Kick-off: 0000, 06/07/2021
Stadium: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos
TV: BBC Digital
Brazil crushed Peru 4-0 during the Copa America group stage and it will be a surprise if they don’t confirm that superiority in the semi-finals.
The holders haven’t been overly impressive during their last few matches but still look a cut above Los Incas, especially with home advantage.
We’re taking 19/20 for the Selecao to prevail 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 for our first Brazil vs Peru prediction.
A Look At Brazil’s Betting Odds
Brazil’s earlier thrashing of Peru followed an opening 3-0 triumph over Venezuela and, at that point, they seemed set to stroll through this tournament.
However, it took a Casemiro header deep into stoppage time to shade Colombia 2-1 and a much-changed Selecao side was held to a 1-1 draw by Ecuador.
Half-time substitute Lucas Paqueta put the defending champions ahead against Chile in the quarter-finals at the start of the second period.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was then sent off soon after, though, and La Roja almost levelled when Blackburn striker Ben Brereton had a header tipped onto the bar.
“Chile are a good team, they have great players and it is very difficult with a man less,” said Neymar.
“Everyone deserves praise – the defence, the midfield, the forwards.
“We managed to withstand something that rarely happens to this team. It was a big test for us.”
Lyon midfielder Paqueta took his chance well and also netted in a World Cup qualifier versus Paraguay last month.
The 23-year-old looks to be on an upward curve and 14/5 for him to score again in a Selecao win catches the eye from the Brazil vs Peru odds.
A Look At Peru’s Betting Odds
Peru recovered well from the Brazil debacle to finish second in Group B, beating Colombia and Venezuela either side of a draw with Ecuador.
At the last-eight stage, they shaded Paraguay in a penalty shoot-out following a thrilling 3-3 draw.
In a topsy-turvy contest, Gianluca Lapadula bagged a brace and Yoshimar Yotun was credited with a long-range effort which took a wicked deflection.
Paraguay battled on bravely despite the dismissal of Gustavo Gomez but went on to miss three penalties.
The major concern for Los Incas is that the hugely influential Andre Carillo also saw red late on and will miss the semis.
With Paolo Guerrero, Edison Flores and Jefferson Farfan already absent, Peru are now desperately short of proven performers up front.
Let’s add 21/10 for the Selecao to lead 1-0 at half-time to our Brazil vs Peru betting tips.
BRAZIL 1-0 Chile – Paqueta
PERU 3-3 Paraguay (4-3 on pens) – Lapadula (2), Yotun
Head-to-head: Brazil 4-0 Peru, Peru 2-4 Brazil, Brazil 0-1 Peru, Brazil 3-1 Peru
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