The oldest continental football tournament Copa America is here and tonight it is the match between the 8 times winner Brazil and 2 times winner Peru. Exciting fixture on its way. Here is the Brazil vs Peru Match Preview.

Brazil vs Peru Match preview

Copa America 2015: Brazil vs Peru Match Preview

Brazil in Copa America 2015

The Celecao is ready to start the campaign with the confidence of winning streak of 10 matches in a row. But they are not in the pleasant atmosphere as they are booed at their home ground for not so good performance. Copa America is the major platform for Brazil to regain its lost pride after the disgraceful lost in world cup 2014 semi final. So they will play their hardest.

Brazil in Copa America: Champion : 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007 .

Peru in Copa America 2015

The Peru team has the numerous players who have reached their last phases of their football career. Hence they are one of the least favourites. But they can make upsets in the group c of the tournament with the players like Paolo Guerrero, Juan Manuel Vargas, Luis Advincula, Jefferson Farfan, Claudio Pizarro.

Peru in Copa America: Champion: 1939,1975 .

Team news

Brazil

In Brazil squad there are several names on the injury list. Oscar, Hulk, Diego Alves, Luiz Gustavo, Thiago Silva and the latest include Danilo. But rich arsenal of Brazil seems to find the replacements for the injured players. Brazil seems like to start the match in 4-2-3-1 formation with Neymar as the one striker at the front.

Expected Squad

GK: Jefferson
Defenders: Luis, Miranda, Luiz, Fabinho, Defensive Mid: Fernandinho, Elias
Mid: Willian, Firmino, Coutinho
Forward: Neymar.

Manager: Dunga

Peru

Peru will miss their left back Victor Yuton and their opposing side they are going to play in the 4-2-3-1 formation.

Expected squad

GK: Penny
Defenders: Advincula, Ramos, Zambrano,Cespedes
Defensive Mid: Lobaton, Ballon, Mid- Farfan, Ascues, Vargas
Forward- Guerrero.

Manager: Ricardo Gareca

Key men: Players to keep an eye on

Brazil’s Key Men

Neymar: The 23 year old Brazilian wonder kid flaunts his football skills on the biggest platform of the European club football last season. He is one of the pillars of the success of Barcelona this season. Now it is time to prove his worth to carry his nation’s expectations on him.

Neymar Brazil copa

Coutinho: The Liverpool star is the new hope for the Brazilian midfield and the skills he possesses seem like it is not gonna be a great challenge for him to show his excellence in the first major tournament for him in the prestigious yellow jersey.

Apart from them Brazil will be bannered by Dani Alves, Elias, Fernandinho, Casemiro, Fabinho, Filipe Luis, Roberto Firmino and an old experienced stallion Robinho.

Also Read: Top Five Goalkeepers of Copa America 2015

Peru’s Key Men

Paolo Guerrero: If there is any dream for Peru is in this tournament then it is for the goal scoring ability of this 31 year old Corinthians player. He is now in the golden streak of his club career. He scored 12 goals in the 19 apps for the Brazilian club.

Peru has talents who have the star caliber like Juan Manuel Vargas, Luis Advincula, Jefferson Farfan, Claudio Pizarro and Carlos Zambrano, but it is uncertain what they are going to perform in the long run.

Head to Head
Fifa Ranking of Brazil : 5
Fifa Ranking of Peru : 61
Meetings: 40
Brazil  won : 27
Peru Won :  3
Brazil Scored : 83
Peru Scored : 27

Also read : Top 5 Fiercest Strikers of Copa America 2015

Football Lens prediction of Brazil vs Peru Copa America match result:

Brazil 3-0 Peru

Match: Brazil vs Peru

Date : 14 June, 2015 (South America & North America), 15 June 2015 (Asia, Europe & Africa)

Stadium : Estadio Municipal Germán Becker

Time : 18:30 Local, 21:30 GMT, 3:00 IST

Wrap Up

Brazil is favorite of this tournament. They will try start this tournament in good way, winning it with 2 or 3 goals margin is the thing they want. Peru will try to contain Brazil’s attack and snatch one point from the game. But it will be a tough task for Peru.

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