Both sides are knocked out of the Last 8 of the last Copa America, and their recent performance in friendlies is not ideal.
In terms of the historical records, Peru have much better records in Copa America than Venezuela. They have once claimed this competition in 1939 and 1975. Besides, they have taken part in the Russian World Cup last year. Their overall quality is better.
Moreover, Peru have won 3 of their last 4 encounters with Venezuela in the Copa America.
In conclusion, Peru are expected to win their opening game.