Peru come into this evening's encounter as slight favourites to beat the Colombians in Lima in their fourth match of this 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.
The Peruvians are second from bottom in the South American qualification table on four, trailing their rivals tonight by a point, but will be determined to make the most of home advantage in this one.
For both of these sides the absence of Brazil, who automatically qualify for the finals as hosts, offers an opportunity to secure a berth at the tournament which otherwise would have been much more difficult to do.
There are nine teams in South America's qualification table now, with the top four securing passage to the finals while the fifth placed side faces a play-off.
With Argentina, Chile and Uruguay all in fine form so far, Peru and Colombia look as though they'll have to battle it out for fourth or fifth with the likes of Venezuela and Ecuador.
The hosts come into the match having won one, drawn one and lost three of their last five outings, whilst Colombia have won three, drawn won and lost one of their last five fixtures.