First v second in Group A as Brazil take on Peru in a match that will decide who finishes top of the group. Brazil haven’t been at their best much to the disappointment of the home crowd, however a solid performance and a win will set them up nicely for the semi-finals of the Copa America. Form Labs breaks down the clash while as ever we bring you the value with our selection of enhanced odds.
Win For Peru
After a respectable opening day draw with Venezuela, Peru may have taken a while to get going against Bolivia but they delivered the goods in the end.
Although the concession of a goal against a team with such a low output is concerning, Ricardo Gareca will have been pleased to see his own side register on the board three times as they too haven’t been phenomenal at the sharp end in recent times.
The same could be said about Brazil following their failure to net against Venezuela, meaning the Selecao have been booed in both games so far and failure to satisfy those in the stands here could see the atmosphere grown even frostier.
Brazil Not At Thier Best
Tite and his men have seemingly struggled to adapt to the last minute withdrawal of Neymar through injury, with the Selecao lacking that usual creative spark.
They’ve led at the break in just three of their past nine matches now, while it’s been a similar story for Peru as they’ve gone in all square at the break in nine of their last 11 outings.
However, the one man who has delivered for Brazil so far is Barcelona playmaker Coutinho, who scored twice in their first game early on in the second half and thought he’d struck the winner late on last time out before VAR cancelled his celebrations.
Peru v Brazil Betting Tips
The 27-year-old may have endured a torrid time in Spain, where Ernesto Valverde appears unsure whether to use him as a midfielder or a forward, while heavy expectations of filling Andres Iniesta’s boots appear to have been too much.
However, he’s playing in a more natural position for the national side and looks to be Brazil’s most likely source of goals at these finals.
He scored three times from three appearances at the last Copa America, bagged two goals and two assists from five games at the World Cup last summer, as well as grabbing both a goal and an assist against Honduras in Brazil’s final pre-tournament match a couple of weeks ago.
With that in mind, he appears ready to take on responsibility for making the Selecao tick in Neymar’s absence, though at the prices we wouldn’t be sure of it being enough to secure his side a victory as a point would in all likelihood suit both teams.
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