Brazil vs. Peru 6/17/21 Copa America 2021 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Goran KucarJune 16, 2021
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Brazil is hosting Peru at Estadio Nilton Santos in round 2 of Group B in the Copa America 2021. Brazil is showing all of their power, and they are now on an 8-game winning streak. Peru has ended their 4-game losing streak in the World Cup qualifications, but this is their first game in this tournament.

Not only Brazil is playing great soccer in the attacking end, but Brazil has also been perfect defensively, and they haven’t conceded a goal in their last 5 games. During their 8-game winning streak, Brazil has scored 22 goals while conceding only 2 goals, and that was in only 1 game. In their tournament opener against Venezuela, Brazil was the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 9 big chances created, and 89% of the correct passes. Brazil has won this game 3-0, but it could have been a lot more if they were a bit more focused on their attacking end. Marquinhos, Neymar, and Barbosa have each scored 1 goal for Brazil in Copa America so far, while Neymar added 1 assist. There are no injuries or suspensions in Brazil at this time. Brazil is the home team in this tournament, and they are the biggest favorite to win it, they certainly are playing well enough. Brazil is in excellent form, they are at the top of the World Cup qualifications group, they are at the top of their group in Copa America, and they are looking well.

I know that Peru has ended their losing streak, but that doesn’t mean they are out of the woods just yet. Peru has a few good players, but their best player by far is Lapadula, and he just can’t do everything alone for this team. This is the first game in the tournament for Peru, and they have a chance at staying away from the last place that would get them knocked out. In their last game against Ecuador, Peru has had only 31% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 75% of the correct passes. Peru got ahead in the 62nd minute, and they have scored another goal in the 88th minute. Against all odds, Peru was rushing towards the win, and even though they conceded a goal in the 92nd minute, Peru has won this match 1-2. Despite this win, Peru is still at the bottom of the World Cup qualifications table, and I seriously doubt they will see the World Cup next year. With a little bit of luck, Peru can advance past the group stage in Copa America, but they will need a lot of luck, and I mean a lot.

Everything is going Brazil’s way in this matchup. Brazil is on fire at the moment, they are scoring a ton of goals while not conceding any, and a team like Peru will certainly not be the one to score.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick:Brazil to win to nil -138
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A native of Croatia raised with soccer, Goran still watches and follows soccer daily as well as handicaps most of the soccer leagues around the world. Follow Goran Kucar on Twitter @GoranKucar