Stadium: Arena Pernambuco (Resifi).
Brazil have beaten Peru in their last six consecutive official head-to-head encounters. Can the White and Red break their losing streak now? We predict that Brazil will be stronger again!
The Brazil national team is the undisputed leader in the qualifying tournament for the World Cup 2022. Before Copa America, Tite’s men had won six straight victories by a combined total of 16-2. Then, in a disappointing first leg at the Copa, they failed to defend their title, losing 0-1 to Argentina in the final. In September, the Brazilians had already managed to play their regular World Cup qualifier in Qatar, beating Chile 1-0. After, they had the sensational game against Argentina, when the encounter was stopped in its opening stages. It suddenly turned out that the Blues had broken the entry regulations into Brazil. Fortunately, this did not affect the tournament standing, as both teams remain in the top two positions in the table.
The Peruvian national team are among the few teams currently outside the top five of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers but still have a realistic chance of making the trip to Qatar. The main thing they have achieved in qualifying is progress, as it all started with one point from their opening five games, which dropped them to the last place in the standings. But the Peruvians have gradually improved, enabling them to beat Ecuador and Venezuela 2-1 and 1-0 respectively and split points with Uruguay 1-1. So it turns out that the Peruvian national team is already in seventh place, just two points behind the cherished fifth position.
History of head-to-head encounters between Brazil and Peru
Over the past, the teams have played between them 46 head-to-head meetings. The Brazilians have won 33 games, the Peruvians have been stronger in five and drawn eight more. The goal difference also favours the Yellow and Green, 104-32. The last time the two sides met at the 2021 Copa America semi-final, the Brazilian side won 1-0.
Expert Betting Tips
Peru have made some serious progress in recent months, transforming themselves from underdogs in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers into real contenders to qualify for Qatar. They have only just started to get better and now face Brazil, who have not only won all of their previous seven qualifying games by a combined score of 17-2 but have also beaten the White and Red in the previous six fixtures on a goal difference of 19-3. That’s why we suggest betting on the victory of the Brazil national team with a handicap (-1.5) for 2.19.
Vinicius has played for Real Madrid for the fourth season already. The previous record was a mark of three goals in one championship. In the three rounds of the current La Liga, he has already repeated that number, with 35 games still to go, so there is a good chance that a new achievement will undoubtedly be set. Such a brilliant performance for the Galacticos has led Tite to release him into the Brazilian national team’s main squad, so now it is time to celebrate his goal-scoring deeds here as well. You can bet on Vinicius’ goal at odds of around 3.25.