El Salvador vs. Peru – Prediction and Betting Tips | Jun 15, 2024

Peru will round off their preparations for the upcoming Copa America with a friendly against El Salvador in the United States on Friday night. The White and Reds will open their Copa America tournament against Chile on June 21, while El Salvador will be back in competitive action in the CONCACAF Nations League in September.


Detailed Analysis

El Salvador

El Salvador will enter Friday’s friendly off the back of two 2026 World Cup qualification matches, with the national side currently competing in Group F of the second round. La Selecta occupy third position in the section with four points from two matches, having drawn 0-0 with Puerto Rico before recording a much-needed 3-1 victory over Saint Vincent & the Grenadines last time out.

David Doniga’s side will now face Peru and Guatemala in friendly fixtures before returning to competitive action in the CONCACAF Nations League against Montserrat at the start of September. El Salvador will be tackling Peru for the seventh time in their history, and they have previously recorded two victories, including a 2-0 success in a friendly in March 2019, but Peru ran out 4-1 winners when the two national sides locked horns last time out in September 2022.

La Selecta’s success over Saint Vincent & the Grenadines proved to be their first win since June 2022, and they will now be aiming to make it back-to-back victories for the first time since the middle of 2021.

Key Players:

  • Nelson Bonilla: Came off the bench to score in the last game and is expected to start.
  • Pablo Punyed: Likely to replace Adan Climaco, who was substituted in the last match.

Expected Lineup: Gonzalez; Sibrian, Clavel, Punyed; Tamacas, M Cartagena, Martinez, Flores; Castillo-Orellana, Bonilla, Tejada


Peru will enter this match off the back of a 0-0 draw with Paraguay, which followed friendly wins over Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic back in March. Jorge Fossati’s side will now complete their preparations for the Copa America against El Salvador, before beginning their 2024 tournament against Chile on June 21, while they will also face Canada and Argentina in the group stage of the competition.

The White and Reds finished fourth at the 2021 Copa America, while they were runners-up in 2019, so it would not be a surprise to see them advance deep into this year’s tournament. Peru won the South American Championship in 1939, before landing their first Copa America in 1975, and they have since been regulars in the knockout round of the tournament.

Key Players:

  • Gianluca Lapadula: Striker with nine goals for the national side, expected to lead the attack.
  • Paolo Guerrero: The captain and all-time leading goalscorer could start in this match.

Expected Lineup: Gallese; Araujo, Zambrano, Callens; Polo, W Cartagena, Tapia, Lopez; Lapadula, Guerrero, Rivera

Head-to-Head and Previous Encounters

El Salvador and Peru have faced each other six times, with Peru winning four matches and El Salvador winning twice. Their most recent encounter was in September 2022, where Peru won 4-1. However, El Salvador won the previous friendly in March 2019 with a 2-0 scoreline.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Match Winner Prediction

Peru, with their stronger squad and recent form, are favoured to win this match. Their historical dominance over El Salvador also plays a factor in this prediction.

Prediction: Goal.mu/Mauri.bet predicts: El Salvador 1-3 Peru

Both Teams to Score

Given both teams’ recent form and attacking capabilities, it is likely that both teams will score in this match.

Prediction: Yes

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

With Peru’s attacking strength and El Salvador’s recent improvements, we anticipate a match with over 2.5 goals.

Prediction: Over 2.5 goals


Peru has won three of their last five friendly matches, showcasing their ability to perform well in non-competitive fixtures.