Brazil meet Peru for the second time in 15 days in the Copa America final. The Seleção go in search of a ninth trophy in South America’s premier competition, while their opponents seek a third triumph. In five matches, Tite’s troops have still yet to concede and were comfortable in the 2-0 win against arch rivals Argentina in the last four.
Where and when: Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro – 7 July, kick-off 21:00
Where you can see Brazil vs. Peru: Premier Sports
Last time: Brazil thrashed Peru 5-0 in the group-stage, courtesy of efforts from Casemiro, Roberto Firmino, Everton, Dani Alves and Willian.
|Edison Flores to score anytime||7/1||Offer|
|Brazil to win 2-0||22/5||Offer|
Brazil vs. Peru Predictions and Preview
Brazil go in to the 46th Copa America final as overwhelming favourites. The Seleção romped through the first phase of the competition before toppling Paraguay on penalties and Lionel Messi’s misfiring Albiceleste.
The starting eleven is expected to be unchanged, with Gabriel Jesus and Everton keeping their places in the wide areas. Jesus netted the opening goal but also assisted Firmino late on against Argentina, despite playing in an unfamiliar role and the Manchester City ace is deserving of his spot. Strike colleague Everton faces competition from Willian and Richarlison but should start, given his performances to date.
In the event Brazil are chasing the contest, the duo, alongside David Neres and Lucas Paqueta, offer Tite a variety of options and the tactician is spoiled for choice. Jesus is the 3/1 favourite to open proceedings while compatriot Firmino follows closely behind at 10/3. Richarlison is 7/4 in the anytime scorer market and Everton is 23/10.
Rivals Peru are full of confidence, despite their underdog status. La Blanquirroja stunned Chile in the semi-final, beating the holders 3-0. Ricardo Gareca’s men thoroughly deserved their victory, outclassing double winners and have improved significantly following their heavy loss against Brazil in Sau Paulo. La Blanquirroja are 6/1 to pull off another shock success and claim silverware.
One to watch for Brazil: Willian netted the final goal in the Group A clash between the nations and is 7/1 to repeat his exploits.
One to watch for Peru: Veteran and talisman Paolo Guerrero is 12/1 to register first and add to his two-goal tournament haul.
Long shot: While Peru deserve enormous credit for reaching the final two, they have been fortunate, firstly squeezing through the group-stage as one of the two best third-placed countries. La Blanquirroja then got the better of Uruguay on penalties, but only after the Sky-Blues had a whopping three efforts chalked off for offside. Peru did put in a wonderful showing against Alexis Sanchez and La Roja and the first 15 minutes against Brazil will be crucial. A repeat of the 5-0 scoreline is 33/1.