Brazil vs Bolivia / Copa America – This match opens this year’s football championship of South America. The host of the Copa America 2019 is Brazil and as it is common the home team plays the first match, which is at the same time one of biggest favourites to win the title. Bolivia is an outsider, especially against Brazil and it has seven-game winless streak. Brazil didn’t lose for a long time but the least match with Boliva played in 2017 had ended as a goalless draw.
Brazil vs Bolivia begins 15.06.2019 at 02:30 CET
The Brazilians start every major competition with an objective to win the title and their expectations are especially high when they play at home like now. They were hosts of the World Cup 2014 but they failed then and were eliminated in the semi-finals after famous defeat by Germany of 7-1. So, they don’t have exactly good experiences when they were hosts, although they didn’t achieve much at last year’s World Cup in Russia since Belgium eliminated them in the quarter-finals after defeat of 2-1. Interestingly, that was the last time the Brazilians were defeated.
After the World Cup came a longer series of friendlies and Brazil played six such matches in the previous year and won all of them with a clean sheet. They played four more friendlies in 2019 and the outcome is three wins and one draw. Panama was the one who managed to not lose and their match ended as 1-1 draw. Before the Copa America the Brazilians easily defeated Qatar 2-0 and Honduras 7-0. Neymar was injured in match with Qatar and that is a great handicap for Brazil as he will not appear at this competition, while L. Moura is out of action.
Probable lineups Brazil: Alisson – D. Alves, Marquinhos, T. Silva, A. Sandro – Casemiro, Arthur, Coutinho – Richarlison, Neres, G. Jesus
Bolivia is an outsider at the Copa American but that is nothing new as this team couldn’t do much in qualification for World Cups. That is why we don’t see it at World Cups, but they have won once the South American title although that happened more than 50 years ago. The Bolivians couldn’t qualify for the World Cup in Russia and they played only friendlies in the previous year; out of nine such matches they won just once, against feeble Myanmar. Boliva played four matches in 2019 and it drew one and lost three matches.
They drew with Nicaragua 2-1 and then lost to South Korea, Japan and France, which was the last test before going to Brazil. They failed to score a single goal in those three matches but can console themselves that they lost to two Asian teams by just 1-0. In fact, Bolivia didn’t play weakly against France and defeat of 2-0 by the reigning champions of the world is quite acceptable outcome. They received both goals in the first half and manager Villegas, who took over the team in February this year, will probably not make too many changes in the team compared to match with France.
Probable lineups Bolivia: Lampe – D. Bejarano, Jusino, Haquin, M.Bejarano – Castro, Galindo – Saavedra, Justiniano, Chumacero – Martin
Brazil vs Bolivia PICK
The Brazilians are shaken with Neymar’s injury but this team has many other excellent individuals and they have great desire to win the title in front of their fans, so they shouldn’t have problems with Bolivia at the very beginning, which is why we forecast Brazil’s sound triumph.
Pick: Asian handicap -2.5 Brazil
Odds: 1.90 at betvictor (down to 1.80 can be played)
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