Brazil v Peru Betting Tip Brazil and Over 2.5 goals – 7 July 2019

Entertaining final may conclude disappointing tournament

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BrazilBrazil v PeruPeru
Sunday 7th July 2100hrs
Football – International– Copa America
Pick Brazil and Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker paddypower
Odds: 23/20 (odds taken 14.00 GMT, Saturday 6th July)

1 X 2
30/100 9/2 11/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from Ladbrokes on July 6th, 2019 at 14.00)

The Copa America also comes to a conclusion on Sunday and it looks to be a one-sided final with favourites Brazil coming up against the surprise package of the tournament Peru. Will we see one of the biggest shocks in tournament history?!

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Brazil Preview – Can favourites and hosts secure first Copa America since 2007?

The one expectation coming into this Copa America was that Brazil would make the final. Not only are they the highest ranked South American nation they are also the tournament hosts. And it was that home advantage that many people believed would be a telling difference. With expectation comes pressure, though, and Tite’s team have had to contend with that throughout. There was an uneasiness about the Brazilian team in the early stages of the competition and that showed again in their quarter-final with Paraguay where they needed penalties. The semi-final against Argentina was much more promising and it also seemed to unite the supporters. There have been some dissenting voices from the support but they got behind their team as their heroes seen off their biggest rivals 2-0. Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino in either half was enough to see Brazil through to their first final in 12 years.

Another clean sheet against Argentina means it’s now six games without conceding a goal at this Copa America. Taking that further it’s eight games since their defence was preached. Tite’s approach is not for everybody and it is the cause of some frustration for the Brazilian public. It also means that victory is required on Sunday otherwise his job is in real danger.

 

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Peru Preview– Can the surprise package of the tournament go all the way and shock their hosts?

If Brazil were expected to get to Sunday’s final, Peru’s inclusion is very much the opposite. Although the Peruvians have shown their capability finishing third in 2011 and 2015, their appearance here is still a surprise. It would have been a surprise before the tournament kicked off and even more so since losing 5-0 to Brazil in the group stage. It’s been a dramatic turnaround since that embarrassment and they have taken notable scalps en route. Having ridden their luck in the quarter-final against Uruguay there was no doubt about their credentials when brushing Chile aside last time out. That was arguably their best result in recent times and it was a deserved win. Goals from Edison Flores and Victor Yutan in the first half set them on their way in that game. There was time for the veteran striker Paulo Guerrero to put the gloss on it in the final minute.

Bearing in mind that Chile have won the last two Copa Americas that win is more important than just progression. It will instill a huge belief in the Peru squad that they can compete with the biggest and best in South America. Brazil are without doubt at the top of that list but this is a dangerous team to write off.

Key-Facts – Brazil v Peru

  • Brazil have won this competition five times in the Copa America era – the most of any nation
  • This is a first Copa America final since 1975 for Peru and they have been the surprise package of the tournament
  • These teams met in the group stage and Brazil thumped Peru 5-0 in what is the biggest wining margin of the 2019 Copa America

Brazil v Peru Betting Advice

It is hard to ignore that 5-0 win for Brazil in the group stage considering how recent it was. Tite will be well aware that tomorrow’s game is a much different test altogether but Peru will have to show it has had no lasting effect. Keeping clean sheets against both Uruguay and Chile will certainly have boosted their confidence.

The hosts are not the free-flowing force we’ve come to associate with Brazil teams down the years. They are pragmatic and have yet to concede. Peru know that they cannot afford to let their opponents get an easy time of it and will be boosted with the three goals against Chile. If they sit back they will eventually get picked off so expect them to be bold in their countering. It’s not been a tournament filled with goals but six of the last 10 Copa America finals have had three or more goals. An early goal has the potential to see this game go a similar way.

 


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