Matchday 2 of Copa America 2021 is over for Group B following Brazil's comfortable win over Peru. The hosts now have made it two wins from two and continue their way to a back-to-back continental title. Ricardo Gareca's team couldn't get off to a good start to their campaign. Check out the highlights and goals of the game.
Tité's boys took care of business at Estadio Olímpico Nilson Santos in Río de Janeiro with a well-deserved victory that sees them rule Group B standings. Alex Sandro put them in front in the first half, Neymar and Everton increased the advantage before Richarlison sealed the victory.
Brazil vs Peru: Match Preview
Brazil and Peru face off today, June 17 at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro for Matchday 2 of Copa America 2021. The hosts will be after their second win in the tournament to stay at the top of the Group B table, while the national team coached by Ricardo Gareca will try to upset the hosts. Here, find out what you need to know about the match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
La Canarinha started their journey in the tournament with style after trashing Venezuela 3-0. Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa all scored in the opening match. Despite the result, Venezuela fought hard but Brazil attack was too much for them.
On the other hand, Peru will play their first match; they didn’t see action on Matchday 1. Of course, Gareca would have liked to start against any other rival than the top favorites to lift the trophy again.
Brazil vs Peru: Match Information
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021.
Time: 08:00 PM (ET).
Location: Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil vs Peru: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM
Brazil vs Peru: Storylines
Brazil and Peru came into this match in opposite situations. While Brazil have won their seven matches since last year, Peru have lost four of their five last matches. Their only win came just a week ago, when they beat Ecuador 2-1 for the Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers.
In the Copa America, Brazil and Peru have met on 19 occasions. La Canarinha has won 13, they have drawn three times and Peru won the other three times. In the same order, Brazil has scored 48 goals and Peru, 14.
Outside the tournament, they have faced each other in 28 other matches. Peru has only won in two international friendly matches, while Brazil has won 20 times and they have drawn in six times.
How to watch or live stream Brazil vs Peru in the US
The game between Brazil and Peru, to be played this Thursday June 17, will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN USA, Foxsports.com, TUDN.com, TUDN App, FOX Sports App, UniMás, Univision NOW, Fox Sports 1.
Brazil vs Peru: Odds and predictions
The predictions for the match between Brazil and Peru are already made. To FanDuel, Brazil is the strong favorite with odds of -650, while Peru has +1300. A tie would end up in a +550 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel