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The runners-up in the previous Copa America have displayed a drop in form recently, losing three of their four World Cup qualifier matches and with one draw, they find themselves in ninth place on the table.
They are on a three-game losing streak and coming off a 0:2 defeat against Argentina. Peru look nothing like the team that made it to the finals of Copa America in 2019, but a victory in this match would provide them with a much-needed confidence boost.
The reigning Copa America champions are the favorites to run away with this match, having already beaten this team with a 4:2 result in Lima.
They’ve won all four of their World Cup qualifier matches and are coming into this match after a 2:0 victory against Uruguay in Montevideo. WIth 12 points, they sit atop the table in the World Cup qualifiers table and are looking to carry over their momentum into Copa America and defend their title.
Peru vs Brazil Stats & Analysis
Brazil have dominated this match-up in recent years, beating Peru in four of their last five clashes, their only defeat being a friendly match.
They’ve scored an average of 2,8 goals in those matches, whilst Peru have an average of just 0,8. Their most recent battle was in October 2020, in the World Cup qualifiers. The match was even until Brazil turned up the volume and scored two times in the final 10 minutes, giving themselves the victory.
However, the final result fails to describe how close the match was. Brazil’s effort to score was made much easier by the fact that two players on Peru’s side were booked with red cards, one of them being their goalkeeper, severely crippling their ability to defend effectively.
In the rematch of the 2019 Copa America finals, Brazil look like the much better team, and as the favorites to take the tournament, confidence will be flying high in the locker room. However, Peru have shown that they can compete against this team in their previous match, and they’ll be eager for revenge, losing the match against this team in a rather unfortunate manner.