Peru vs. Brazil: Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule for 2019 Copa America

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJune 21, 2019

Brazil's forward Gabriel Jesus (L) and Brazil's forward Everton train during a practice session in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, on June 19, 2019, ahead of the Copa America Group A football match against Peru to be held in Sao Paulo on June 22. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brazil and Peru will meet at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on Saturday, with Group A of the 2019 Copa America coming to a tense close.

The tournament hosts are joint-leaders of Group A alongside Peru and should finish top if they secure a draw or better, due to the fact they're one better off in goal difference.

But third-placed Venezuela are lurking and could still finish top of the pool if they beat Bolivia in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

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La Vinotinto have secured two 0-0 draws so far and are two points off the summit, meaning a win of four goals or more would pull them up to first if Brazil had another stalemate. Qualification could even come down to fair play or lots if the pair are tied on goal difference come full time.

            

Date: Saturday, June 22

Time: 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET

Venu: Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Live Stream: ESPN+ (U.S.), NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), fuboTV (U.S.) Premier Player (UK)

TV Info: Telemundo (U.S.), Premier Sports (UK)

        

Odds

Peru: 4-11

Draw: 7-2

Brazil: 17-2

Via Oddschecker.com.

       

Preview

The absence of injured Neymar hasn't helped Brazil's campaign on home soil thus far, although the early signs looked promising after they managed a 3-0 win over Group A whipping boys Bolivia. 

Peru almost replicated that result when they beat La Verde 3-1 on Tuesday, and like Brazil, they too ran out a goalless result against Venezuela to make for an almost identical track record thus far.

But Brazil have formed a habit of disappointing in major competitions over recent years, and sportswriter Sacha Pisani highlighted Peru have previous when it comes to upsetting the Selecao:

It wasn't for Brazil's lack of trying that they failed to beat Venezuela on Matchday 2 where they had two goals disallowed, per OptaJavier:

Peru look to again be near their best after conceding once in 180 minutes at the 2019 Copa, and legend Paolo Guerrero reminded their attack can be clinical, via beIN Sports (U.S. only):

The 35-year-old is Peru's all-time top-scorer with 36 goals and is one example of how experience can lend itself well to tournaments such as this:

Philippe Coutinho netted two goals for Brazil in their hammering of Bolivia but failed to take the same grip on their draw with Venezuela, and the same could be said for most in Tite's camp.

Venezuela don't look likely to stack up the kind of goal surplus needed to take them above their peers if all goes to plan, but Brazil still need to be wary of the potential pitfalls approaching a tough test from Peru.

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