had a roller-coaster curve in reaching its way to the Copa America 2015 semi-final. The team started their tournament with a 1-0 loss against Brazil, followed it with 1-0 win over Venezuela. The team quiet surprisingly managed a 0-0 draw against Colombia, and got promoted to the Copa America Quarter-Final, as the group runner-up. Peru was blessed enough to get their Copa America 2015 quarter-final encounter against the weakest team of the quarterfinals, Bolivia. Peru thrashed Bolivia with a 3-1 score sheet and reserved a place against the host country in Copa America 2015 Semi-Final.

Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

Chile’s strategy against Peru in Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

From day 1, Chile has been playing pressing football, which we have mentioned a thousand times already. The players are pushing the opponents to their penalty box and insisting them to make a mistake under such pressure. Players like Sanchez, Isla and Valdivia are creating a lot of chances around the opponent’s penalty box and Varagas or Vidal are making them reflect in score-sheet. Vidal has been a key player in Chile’s attack as the box-to-box runner often launches long-rangers or suddenly places some good shoots from in and outside the penalty-box. Sanchez, Isla and Valdivia are also really fast down the mid-field who turns a defence into attack within a blink of an eye. Chile has also a certain form of defending. The team never allows opponents to take chances out of any dead-ball situation, be it a corner or a free-kick. The South American reds opt for a pressing mentality down at their defence also, trying to earn some quality counter attacks whenever possible. The team places Valdivia or Sanchez right outside the box, when they concede a corner. If any of them succeeds to steal the rebound, next thing we see, they are on a solo run straight towards the opponent’s goal. This high-pressing game is what, Chile has been playing till date, and surely they have no intention to opt for something new.

Chile would try to destroy the defensive wall of Peru, with counter attacks and ground passes and grass-cutters to avoid the aerial duals against Peru.

Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

Peru’s strategy against Chile in Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

Peru is the only South American team in this tournament, who have been showing a European football show, all the way from the first match. The team is lethal in aerial balls, be it a defensive move or an attacking. The team plays a long-ball game and opt for chance factors to turn their game in their favour. No doubt they can seal a shutter in front of their goal at any point of the match, and needless to say if they get an early goal tomorrow, that’s what they are going to do, on field. Peru made almost all their opponents struggle to get a goal against them, including teams like Brazil and Colombia.

Peru would try to hold Chile in-front of their own box, to the mid-field and would opt to score from long balls.

Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

Some interesting facts about Chile in Copa America 2015

  1. Chile have conceded goals against only one team in Copa America 2015 till date.
  2. Chile have scored the most no. of goals in Copa America 2015. (11 goals already)
  3. Chile with Argentina have the most no. of clean-sheets till date in Copa America 2015.

Some interesting facts about Peru in Copa America 2015

  1. Peru have the only hat-trick scorer of Copa America 2015 in their team.
  2. Peru has the highest percent of Aerial dominance all around the field in Copa America 2015.

Chile vs Peru match preview of Copa America Semi-Final 2015

Clásico del Pacífico

Chile and Peru share a line of border and a century old rivalry in football. The two countries have a rich derby back-ground which is commonly known as Clásico del Pacífico or Derby of the Pacific. These days the Chile vs Peru match often gets rough and exceeds the limit of the game. We hope not to see anything more of this rivalry than a beautiful competitive football match.

Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

Players who have attracted our eyes in Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview

Chile’s players, who have attracted our eyes

    1. Vidal: The box-to-box running machine has not only got three different goals but also has outplayed the defenders with sudden shoots and ground-passes.

  1. Sanchez: Chile’s main attacking engine has been providing assists from day one, and he is the sole reason why Chile is looking so dangerous.
  2. Valdivia: The mid-fielder has been in-support of Sanchez allowing him to stretch the opponent defence, and make Vidal appear from behind to launch some stunners.

Peru’s players who have attracted our eyes

    1. Paulo Guerrero: The only hope for Peru. The 31 years old Peruvian striker is a goal-machine. Lately he is coming back to his original form, and delivered a hat-trick against Bolivia.

Chile starting line-up against Peru in Copa America 2015 Semi-Final match preview

Bravo; Medel, Isla, Mena, Albornoz; Díaz, Aránguiz, Vidal; Valdivia; Sanchez, Vargas

Peru starting line-up against Chile in Copa America 2015 Semi-Final match preview

Gallese; Vargas, Advincula, Zambrano, Ascues; Lobatón, Ballón, Cueva, Sánchez; Farfán, Guerrero

Head to Head

Chile FIFA ranking -19

Peru FIFA ranking -61

Meetings -15

Chile won -10

Peru won -4

Football Lens prediction on Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015

Chile 2-0 Peru

Wrap Up:

Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015 is given with all latest details. If you find our Chile vs Peru semi-final match preview of Copa America 2015 article informative enough don’t forget to bookmark us.