The Peruvians, who lost to Brazil at the Maracana Stadium in that final, drew their first game of the qualifiers 2-2 against Paraguay in Asuncion.
Brazil began with a commanding 5-0 win over Bolivia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho added to a brace from Roberto Firmino as the Brazilians cruised to an easy win in their first international game for almost a year.
Peru vs Brazil Head-to-Head
In 47 previous encounters between the two sides, Brazil have an overwhelming advantage. They have won 33 games against Peru, having lost only five. The two teams have played nine draws against each other.
The most recent game between the two sides was a friendly in Lima in September last year, which Peru won 1-0. An 85th-minute goal from Luis Abram gave Peru the win over Brazil on that day.
Peru vs Brazil Team News
Alisson Becker and Gabriel Jesus were injured while in training with their respective clubs even before the international break, so they didn’t even join the Brazil squad.
David Luiz started in central midfield against Bolivia in their last match, but he might not continue in that position for this game, with Liverpool’s Fabinho waiting in the wings.
Injured: Alisson Becker, Gabriel Jesus
Peru don’t really have any injury concerns to deal with in their side, and have one of the MLS’s hottest properties leading the line for them. Raul Ruidiaz has been influential in Seattle Sounders’ outstanding season so far, and will continue to lead the line for his country against Brazil as well.
Peru vs Brazil Predicted XI
Peru Predicted XI (4-3-3): Pedro Gallese, Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun, Pedro Aquino, Andre Carillo, Christian Cueva, Raul Ruidiaz
Brazil Predicted XI (4-3-3): Weverton, Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi, Fabinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Everton, Roberto Firmino, Neymar
Peru vs Brazil Prediction
Peru have been a side that have occasionally caused Brazil some problems. Ricardo Gareca’s side, though, don’t have the firepower and the depth to match the Brazilians, and that could be a telling factor on Tuesday night.
Firmino is back in the goals for Brazil, while Neymar and Coutinho have looked in excellent form. It is hard to look beyond an easy Brazil win in this game.
Prediction: Peru 1-3 Brazil
Published 12 Oct 2020, 12:25 IST