PREVIEW: Brazil vs Peru – Copa America 2019 Final

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Brazil demolished Peru 5-0 in the group stage, but La Blanquirroja’s performances in the knockout phase suggest Sunday’s meeting will be a tighter affair.

Despite losing by such an extent against Brazil in the group stages, Peru still managed to advance to the quarter-finals as the best third-placed team.

Peru played out a goalless draw against Uruguay in the quarter-finals, even though their opponents had a great deal of firepower.

Against two-time defending champions Chile in the semi-final, they were superb and even a 3-0 scoreline arguably did not reflect their dominance in the contest.

Copa America Brazil 2019 - Group A - Peru v Brazil
Copa America Brazil 2019 – Group A – Peru v Brazil – Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil – June 22, 2019
Brazil’s Marquinhos celebrates their fifth goal as Peru’s Pedro Gallese looks dejected Credit: REUTERS/Henry Romero

Brazil are yet to concede at the tournament, with goalkeeper Alisson enjoying a run of nine consecutive clean sheets for club and country.

Although they’ve struggled at times going forward at the Copa, they also have plenty of match-winners in the final third even without Neymar, who was injured shortly before the tournament began.

Jesus will head into the final on the back of a superb performance, while Firmino has two goals and three assists at the tournament.

They should give the Selecao the edge on Sunday but expect a much more hard-fought contest than their last meeting with Peru.

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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil Team News

Filipe Luรญs was not fit enough to play in their 2-0 semi-final win over Argentina. He will return to the starting XI if fit enough.

Richarlison and Fernandinho are also fitness doubts heading into this weekend’s final but neither are expected to start against Peru.

Other than Luis’ return, no changes are expected from Brazil head coach Tite.

Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Alisson
Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Luis
Arthur, Casemiro
Jesus, Coutinho, Everton
Firmino

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๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru Team News

Peru have shuffled their pack throughout the tournament, particularly in attack. Jefferson Farfรกn is a doubt.

After shocking Chile 3-0 in the last four, Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca has no reason to make any changes here.

Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Gallese
Advincula, Zambrano, Abram, Trauco
Yotun, Tapia
Carrillo, Cueva, Flores
Guerrero

Match Odds

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After beating Argentina in the semis, Brazil must feel as though it is undoubtedly their turn to become kings of South America for the first time since 2007 and they are fancied to beat plucky Peru comfortably.

Brazil haven’t conceded a goal so far in this tournament and beat Peru 5-0 in the group stage. With such a strong defence, Brazil are highly likely to keep a clean sheet with odds at 1.58*

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Brazil vs Peru Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches:
June 22 2019:
Brazil 5-0 Peru
November 15 2016: Peru 0-2 Brazil
June 12 2016: Peru 1-0 Brazil

Total head-to-head matches played:ย 44
Brazil wins: 31
Peru wins: 4
Draws: 9

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