Bolivians have obvious problems with their appearances during the qualifiers as they are currently suffering from a three-matches losing streak, and are currently second from the bottom, having only six points collected in the campaign.
Their chances for further progress are only a theoretical domain, but nevertheless, probably they will do their best to at least appear more competitive in the upcoming encounter, even though real chances are absent now.
The hosts miss defenders Bejarano (33/3, Bolivar), Flores (16/0, Always Ready), Ribera (13/0, Blooming), midfielders Saavedra (33/4, Bolivar), Chumacero (47/2, Union Espanyola), Wayar (23/0,The Strongest), Bejarano (30/0, Lamia), and forwards Alvarez (30/5, Jorge Wilstermann), Arce (80/12, Always Ready) and Ramallo (25/3, Always Ready) compared to previous call-ups.
After their expected 2:0 away loss to Brazil back in September, Peru bounced back in their latest fixture at home against Chile when they recorded a much-needed 2:0 victory.
This will surely come as a morale boost, as they are in a pretty much must-win situation, currently sitting at the 7th spot in the rankings, three points in deficit compared to the fifth-placed Colombians.
The guests miss defender Corzo (40/0, Universitario), midfielders Tapia (68/5, Celta), Flores (57/13, DC United), Benavente (19/2, Pyramids), and forwards Guerrero (107/38 International), and Reyna (28/2, DC United) coming a bit weakened here.
All or nothing for the guests
Looking at their overall appearances so far in the campaign, it is reasonable to assume that the guests are coming here with more confidence and are closer to victory.
Easier said than done, as the Bolivians will definitely do their best not to be a pushover and make things for the guests as difficult as possible, so in my opinion, a draw can not be excluded from this encounter.