Brazil vs Peru (July 5): Prediction, Latest Team News, TV Channel, Live Stream
|Preview: Brazil vs. Peru - prediction, team news, lineups|
Brazil and Peru will lock horns at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro on Monday evening (July 5), with a spot in the final of the Copa America on offer for both teams.
Peru beat Paraguay on penalties in the quarter-finals to advance to the final four, while hosts Brazil recorded a 1-0 victory over Chile to ensure that they would be present in the semi-finals of this summer's tournament.
Brazil and Peru meet for the second time at this Copa America 2021. The only difference is that they clash in the semifinals, with much higher stakes now than in the group stage. Brazil eliminated Chile, but had a lot of luck, while on the other side, Peru went through a penalty shootout to take down Paraguay. Even though Selecao stands as a massive favorite, nothing is certain at Copa America.
Brazil vs Peru: Match preview
Brazil's quarter-final clash with Chile was a cagey affair, but Lucas Paqueta's effort in the early stages of the second half ultimately proved enough for the host nation to secure their spot in the semi-finals.
Tite's side actually had Gabriel Jesus sent off for a high kick on Eugenio Mena in the 48th minute, and Chile came close to a leveller when Ben Brereton's header hit the crossbar; Selecao are in the last four, though, and will be looking to defend the trophy that they lifted in 2019.
Brazil disappointed in the Copa America between 2011 and 2016, being eliminated in the quarter-finals on two occasions, in addition to failing to make it out of the group stage in 2016. The South American nation beat Peru in the 2019 final, though, and will now take on the same opponents in the semi-finals two years later.
The five-time world champions comfortably topped Group B, collecting 10 points from their four matches, scoring 10 times and conceding twice, and it would certainly be a surprise if they failed to progress to the final of this year's competition.
Brazil have already beaten Peru in this tournament, recording a 4-0 victory in Rio de Janeiro on June 17, and they have only lost five of their previous 49 matches with their South American rivals in all competitions, which is an indication of the size of the task facing Ricardo Gareca's side.
Peru are unquestionably the underdogs heading into this semi-final, but it would be fair to say that they have impressed many with their performances at this year's Copa America.
Aside from the 4-0 loss to Brazil, the White and Reds beat Colombia and Venezuela in the group stages, in addition to drawing with Ecuador, which saw them finish second in Group B behind their opponents here.
Peru's quarter-final with Paraguay in Goias was a sensational affair, with the two teams playing out a 3-3 draw before Gareca's side recorded a 4-3 win on penalties.
La Blanquirroja, as mentioned, reached the 2019 final, while they finished third at both the 2011 and 2015 competitions, which demonstrates their experience at this stage of the Copa America.
Peru have not won this tournament since 1975, though, and they will need a lot to go in their favour on Monday evening in order to overcome the hosts and advance to the final at Maracana Stadium.
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|Brazil vs Peru prediction|
Brazil vs Peru: Match Predictions for Results, Goals
The Selecao is an absolute favorite, and we predict their easy win here. Furthermore, it should be a routine one by two or more goals of difference.
Brazil have been in great form and their stars are all playing good football. This should be easy for Neymar and co. against a struggling Peruvian unit.
Predicted final score: Brazil 2-0 Peru or Brazil 3-0 Peru!
How to watch Brazil vs Peru: TV Channel, Live Stream
- TV channels: FS1, FS2
- Spanish-language TV: Univision, UniMas, TUDN
- Streams: fuboTV (all matches) | TUDN.tv for authenticated subscribers
FS1 will be carrying the remaining matches in English, with FS2 picking up the third-place match.
Univision, UniMas and TUDN are sharing Spanish-language coverage, with UniMas showing the third-place match. Matches will also be available online via TUDN.tv for authenticated TUDN subscribers.
All the Copa America matches are also available to stream in English and Spanish via fuboTV (free 7-day trial .
Brazil vs Peru: Latest Team News
Brazil Team News
Brazil have plenty of options and Tite is likely to retain the same starting XI from the game against Venezuela. Neymar will lead the attack with Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison. Fred, Casemiro and Lucas Paqueta are likely to start in midfield again.
