class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The hosts have been in imperious form and are good value to put in another impressive defensive showing against their misfiring opponents this week
Brazil host Peru at the Itaipava Arena on Thursday with Tite’s side aiming to extend their perfect record in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.
The five-time world champions have won all seven of their matches in the tournament and, despite the surreal circumstances surrounding the abandonment of their weekend match with Argentina, La Canarinha will be confident of claiming another victory against Peru.
Brazil vs Peru latest odds
The most recent meeting between these sides came in the semi-finals of the Copa America two months ago, where Brazil triumphed 1-0 and another victory for the hosts is offered at 3/10 (1.30) with bet365.
Peru, meanwhile, are priced at 17/2 (9.50) with the draw available at 15/4 (4.75).
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
Premier Sports 2 Premier Player
The game is being shown live on Premier Sports 2 in the United Kingdom (UK). The Premier Player will be streaming the game live online.
Brazil vs Peru team news
Brazil are without any of their Premier League-based players meaning the likes of Alisson, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino, Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Thiago Silva and Fred are all missing.
Third-choice goalkeeper Weverton is likely to start once more, with Gabriel Barbosa set to be paired with Neymar up front.
Peru have no major absentees and look set to field a similar starting XI to the one which beat Venezuela at the weekend.
Brazil vs Peru preview
Brazil’s dominance of this competition has stemmed from their exceptional defensive record, with the side conceding just twice in seven matches.
Peru, for their part, are the third-lowest scorers, managing just eight goals in their seven games and the visitors look to be in for another difficult evening in the final third.
These sides met twice at the Copa America this summer, with Brazil managing a clean sheet on both occasions, their 1-0 win in the last four preceded by a 4-0 group-stage victory and backing the hosts to record another shutout makes plenty of sense.
Peru have failed to score three times already in the qualifying tournament and against the outstanding team in the competition they are likely to struggle.
Brazil vs Peru tips & predictions
The hosts are offered at 5/6 (1.83) to keep another clean sheet, while both teams to score ‘no’ is priced at 4/6 (1.66).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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