PER vs BRZ Preview: Peru will be hosting Brazil in a World Cup Qualifier at the Estadio Nacional De Lima on Tuesday. Peru had a rip-roaring opener to the tournament but was disappointed with the upshot of the game. Andre Carillo gave them the lead in the 61st minute which was nullified shortly by Angel Romero. Flipping the coin, it was Romero who gave Paraguay the lead only to be denied the triumph by Andre Carillo scoring deep.
Brazil, on the contrary, had a rip-roaring start to the tournament as they hammered home 5 goals to raze Bolivia like a bag of skittles in their tournament opener. Marquinhos opened the floodgates which were duly utilized by Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho. Jose Carrasco scored an own goal helping Brazil’s cause even further.
Though it is just the onset of the tournament and it is too early to predict that this will be a lopsided affair, yet these two teams will raise hell with the confrontation of brute physicality and immaculate and ethereal art.
Peru vs Brazil
5:30 AM IST
PER vs BRZ: Head to head:
Brazil has relished unchallenged supremacy over their continental counterparts as they dictate the head-to-head proceedings with one-sided supremacy. They have managed to win 33 games while drawing 9 and losing 5. However, the last battle that these two clashed in panned out in favour of Peru as the solitary strike of Luis Abram sunk the Brazilian ship.
Pedro Gallese, Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun, Pedro Aquino, Andre Carillo, Christian Cueva, Raul Ruidiaz
Weverton, Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi, Fabinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Everton, Roberto Firmino, Neymar
Picks to consider:
Neymar will of course be the X-factor of Brazil considering the amount of talent that he possesses. If he gets going, it will be like a storm compelling its way through the Peruvian rearguard.
Roberto Firmino is in the thick of goals already and will continue to pose a serious threat, given his gilt-edged ability in front of the scoring area. He scored a brace against Bolivia and will look forward to add to his tally.
2. Philippe Coutinho
PER vs BRZ Fantasy Prediction:
Brazil will clearly be the favourites to win this game considering the talent that they have brought along with them to the table. If they fire with the same caliber as that in the first game, Peru will probably have to fend for their lives.