In this match of Qualifiers for the World Cup 2022, Argentina will play at the home ground against Peru.
The home side is currently in second place with 22 points from ten rounds played. Peru is in 7th place with 11 points. In this match, I will go with an easy win for Argentina.
The home team has close the gap to Brazil to only six points after they have won against Bolivia and Brazil drew against Colombia. They are without a loss for 24 matches in a row. The last time they lost at home was in 2019.
Against Peru they won nine out of the last ten matches played at home. Messi is back in form and he will lead them once again in this match.
USA disappointed in their last appearance on the road against underestimated Panama, as they failed to be concrete enough with the ball and suffered a close 1:0 defeat.
They simply appeared to passively during the whole clash and were punished in the 54th over Godoy, unfortunately not having a concrete answer with their inert performance.
Nevertheless, USA is doing well so far in the campaign, as they are currently at the 2nd spot in the rankings, having three points less than leaders from Mexico.
Goalkeeper Horvath (7/0, Noffingham Forest) misses out, as well as defenders Brooks (45/3, Wolfsburg), Ream (46/1, Fulham), Sands (7/0, New York), midfielder Yueill (15/0, San Jose), and forwards Pulisic (40/16, Chelsea) and Sargent (19/5, Norwich) and Pefok (8/1, Young Boys) compared to previous call-ups.
Serbia is coming to this clash after a close 0:1 victory last Saturday on the road against Luxembourg, which put them back to first place in the rankings, leaving Portugal with one point in deficit.
Serbia was a strong favorite, and definitely, a more convincing victory was expected, bet never the less, a job is done over Vlahovic who yet again proved his great potential and scored the only one in the 68th minute, bringing Serbia one step close of reaching their final goal.
They have no absentees regarding injuries, however central-back Pavlovic (13/1, Monaco) and offensive midfielder Djuricic (34/4, Sassuolo) are suspended. Defender Milenkovic (31/3, Fiorentina) is doubtful..
Croats did their part of the job last time on the road to Cyprus when they didn’t let any surprises occur and took an expected 0:3 victory.
The quality gap was obvious from the start, as the guests were in complete control over the situation on the field, taking a lead in the late phase of the first part, and confirmed their victory with another two scored in the second.
They are currently at the leading spot in the group, sharing the same amount of points as second-placed Russia, so this one comes as a must-win for them.
The Croats will miss goalkeeper Kalinic (19/0, Hajduk), defenders Lovren (69/4, Zenit), Juranovic (13/0, Celtic), Vrsaljko (51/0, Atletico Madrid), midfielder Badelj (55/2, Genoa) and offfensive players Colak (3/0, Malmo), Budimir (8/1, Osasuna) and Rebic (42/3, Milan) compared to previous call-ups. Forward Orsic (13/1, Dinamo Zagreb) is now injured too, while suspended is midfielder Kovacic (75/3, Chelsea).
Luxembourg is appearing decently for their standards during this World Cup campaign, as they are currently positioned at the 3rd spot in the rankings, still with a chance to grab a promotional second spot.
Easier said than done, as they are facing Serbia once again, and were completely outplayed in the reverse fixture in Belgrade with a convincing 4:1 result.
Historically looking, they never booked their ticket for any major tournament, and I don’t think that they have the capacity to surprise in this campaign as well.
The hosts miss defenders Malger (36/2, Swift Hesperange), da Graca (17/0, Austria Wien), and midfielders Phillipps (55/0, Wiltz 71), and Bohnert (24/1, Progres Niederkorn) compared to previous call-ups.
Turkey suffered a pretty demoralizing defeat last time they assembled back in September on the road against the Netherlands, being completely overrun with a 6:1 result.
A positive outcome is surely needed to boost their morale, and furthermore, they are still in a good position to grab the play-off place, as they are currently at the 3rd spot, having only two points less compared to their opponents in the upcoming clash.
The Turks miss out goalkeeper Guno (22/0, Besiktas), defender Meras (15/0, Besiktas), midfielders Yokuslu (39/1, Celta), Karaca (8/1, Alanyaspor), Kahveci (21/1, Fenerbahce), Tokoz (10/1 Trabzonspor) and forwards Karaman (28/6, Besiktas) and Unal (24/2, Getafe) compared to previous matches.