Brazil VS Peru Copa America LIVE Football Score 18 June 2021
Brazil are obvious favorites of the tournament. The host nation’s form has been sublime thus far, winning eight of their last matches in all competitions. They kicked off their 2021 Copa America campaign with a 3-0 victory over Venezuela after great goals from Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa. As expected, the defending champions dominated the match against Venezuela easily. The upcoming game against Peru might not come as easily, however, Brazil is still expected to make an impact on the pitch.
Peru has been struggling as the team goes through a transitional phase. They finally picked up a win since 2019 after defeating Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier last week. La Blanquirroja famously reached the 2019 Copa America final, ultimately losing 3-1 to Brazil. Peru hope to make a comeback in international football, starting with Thursday’s match up. They have no fresh concerns ahead of their first game.
While the Estadio de Maracana hosted the showdown on that occasion, Rio’s less illustrious venue – Estadio Nilton Santos – is the location of this meeting, with Brazil boasting a record of seven wins, two draws and just one defeat from their last 10 matches against Peru.
Brazil are on a seven-match unbeaten run in the Copa America, with all of those games having been played on home soil across the last two editions of the competition.
Indeed, their last defeat in the tournament came against Peru back in 2016, though Brazil should be confident of maintaining their winning start.
Peru have only won one of their last nine games in total, though that did come in their prior match against Ecuador – the last team they had previously beaten were Brazil in a friendly in September 2019.