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Peru vs Brazil prediction, preview, team news and more | FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Brazil secured an easy win over Bolivia in the first game of the South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022
Brazil secured an easy win over Bolivia in the first game of the South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022
Modified 13 Oct 2020, 11:44 IST

Peru host Brazil in a FIFA World Cup Qualifer at the Estadio Nacional de Lima on Tuesday, in a rematch of the 2019 Copa America final.

The Peruvians, who lost to Brazil at the Maracana Stadium in that final, drew their first game of the qualifiers 2-2 against Paraguay in Asuncion.

Brazil began with a commanding 5-0 win over Bolivia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho added to a brace from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilians cruised to an easy win in their first international game for almost a year.

Peru vs Brazil Head-to-Head

In 47 previous encounters between the two sides, Brazil have an overwhelming advantage. They have won 33 games against Peru, having lost only five. The two teams have played nine draws against each other.

The most recent game between the two sides was a friendly in Lima in September last year, which Peru won 1-0. An 85th-minute goal from Luis Abram gave Peru the win over Brazil on that day.

Peru vs Brazil Team News


Alisson Becker and Gabriel Jesus were injured while in training with their respective clubs even before the international break, so they didn't even join the Brazil squad.

David Luiz started in central midfield against Bolivia in their last match, but he might not continue in that position for this game, with Liverpool's Fabinho waiting in the wings.

Injured: Alisson Becker, Gabriel Jesus

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Peru have been hit by two positive COVID-19 cases within their ranks, with their striker Raul Ruidiaz being one of those who is ruled out. That is a big blow for the Peruvians, with their back-up striker Alex Valera also testing positive for the virus. Raul Bobadilla could start upfront for the Peruvians in this game.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Unavailable: Raul Ruidiaz, Alex Valera

Peru vs Brazil Predicted XI

Peru Predicted XI (4-3-3): Pedro Gallese, Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun, Pedro Aquino, Andre Carillo, Christian Cueva, Raul Bobadilla

Brazil Predicted XI (4-3-3): Weverton, Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi, Fabinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Everton, Roberto Firmino, Neymar


Peru vs Brazil Prediction

Peru have been a side that have occasionally caused Brazil some problems. Ricardo Gareca's side, though, don't have the firepower and the depth to match the Brazilians, and that could be a telling factor on Tuesday night.

Firmino is back in the goals for Brazil, while Neymar and Coutinho have looked in excellent form. It is hard to look beyond an easy Brazil win in this game.

Prediction: Peru 1-3 Brazil

Published 12 Oct 2020, 12:25 IST
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