Betting on Peruvian Football
The top tier of Peruvian football is the Torneo Descentralizado (Peruvian Primera División), containing 18 clubs. Like so many of the leagues in South America, it is split in a way that sees two league campaigns played per calendar year, one which ascertains the winners of the Apertura and the other which decides the Clausura. An aggregate league is then created with the top four teams progressing to an end-of-year playoffs, by which a champion is declared.
The second tier, which can see teams promoted to the Primera División, features 12 clubs. In addition, there is a domestic knockout cup competition called the Copa Peru. The most successful teams in any given Peruvian domestic season qualify for the two major continental competitions of the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana.
Peru has competitive men's and women's national teams, and all games featuring Peruvian teams are covered by our Peru football odds comparison tool.
Peru Football Odds
The Peruvian top flight is the Primera División, or otherwise known as the Torneo Descentralizado.
In the completed 2018 calendar year, Sporting Cristal won their 19th title (the league began way back in 1912, under a different name). Overall, Universitario have won the most titles (26), with Allianza Lima having claimed 23, making these three clubs the most successful in the history of Peruvian football.
Looking back at the incomplete 2019 season, the only statistical distinction thus far is that teams tend to take the majority of points at home (1.81 points are won by home teams). Both the prevalence of goals and draws are within the confines of the world average, and so is difficult to use that particular information to inform betting selections.
Peruvian Football History
Peru has a proud footballing history, both domestically and on the international stage. The national team was founded in 1927, and since then has reached many major championship finals tournaments.
The team has participated in 5 FIFA World Cup Finals tournaments, including the first competition back in 1930. Peru also competed in the most recent World Cup in Russia in 2018. The country's best performance to date was reaching the quarter-finals in 1970, where the team lost out to eventual champions Brazil by a scoreline of 4-2.
In the country's continental competition, the CONMEBOL Copa America, the team has the distinction of having won the tournament twice, in 1939 and 1975. As recently as 2015 the team finished in third place, and with the 2019 tournament approaching, Peru can be backed at betting odds of 20/1, making the nation the 6th favourites for a third title.
The Peru women's national team have yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup, but have finished as high as third place in the South American championship, back in 1998.