Peru Vs Brazil Dream11 Prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction between Peru and Brazil.
Brazil take on Peru in the final match week of the group stages. Peru are the dark horses of the tournament and are level on points with Brazil and can overtake them for a first spot finish if they manage to get all three points. The hosts drew their last game versus Venezuela which was nothing short of an upset. They only had one shot on target in the 90 minutes, as many as their opposition.
They face a relatively stronger opponent in Peru, but are still strong favourites.
Peru Vs Brazil Dream11 Team
Alisson Becker: 26-year-old Champions League winner is the obvious selection for this tie. He has kept two clean sheets thus far, even though he had had not much to do. However, if it does come down to Brazil facing a strong attack, Becker will deliver as he has continuously for two seasons.
Dani Alves: The Brazilian captain is my first pick for this game. He has had a good tournament and gave a very performance versus Bolivia, too. He won six of his eleven duels, gave three key passes and attempted twelve crosses. His average positioning in the game was like that of any right-winger.
Marquinhos: Marquinhos is fast, smart and tackles well. He is the perfect reply to what is a rather fast Peru attack. His ability to pass the ball quickly into attack makes him a threat during transitioning. The 25-year-old has a good header in him and is dangerous to mark during set pieces, too.
Luis Advíncula: Peruvian right back Advíncula is quick, strong and a very good passer. He has done well for his side in the two games he has played, winning 80% of his duels against Venezuela. With an average of two key passes per game and a 60% cross completion, the Rayo Vallecano defender is my final pick for the defence.
Philippe Coutinho(C): Coutinho is Brazil’s best hope in the tournament after Neymar got injured. He plays on an elevated level with his country because he has played in his natural position. He’s the tournament top scorer with two goals and might just be the difference against Peru.
David Neres: The Ajax youngster had a breakthrough season with his club as they reached the Semi-Final of the Champions League. He was a crucial part of a very attack-minded team, starting on the left wing. He plays at the same position for Brazil in a 4-2-3-1 system. He is fast, smart and extremely attacking, David Neres is the winger Brazil need and deserve.
Richarlison: One of the costliest transfers of the premier league last season, Richarlison is David’s other half on the wing. The Everton man has an eye for goal and makes regular runs into the box through half spaces to poach crosses and through balls. His name on the score sheet is never a surprise.
Christian Cueva: Cueva was absolutely sublime in the win vs Bolivia. He gave the assist for their first equaliser at the brink of half time, and went on to give five key passes. The 27-year-old also completed 80% of his crosses and 100% of his long balls. He is Peru’s creative engine on the left flank and should be feared.
Roberto Firmino(VC): Quite ineffective so far in the tournament, Bobby is one of the best strikers in the world when on song. His ability to attack the ball through any position during attack makes him very difficult to mark. The Liverpool man also has an eye for a pass and drops deep to create room for his wingers and attacking midfielder. We all know he can turn up anytime during a game and that is why he is my Vice Captain.
Jeferson Farfan: Veteran attacker Farfan plays at Attacking Midfield for his team in a 4-2-3-1 setup. At 34, he is still attacking continuously till the end of 90 minutes and his ability to attack loose balls and heavy touches through high pressing means he is always a menace to the defence. Farfan plays with wingers and strikers of high quality and it is constantly reflected in his performances with his National Team.
Paolo Guerrero: Peru’s captain also happens to be their most destructive player. He’s 35 and has shown no signs of stopping. Guerrero is tall and can attack crosses and long balls with the utmost ease and his strength helps him bully defenders while pressing or attacking. He is a good, safe shout for the vice-captain role in your team, but the Brazil defence might just keep in stranded.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.