Brazil vs Bolivia Copa America Predictions

Copa America 2019 Brazil vs Bolivia
Brazil vs Bolivia - Copa America

The match is over.
Score: 3-0.

The Copa America commences this week with Brazil, the competition hosts and one of the favourites to lift the tournament, coming up against tournament outsiders Bolivia in Sao Paulo. It is expected to be a straightforward opening day victory for the hosts.

Predictions

Brazil are confident of a winning start to their home Copa America tournament, despite being without their injured star forward Neymar.
Tite’s side have lost just once in their last 25 appearances – their World Cup quarter-final exit against Belgium – and will be eyeing lifting this summer’s tournament.

Bolivia are in a dreadful run of form – they have won just once in their last 14 matches, a friendly victory over Myanmar, and are not expected to cause any upsets during this tournament.

For the sake of the visitors, they are probably aiming for a low-scoring defeat in this game and to avoid a landslide loss, hoping to keep Brazil at bay for as long as possible.

The hosts will be favourites to make a winning start to the competition due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Bolivia.
The home side are favourites to win this game and it should be relatively comfortable – a 2-0 triumph for the host nation would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Bolivia’s games tend to be particularly low-scoring – just eight goals have gone in across their past six matches. Brazil, despite being regarded as a nation of flair, are rarely involved in high-scoring encounters either – just 11 goals have gone in during their last six encounters. Without Neymar, there is likely to be even less of a zest in their attack and two goals or fewer in this tie is well-valued at 13/10 by Unibet. This is among the best online betting odds for this matchday.

Linked into the previous bet, the best value in this match is to be found in the likely low-scoring nature of the game. It should be factored in that Brazil may be nervous due to the expectation upon their shoulders this tournament and whilst it should not prevent them from victory in this encounter, it could limit the possibility of a hugely one-sided score. Unibet have priced this attractively at 9/5.

Statistics

Head to Head

The last meeting between the two was in the Bolivian capital of La Paz in October 2017 which failed to produce any goals, but Bolivia’s last trip to Brazil – 12 months earlier – was a 5-0 loss in which they had shipped four goals by half-time.

Stats

  • Bolivia have failed to score in five of their last six matches and eight of their last 12 outside of their capital La Paz.
  • Eduardo Villegas’s side have just one win in their last 16 matches across all competitions – a friendly victory over Myanmar.
  • Brazil last won this competition in 2007 and have not hosted the tournament since 1989 – they defeated Uruguay in that year’s final.
  • Bolivia’s best performance in the competition came when they hosted the tournament in 1997 and reached the final before losing 3-1 to Brazil.
James Cooke
By:James Cooke

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

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