Brazil vs Peru
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2019
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho (Maracana).
The ‘Mecca of World Football’ the Maracana will host the final of this prestigious tournament, and for the home nation, the story has been one worth following. It’s true that they have not yet delivered performances apt for the big names in their squad, but still, they have managed to face every obstacle on the path so far and stood invincible.
The presence of Selecao in the final was widely expected even before the commencement of the tournament, but not of their counterparts though. With titans like Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, etc in the mix, Peru was not even counted on to reach the final four.
But, here they stand, with one final match to wade through, before ultimate glory.
The loss they were inflicted by this same opposition in the group stage has left its own wounds, and that should provide a fine print about what is to happen in this game. But if, just if the Peruvians manage to deal with the relentless onslaught of the hosts, they could script one of the best stories of this year.
Brazil vs Peru Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brazil won five of the last six matches.
- The last time these two met, which was in this same tournament, a week back, the Brazilians won 5-0.
- In the last 40 years, Peru has recorded just a single victory.
- The Peruvians conceded two or more goals in five of the last six clashes.
Brazil vs Peru Prediction
Let’s get real for now. Fairytales do occur, maybe once in a while. But the chances for Peru to lift the title, defeating the hosts, after losing 0-5 to this same opponent, are extremely low. Tite’s men have glory in sights, and it would be near impossible to stop them on the tracks.
Take into consideration that the Canaries are unbeaten in their last 15 fixtures, and was so in 45 of their last 48. They also won 13 of their last 15 battles and kept 23 clean sheets from their last 28.
Importantly, the team has not conceded a goal in the tournament yet, and maybe more than the win would be aiming to complete their triumph keeping clean sheets throughout.
The football-mad country has a great reason to go after this mad notion. Allison Becker is high on football radars after the league run by Liverpool, and their European victory. If he’s able to complete domination in another continent, that too without conceding a goal in the process, his chances to lift the Ballon d’Or would improve astronomically. And finally, Brazil would be able to put an end to the barren run on that front after Ricardo Kaka’s 2007 win.
The Peruvians, with just five wins from their last fifteen games, and five losses in their last six meetings against this rival, might be hoping on a total ‘Hail Mary’. Other than that, the side does not have much hope for this game.
Brazil vs Peru Betting Tips
To Win to Nil: Brazil @ 1.90 (9/10)
Brazil to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 1.60 (3/5).