This is Peru’s biggest test yet, and though they are firm outsiders, any result is likely to be a tight one. Tellingly, each of their last five Copa América (CA) matches against CONMEBOL opposition currently ranked in FIFA’s top-20 have been settled by a margin of less than 1.5 goals (W1, D2, L2).
While there could be a tight scoreline forthcoming, three of Peru’s last four matches against fellow South Americans (inc. friendlies) have not been short of a quickfire start, seeing an opening goal inside the first half-hour. Additionally, two of the last three in that category have also seen a goal beyond the 89th minute.
Unbeaten in 12 matches ahead of kick-off (W10, D2), Brazil stand as rightful favourites, even though they were 1-0 losers against Peru in their last CA meeting back in 2016. That defeat remains Brazil’s only loss against CONMEBOL opponents outside of FIFA’s current top-20 since October 2009.
Brazil have also opened the scoring on ten occasions across the 12 matches played since their World Cup elimination (W9, D1). Seven of those wins yielded a margin of multiple goals, with Brazil scoring 3+ goals in the second half of three games out of the last four in that category.
Players to watch: Both of Peru’s victories in 2019 to yield a 1-0 scoreline have seen Christian Cueva net the winner.
Young Brazil forward Everton scored the final goal (and his first for Brazil) against Bolivia in his nation’s victorious opener.
Stat attack: Four of Peru’s last six matches have produced under 2.5 total match goals, with only one of those six seeing both teams score.
Could three be the magic number? Three of Brazil’s last four CA victories have contained exactly three match goals.
The last CA H2H was the second in succession to see one team win after a level half-time score.
Head-to-head matches: PERU – BRAZIL
16.11.16 WC Peru Brazil 0 : 2
13.06.16 CA Brazil Peru 0 : 1
18.11.15 WC Brazil Peru 3 : 0
14.06.15 CA Brazil Peru 2 : 1
02.04.09 WC Brazil Peru 3 : 0

PERU vs BRAZIL Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Away Win
Selection odds: 1,35
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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