The Copa America group stages conclude this week with Brazil, the competition hosts and one of the favourites to lift the tournament, coming against tournament outsiders Peru in Sao Paulo. The hosts are on course for the knockouts while Peru are aiming for second spot in the group.
Where and when: Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo –15 June, kick-off 01:30
Where you can see Brazil vs. Peru: Premier Sports
Last time: Brazil won 2-0 in Lima the last time the two sides met, in a World Cup qualifier in November 2016. However, Peru defeated Brazil in their second most recent clash – in the Copa America – earlier that year, in a 1-0 win.
|Peru double chance||3/1||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||11/10||Offer|
|Half time/full time draw/Brazil||3/1||Offer|
Brazil vs. Peru Predictions and Preview
Brazil are confident of completing their seamless progress to the knockouts in their home Copa America tournament, despite being without their injured star forward Neymar.
Tite’s side have lost just once in their last 26 appearances – their World Cup quarter-final exit against Belgium – and will be eyeing lifting this summer’s tournament.
Peru are not in a good run of form and had scored just once in their last four games, while they will have been frustrated not to win their opening encounter against Venezuela.
If you fancy Brazil to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 8/15 while Brazil to win at full-time after being held at the break, as was the case against Bolivia, is at 3/1.
One to watch for Brazil: In the absence of the injured Neymar, Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is the main goal threat for the Selecao – he has three goals in his last two caps and 14 in 29 appearances overall.
One to watch for Peru: Christian Cueva plays his club football in Brazil with Santos and coming into the tournament, scored each of Peru’s last two goals. The midfielder is now into double figures internationally and will once more be a threat here.
Long shot: The last three times these sides met, at least one side has not scored, while Peru have scored just once in their past four matches. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 13/1.