Peru vs Brazil - Copa America

The hosts need a win to guarantee progress in the competition as group winners and we think they should claim a victory at the Corinthians Arena.

The top two sides in Group A of the Copa America meet on Saturday as Brazil face Peru in Sao Paulo.

The hosts were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Venezuela in their previous game, yet the Selecao should still make it through to the knockout stages as group winners with a victory this weekend.

Team news:
Arthur came into the side in midfield for Brazil against Venezuela and the Barcelona man will look to keep his place ahead of Fernandinho.

Both Everton and Gabriel Jesus have started the previous two games on the bench, but both will be pushing for a starting berth. Peru are likely to stick with a similar starting eleven that beat Bolivia 3-1 last time out.

Brazil were booed off the pitch after failing to win their second match, and while they found the back of the net three times against Venezuela all three goals were subsequently ruled out by VAR. Their opening game meanwhile saw them put three past Bolivia and there is no doubt that the hosts possess significant firepower when they click.

The tournament favourites remain a defensively strong outfit, yet to concede a goal in the tournament and having kept clean sheets in 13 of their last 16 matches in all competitions.

If they can keep another clean sheet against a Peru side that has failed to score in three of their last five games, then Brazil should be able to record the win they need to top the group.


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