Injuries: Felipe is out due to a knee injury, while Renan Lodi has problems with a ribs injury. Gabriel Jesus is out because of a red card received against Chile.
Peru Team News
Seasoned veterans like Raul Ruidiaz and Paolo Guerrero have been left out of Peru's squad. Ruidiaz has been in good goalscoring form for the Seattle Sounders, but Ricardo Gareca is focusing on developing young players. Experienced midfielder Christian Cueva is expected to lead the charge for Peru.
Suspensions: On the other side, arguably the most important player of the unit, Andre Carrillo, won’t be able to help his teammates, as he also received a red card in the quarterfinals.
Brazil will be unable to call upon Gabriel Jesus for the semi-final, as the Manchester City forward received a straight red card in his side's quarter-final contest with Chile last time out.
As a result, the goalscorer from the last-eight affair - Paqueta - is likely to come in for a start, but it could otherwise be the same XI that lined up for the first whistle against Chile.
Fred has been in impressive form for Brazil this summer and should start alongside Casemiro in the middle of the mark, while Richarlison and Roberto Firmino should join Neymar in the final third of the field.
Tite has another big decision to make between the sticks, as he has both Ederson and Alisson Becker competing for the gloves, but the Manchester City goalkeeper could retain his spot here.
As for Peru, Andre Carrillo was sent off in the latter stages of normal time against Paraguay and will therefore be suspended for the semi-final with Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
Carrillo's spot in the side could be taken by Santiago Ormeno, but Gareca is not expected to make any surprise calls elsewhere, despite only using two substitutes in the quarter-finals.
Gianluca Lapadula has scored three times for his country at this summer's competition and will again lead the line, while Christian Cueva and Renato Tapia are both certainties to line up in midfield.
Brazil vs Peru Copa America 2021: Predicted Line-up
Brazil predicted XI (4-2-1-3): Alisson Becker, Danilo, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Renan Lodi; Casemiro, Fred, Lucas Paqueta; Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison
Peru Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Luis Abram, Miguel Araujo; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Christian Cueva, Sergio Pena, Andre Carillo; Gianluca Lapadula
Brazil vs Peru Copa America 2021: Head-to-Head and Performance
Brazil win: 33
Brazil goals: 102
Peru win: 5
Peru goals: 33.
Brazil vs Peru: Last 5 Meetings
14-10-2020 Peru 2-4 Brazil (World Cup Qualification)
11-09-2019 Peru 1-0 Brazil (Friendly)
08-07-2019 Brazil 3-1 Peru (Copa America)
06-23-2019 Peru 0-5 Brazil (Copa America)
16-11-2016 Peru 0-2 Brazil (World Cup Qualification).
Brazil vs Peru Copa America 2021: Brazil’s Last 5 Matches (W-M-M-M-M)
14-11-2020 Brazil 1-0 Venezuela (World Cup Qualification)
18-11-2020 Uruguay 0-2 Brazil (World Cup Qualification)
05-06-2021 Brazil 2-0 Ecuador (World Cup Qualification)
09-06-2021 Paraguay 0-2 Brazil (World Cup Qualification)
09-06-2021 Brazil 3-0 Venezuela (Copa America).
Brazil vs Peru Copa America 2021: Peru’s Last 5 Matches (K-K-K-K-M)
14-10-2020 Peru 2-4 Brazil (World Cup Qualification)
14-11-2020 Chile 2-0 Peru (World Cup Qualification)
18-11-2020 Peru 0-2 Argentina (World Cup Qualification)
04-06-2021 Peru 0-3 Colombia (World Cup Qualification)
09-06-2021 Ecuador 1-2 Peru (World Cup Qualification).
Brazil vs Peru Copa America 2021: Stats and Score Prediction
Brazil has always won in its last 8 matches.
Brazil has always scored at least 2 goals in 7 of its last 8 matches.
Brazil has always kept a clean sheet, aka didn’t concede, in its last 5 matches.
Peru has only won 1 time in its last 9 matches (W1 D2 L6).
Brazil vs Peru Betting Tips, Update Odds
The odds for the Brazilians to win with a -1.5-goal handicap are -110, and that is our pick for this event. For braver ones, go with Brazil scores twice inside the opening 45 minutes.
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