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Peru vs Brazil predicted lineups – Diniz pepares to repeat winning formula

Peru vs Brazil has recently been a hard-fought match in which the World Cup’s most successful side come out on top. Try as they may the recent golden generation of Peruvian talent hasn’t had the better of the Brazilians in the few meetings. We can look forward to another competitive game in the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru on Tuesday night.  Here are the Peru vs Brazil predicted lineups.

Neymar vs Bolivia
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Peru vs Brazil predicted lineups and news

All eyes are on Neymar who is set to become the outright most prolific goalscorer for the Brazilian men’s side should he get on the scoresheet here. Ney has scored three times in four games against the Verde, although all the goals came in his first two appearances against them in 2013 and 2016. Bolivia’s hopes hinge greatly on their goalkeeper, and there is some local debate as to whether Carlos Lampe can continue. The Santa Cruz stopper is now 36 years old so there are questions as to whether it is time for a refresh.

Team news: Peru

Advincula & Lapadula
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Juan Reynoso was pleased with some aspects of his team’s debut in Paraguay, particularly the game management once Luis Advíncula was sent off. In his pre-match press conference he said “we will play an intelligent game against Brazil” hinting that we will see another tactical battle.

Advíncula is obviously suspended, the Boca Juniors right back is set to be replaced by Aldo Corzo the experienced defender currently at Universitario. Renato Tapia was superb in the middle against the Albirroja but Reynoso has said he has the qualities to be employed at centre back and it is being reported that he will line up with Luis Abram there. All-time topscorer Paolo Guerrero is expected to continue as the lead striker, especially with Cagliari’s Gianluca Lapadula unavailable through injury.

Peru predicted lineup: 4-1-4-1

Gallese – Corzo, Tapia, Abram, López – Cartagena – Polo, Castillo, Yotún, Carrillo – Guerrero

Team news: Brazil

The old adage, never change a winning team, is present here with Brazilian media heavily suggesting that Fernando Diniz is going to use the same starting XI that brushed aside Bolivia 5-1. In that game we saw his style of urging players close together for fast and effective ball circulation,  but with freedom to roam in the final third. The 80% possession was a indication that Diniz had got his team singing from the same hymn sheet already.

There were concerns of Gabriel Magalhães who hobbled off late on, but the Arsenal central defender returned to training on Monday to allay fears of a long-term problem. The Premier League midfield duo that combined Manchester United’s Casemiro with Newcastle United’s Bruno Guimarães was fantastic on Friday night, they are sure to continue.

Brazil predicted lineup: 4-2-4

Ederson-Danilo, Marquinhos, Gabriel Magalhães, Renan Lodi-Casemiro, Bruno Guimarães -Neymar, Raphinha, Rodrygo, Richarlison

Will Richarlison play today?

The Tottenham striker was leading the line for the Canarinha against Bolivia and had four attempts on goal, forcing Guillermo Viscarra into two saves. While the rest of the forward line all got in on the action, Richarlison left the field on 70 minutes without a goal nor an assist to his name. The 26 year old was visibly upset, cameras showed him in tears on the bench as his teammates chalked up another goal. While there are calls from some sections of the fanbase for Gabriel Jesus to be on the teamsheet from the off, the noises out of the Brazil camp suggests that Richarlison will be given the chance to redeem himself.

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