Brazil Battle Peru In Copa America Final Rematch
The international break is still upon us and while the end is in sight with domestic football being set to return sooner rather than later, we’re still more than happy to sit back and soak in what countries from around the world have to offer. We’re still some distance away from next year’s big tournaments but friendlies and qualifiers can still give us a good indication of what to expect. Today, we’ll be looking at a pretty intriguing rematch, as Brazil square off with Peru just a few months after the two went to war in the 2019 Copa America final.
The favourites’ last six games have certainly made for interesting reading, after they drew with Venezuela 0-0 before absolutely battering Peru 5-0 in the final game of their Copa America group stage. They went on to edge past Paraguay in the quarter-finals before easing past rivals Argentina 2-0, and then in the final, they beat Peru again – but only 3-1 this time. In their last friendly they drew 2-2 with Colombia which took place just a few days ago. In terms of team news, Vinicius Junior is expected to feature, with Samir and Ivan also being tipped to finally make their presence known on the international stage.
Peru’s passage into the final of the Copa America confused an awful lot of people, with their second group stage game being a 3-1 win over Bolivia which was unconvincing in its own right. They then lost 5-0 to Brazil before beating Uruguay on penalties in the quarter-finals, and then in the semis, they somehow managed to tear a whole through Chile with a nice 3-0 win. They lost to Brazil 3-1 in the final and then 1-0 to Ecuador in their friendly, and the news gets a bit worse from there with Guerrero and Farfan both being ruled out of participating in this rematch.
Brazil vs Peru Betting Prediction
While Peru always have a few tricks up their sleeve, we can’t look past the Brazilians here. While it has taken some time they appear to be putting a team together that is more than capable of doing some really interesting things on the world stage. They’re finding a good balance between their defensive work and their attacking stars, and while we can’t imagine them completely blowing the Peruvians out of the water, we do believe they are going to be too strong for the underdogs in pretty much every single area of the pitch.