Our prediction for this Copa America match:
After dropping two points in a goalless draw with Venezuela in their second group game at the 2019 Copa America, Brazil will be looking to clinch top position in Group A with a win over Peru at Arena Corinthians. The Selecao had three goals disallowed in the draw with La Vinotinto, but their performance against Salomon Rondon and Co. was anything but good. Tite’s troops need to improve their game if they are to win the trophy at the tournament in their homeland, but Saturday’s clash against Peru will be anything but a walk in the park for Roberto Firmino and Co.
The Peruvians proved their worth in a 3-1 win over Bolivia and seeing that they would be happy with one point from their last group game, we are positive that los Incas are going to adopt a defence-minded approach in the Arena Corinthians clash. Sharing the spoils with Peru will see Brazil cement top position in their group. However we do expect the Brazilians to go all the way and win their last group stage game.
Highlighted Player (Christian Cueva):
Christian Cueva is a Peru international who was born in Trujillo (Peru) on November 23, 1991. Cueva is a produce of Universidad San Martin football school and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 19 goals in 120 appearances for the club (league matches) the 169-cm tall attacking midfielder moved to Universidad Cesar Vallejo in 2012.
Due to the lack of first-team football, Christian Cueva quickly left the club, signing a deal with Union Espanola. The Peru international played for the likes of Rayo Vallecano (loan), Allianza Lima, Toluca and Sao Paulo as well before joining Russian side Krasnodar in 2018. Christian Cueva has established himself as one of the key players of the Peruvian national team and it is well known that he represented los Incas at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Nonetheless, despite beating Australia in their last group game, Peru eventually failed to book their place in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Team (Brazil):
One of the most decorated teams in world football, Selecao have also been regarded as one of the most attractive and exciting teams with glowing reputation preceding them. Members of the CONMEBOL confederation, Brazil have played their first international in 1914 losing to bitter rivals Argentina with a comfortable 3-0 margin.
Brazil is the most successful nation in the FIFA World Cup with five championship title to their name. However, Selecao failed to advance past the quarter-finals of the last two tournaments last winning their World Cup in 2002. Their last title was the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the star-studded team will be looking to get back to winning ways at this year’s historic Copa America Centenario in the United States.
Legendary Pele is Brazil’s top scorer with 77 goals to his name, while the team’s biggest star of the modern era Barcelona forward Neymar is sitting in fifth place having so far netted 46.