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Copa America 2021 : Brazil vs Peru Preview and Predictions

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Brazil lock horns with surprise package Peru once again in the semi-finals of Copa America 2021. Although Peru were humiliated in the previous encounter in the group stage, they could be well aware of Brazil’s weaknesses.

In the past two matches, Selecao have developed some small cracks and were narrowly able to succeed. Will the visitors have sweet revenge against the defending champions or will Brazil make it to their second consecutive final?

Brazil vs Peru : Preview

Brazil started their journey in the Copa America this season with a bang after defeating Venezuela and then Peru comfortably by 3-0 and 4-0 respectively. However, they were just lucky enough to defeat Colombia by 2-1 and managed a tough draw against Ecuador.

Recently, against Chile, they got away with a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Lucas Pacqueta. In contrast, after a difficult start, Peru staged a surprise win against Paraguay defeating them 4-3 on penalties after a 3-3 score at 120 minutes.

La Blanquirroja have established themselves as one of the best lower-ranked nations in South America and a win would take them to 2nd successive final. But, their record against Brazil have not been that good.

Additionally, this match would be the 50th meeting between the two teams. Brazil have won 35 out of 49 total matches whereas the Peruvians won just five. The rest nine matches have ended as draws. Also, the visitors need a miracle to occur to defeat the Brazilians, who are on a 12-match unbeaten run.

Brazil form : W D W W W W W W W W

Peru form : W W D W L W L L L L

Brazil vs Peru : Team News

Felipe Luis has been ruled out for the rest of this season and Gabriel Jesus won’t be available due to his red card in the last match. Except for these, there are not many concerns for Brazil head coach Tite.

Whereas, Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has a huge concern as his team’s top scorer Andre Carillo also got suspended in the quarterfinals against Paraguay. However, the return of Alexander Callens would be a much-needed boost.

Predicted Line-ups and Score :

Tite would be fielding a 4-4-2 formation lead by Neymar Junior and Roberto Firminho.

Whereas, Peru might field a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Predicted Score : Brazil 1 – 2 Peru

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