INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Copa America 2021: Brazil vs Peru Preview and Predictions

Bertrand Traore

Brazil lock horns with Peru in Group B on Thursday night in the Copa America 2021. Peru looks to begin their campaign with a surprise victory whereas the hosts are thinking about continuing their fine run of form.

The Little Canary birds come with a 3-0 victory against Venezuela and have won all their past 8 matches so far. Whereas, La Blanquirroja look for a revival after their stumbling form this year.

Brazil vs Peru : Preview

The two teams are currently experiencing exactly opposite results in their recent matches. However, since the 3-0 semifinal win over Chile, Peru had just won twice in the last 12 matches.

They were clearly the underdogs in last edition of the Copa America, defeating South American giants Uruguay and Chile. But, they were twice humiliated by Brazil, 3-1 in the final and 5-0 in the Group Stage. However, in the most recent match, they gave a fight but lost 4-2 at home to the Selecao.

As compared to that, the tournament hosts are enjoying a superb form. Coincidentally, they have lost just two matches after the 2019 final triumph. Now, with defenders like Marquinhos also looking for a shot on goal, the team has one of the best squad depths in the world.

48 matches have been played between the two teams and Brazil have an upper hand in winning 34 out of them, Peru only managed to win 5. Whereas, the rest 9 matches ended as draws.

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

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

Brazil vs Peru : Team News

Brazil have no injury concerns and coach Tite would be fielding a strong starting eleven.

Whereas, Peru have a lot of new players in the lineup and Paulo Guerrero would be the biggest name, who hasn’t been included in the squad. The 37-year-old forward scored in the final in 2019 Copa America. However, head coach Ricardo Gareca has also no worries about injuries.

Predicted Line-ups and Score :

Brazil would be normally going with their 4-3-3 formation and maybe Alisson Becker would be rested.

Peru would be thinking about a 4-1-4-1 formation.

Predicted score : Brazil 2-1 Peru

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