Peru have made a poor start to the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the CONMEBOL region but they can redeem themselves when they travel to Lima to take on an Ecuador team with the third best result in the qualifiers.

Only Brazil and Argentina have more points than Ecuador in the South American section of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers after the first five games. Five-time world champions Brazil have the maximum of 15 points from five games and are the top team in the region ahead of Argentina in second place. The Argentines have 11 points and are two points away from Ecuador in third place. Paraguay complete the top four teams with seven points from the first five matches.

Ecuador play host to a Peru side winless in the first five games in the South American region of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. The Peruvians have a solitary point to show for their troubles. The point came from the 2-2 draw at Paraguay in the first game courtesy the two goals from Andre Carillo. Al-Hilalof Saudi Arabia forward Carillo gave Peru the lead in the second half before Paraguay scored twice to lead into the final nine minutes of the game. Carillo then scored his second goal to rescue a point for his team.

Since the Paraguay game, Peru have lost four successive games but they can't arrest that form when they take on hosts Ecuador on Tuesday. The losing run started with the 4-2 home defeat to Brazil despite netting the first goal courtesy Carillo who made it three goals in two World Cup 2022 qualifiers. Peru lost 2-0 at Chile before losing consecutive home games to Argentina (2-0) and Colombia (3-0).

Peru occupy the last position on the 10-team standings and are two points away from Venezuela in ninth position.