Peru v Brazil Betting Tips & Predictions
The biggest problem for Brazil in recent years is that the team often struggle under the weight of expectations and that was certainly the case in their recent Copa America clash against Venezuela.
Tite’s men might have had three goals disallowed during the ninety minutes although the bottom line is that they delivered an underwhelming performance and the supporters will demand improvement when the Selecao clash with Peru.
Neymar is clearly a big miss for this team considering the Paris Saint-Germain generally lights up the stage when making an appearance, while Philippe Coutinho comes into this tournament off the back of a disappointing club season with Barcelona.
Peru also have four points after drawing with Venezuela before coming from behind to beat Bolivia and that means that they’ve practically qualified for the last eight of the competition.
However, the Incas will want to give a good account of themselves in Sao Paulo and they possess a dangerous threat thanks to the presence of Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan in the team.
Farfan in particular has stood out in the first two matches and the Lokomotiv Moscow forward might be attracting some attention from Europe’s big clubs this summer, with the 34-year-old having plenty left in the tank.
Brazil know that a draw will be enough to see them through as group winners and we can therefore look to get with the Peruvians on the Asian Handicap.
It’s clear that the hosts simply don’t have the goal threat without Neymar and any kind of victory might be by a slender margin, with Peru taken with a +1.5 goal advantage.
Peru +1.5 @ 1.77 with bet365