Copa America Final 2019: Back Brazil Goal Handicap vs Peru
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Brazil and Peru are left fighting for the hardware and one of them will hoist the 2019 Copa America trophy at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 7.
The Verde-Amarela will have a full-throat of home support in Rio to push the tournament favorites to victory. Despite the announcement of Neymar sitting out due to injury, Brazil GK Alisson has yet to allow a single goal in the entire competition to make up for the loss of a key goal scorer up front.
Brazil will be in search of their ninth overall title in this event, one that dates back to being known as the South American Championships in 1916 before recognition as the Copa America in 1975. La Canarinho is commemorating 100 years since their first South American title in 1919, and the line setters expect Brazil to easily get past Peru despite their last meeting at the Copa which Peru won in 2016.
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While Brazil could have potentially struggled without Neymar on the pitch for this year’s Copa America, soccer bettors have come to realize that the PSG standout might not have been necessary this year to lift Brazil to the promised land.
The oddsmakers really didn’t flinch over the announcement that Neymar would be absent for the tournament, and so far it has been proven that they can handle the job by shutting opponents down and picking spots to be aggressive and strike the back of the opposing net.
Peru has certainly come to this year’s Copa and held their own, with their only loss coming to Brazil, 5 - 0, in their final group stage affair that left them in 3rd place with 4 points to advance.
The wins over Uruguay and Chile for Peru to get here have simply been fun matches to watch and the dismantling of a Chile squad that badly wanted to win a third straight Copa title built some good momentum to get themselves to the final game.
Will Peru score is the big question to be answered, because it is obviously rare to see any team go through an entire tournament without giving up at least 1 goal, and Brazil is about to try to pull it off with a clean sheet over Peru in the Copa America finals.
The answer is no, so expect a Brazil win that will be easier than expected when the final goes in the history books as 4 - 0 in front of a boisterous home crowd in Rio de Janeiro.