Brazil continue on their way to a back-to-back title in Copa America 2021 after knocking out Peru in the semifinals. Tité's side beat La Blanquirroja 1-0 in a hard-fought game in which Lucas Paquetá's lone goal sealed La Verde-amarela's triumph.
The hosts have made it to their second-straight Copa America final on their own territory defeating the last edition's runners-up. This time, it wasn't such a comfortable win for Brazil, though, as Peru pushed hard to put things level in the second half, but they came up short.
Brazil vs Peru: Match Preview
Brazil and Peru face each other one more time in this Copa America 2021 at the Estádio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro, but this time they will be looking for a spot in the big final. The hosts are undeniable favorites, but La Blanquirroja isn’t going to go down without fighting. Here, find out what you need to know about this semifinal game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
Two years ago, these two teams met in the final of the 2019 edition, with Brazil winning 3-1 over Peru and reclaiming the continental throne. And, at the beginning of this tournament, Brazil destroyed Peru 4-0 in the group stage. It is safe to say that La Blanquirroja is the underdog in this fixture, but no one can dismiss a surprise this Monday.
Of course, Tite’s boys will give everything to reach the final. They have been arguably the best side in the competition, winning the top of Group B with 10 points and then dispatching Chile in the quarter-final with a 1-0 win. Peru, on the other hand, ended up second in the group stage and pulled out an impressive performance to win over Paraguay on penalties.
Brazil vs Peru: Match Information
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021.
Time: 07:00 PM (ET).
Location: Estádio Nilton Santos, Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil vs Peru: Time by State in the US
ET: 07:00 PM
CT: 06:00 PM
MT: 05:00 PM
PT: 04:00 PM
Brazil vs Peru: Storylines
Brazil and Peru have faced off on 49 occasions, with La Canarinha having the best record, winning 34 matches against La Blanquirroja. Brazil has only lost to Peru in five matches, and they have drawn in nine games.
Only in Copa America, Brazil and Peru have met in 20 matches. Brazil still has the advantage, with 14 victories, three draws, and three defeats. Brazil also has scored 46 goals against Peru, and only has received 14.
However, the last time Peru beat Brazil isn’t so far away. Peru won 1-0 over Brazil at the 2016 Copa America in the United States. Peru’s forward Raúl Ruidíaz was the hero who scored and Gareca’s side won the last match of Group B to reach the quarter-finals.
How to watch or live stream Brazil vs Peru in the US
The game betweenBrazil vs Peru, to be played this Monday, July 5, will be broadcasted in the US by Univision NOW, Foxsports.com, TUDN App, FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, Univision.
Brazil vs Peru: Odds and predictions
Bookmakers have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Brazil is the strong favorite with odds of -550, while Peru has +1300. A tie within the 90 minutes, will turn out in a +440 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel