The derby of Group A between Peru and Brazil will answer us who will end in the first position in the group but there is an interesting possible scenario in which all Peru, Brazil, and Venezuela finish with five points each.
Peru Team News and Latest Form
This is Peru’s biggest test yet, and although they are massive underdogs, any result is likely to be a narrow one. Each of their previous five Copa America games against CONMEBOL rivals currently ranked in FIFA’s top-20 have been decided by a difference of fewer than 1.5 goals (W1, D2, L2).
Three of Peru’s last four games against fellow South Americans have not been short of a fast start, seeing an opening goal in the opening 30 minutes. Also, two of the previous three in that category have also seen a goal after the 89th minute.
Both of Peru’s wins in 2019 with a 1-0 scoreline have seen Christian Cueva score the winner. Four of Peru’s previous six games produced under 2.5 goals, with only one of those six seeing both teams score.
Brazil Team News and Latest Form
Unbeaten in 12 games (W10, D2), Brazil stand as rightful favorites, even though they lost 1-0 to Peru in their latest Copa America duel back in 2016. That loss remains Brazil’s only defeat against CONMEBOL rivals outside of FIFA’s current top-20 since October 2009.
Brazil have also scored the opening goal on ten occasions across the 12 games played since the 2018 World Cup (W9, D1). Seven of those victories produced a margin of 2+ goals, with Brazil scoring 3+ goals in the second 45 minutes of three matches out of the last four in that category.
Three of Brazil’s last four Copa America wins have contained exactly three-match goals.
Peru vs. Brazil Head to Head
Peru and Brazil have faced on 30 occasions since 1936 and Brazil are leading in all-time H2H duels with 20 wins while Peru have three victories with seven draws. Brazil suffered only one loss to Peru in this century and it was at the previous Copa America.
Peru vs. Brazil Betting Tip
Brazil are big favorites to get three points here but backing them at low 1.33 (-300) odds is surely something you’d like to pass. They kept their net intact in both games so far and the Peruvians seem capable of scoring one. A 1-1 result is often when these two teams meet and that’s why we’re backing both teams to score at 2.20 (+120).