Peru vs. Brazil Copa America Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/12/16
Brazil vs. Peru
Copa America: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Gillette Stadium)
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TV: FS1, Univision, UDN, Foxborough
Peru and Brazil square off in the 2016 Copa America early Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.
Peru settled for a 2-2 draw against Ecuador, which now puts them in a must-win situation if they hope to advance to the next round. What’s frustrating about the result is that Peru took a 2-0 lead before the 15th minute mark. Christian Cueva and Edison Flores were able to find the back of the net early but it wasn’t enough to come away with three points. Raul Ruidiaz also had a chance to end the game in stoppage time but just missed wide. Overall, Peru scored on two of its three shots on target and was able to withstand a solid offensive attack that included 18 total shots from Ecuador. Now Peru has to dig deep and manage to find a way to beat a Brazil club it has not beaten since 1993.
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Brazil finally played Brazil, as it waxed Haiti by a score of 7-1 in its second match. Brazil was just relentless with its offensive attack, producing a 3-0 lead heading into halftime and getting 13 of its 20 total shots on target. Philippe Coutinho and Renato Augusto combined for five of Brazil’s seven goals, while Gabriel had one goal and three shots on goal. It was just a classic beatdown from Brazil from start to finish and looked like a team that wants to play for a title. Of course, Haiti isn’t exactly the toughest competition in the world, so it will be interesting to see how Brazil rebounds from such a victory without some of its top players on the field. If Brazil is able to replicate its performance, it will win group B.
Peru has played well in this tournament for the most part, but it can’t exactly be feeling great after blowing a chance to advance in its last match. Peru is also up against a team it hasn’t beat since "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston was a No. 1 song. Also, Brazil showed how deadly it can still be without Neymar and Oscar on the field, and it should remain aggressive on the offensive end.
Have to side with Brazil to win this match.