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Brazil vs. Peru: Preview and Predictions

Last Updated on July 4, 2021 10:37 pm by

Brazil vs. Peru will face each other in the semifinals of the Copa America 2021. The match is scheduled for Monday, July 5 at 18:00 CET. The clash will be played at the Olympic Stadium Nilton Santos, located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a semifinal where Brazil and Peru will meet in the semifinal in a kind of rematch of the final that both played in the last Copa America, also in Brazil, that 3-1 victory that meant the ninth continental crown for Tite’s team. Ricardo Gareca’s Peru arrives after a close match against Paraguay that had to go to penalties to be decided, after a 3-3 draw in regulation time, while on the other side the story was no easier for Brazil, who won in a battle more than a soccer match, against the always combative Chilean team. It was a 1-0 win that was in jeopardy until the very last moment. This great semifinal duel can be enjoyed on DIRECTV Sports. 

Here are 5 important facts ahead of the Copa America semifinal:

  1. Brazil has won 9 and drawn 1 of the last 10 games. Averaging 2.8 points per game.
  2. Peru has won 3, drawn 2, and lost 5 of the last 10 matches. Averaging 1.1 points per game.
  3. In the last 10 matches, Brazil has scored an average of 2.2 goals and conceded an average of 0.4 goals. Thus, their matches have an average of 2.6 goals.
  4. In the last 10 matches, Peru has scored an average of 1.2 goals and conceded an average of 2.2 goals. Therefore, their games have an average of 3.4 goals.
  5. There have been more than 2.5 goals in 4 of Brazil’s last 10 matches.

Here are the best plays from the last Copa América group stage match between the two: 

How the teams are coming into this Copa America semifinal:

Peru: It comes to this match after a 3-3 draw during the ninety minutes with Paraguay and then defeating them 4-3 in the penalty shootout. La Rojiblanca had started with the scoreboard down, but before going to the break managed to turn it around with goals from striker Gianluca Lapadula. The second half was quite even between the two teams and Peru had the victory, but the expulsion of Carrillo and a goal on the hour from their rivaled to a penalty shootout. The team coached by Ricardo Gareca had a rather irregular game in the group stage of the Copa América 2021, where they started with a 4-0 loss to Brazil, drew with Ecuador, and beat Colombia and Venezuela by the minimum difference. In this quarterfinal match, they could not make the difference despite playing with an extra man for almost the entire second half. For the match against Brazil, they will not be able to count on midfielder André Carrillo, who received the red card five minutes before the end of the match.

Brazil: They have just beaten Chile 1-0 in the quarterfinal match of the Copa América 2021, where the locals could not show the associated game that characterizes them. The Verdeamarela managed to score early in the second half thanks to a shot into the penalty area by Paquetá, who had recently joined the team, but two minutes later Gabriel Jesús committed a foul that earned him a red card and conditioned his team to play practically the entire second half with a man down. The team coached by Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, better known as Tite, only drew against Ecuador in the group stage and won the rest of the matches they played in this competition, being the clear favorite to win the Copa América for the second consecutive time. The Brazilian national team will be without striker Gabriel Jesus, who was sent off in the last match, and defender Felipe, who suffered a knee injury, for the semifinal match.

Betting line:

Peru: 33.8% (+1200) – Goals: 1.01 – Best O/U: o2½-125 

Brazil: 35.9% (-416) – Goals: 1.05 – Best O/U: u2½-109

Draw: 30.3% (+440) 

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