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.
Where and when: Cícero Pompeu de Toledo Stadium, Sao Paulo –15 June, kick-off 01:30
Where you can see Brazil vs. Bolivia: Premier Sports, William Hill
Last time: The two played out a dull scoreless draw in their last meeting in October 2017 but on their last trip to Brazil, a year earlier, Bolivia slumped to a 5-0 loss – and were four goals behind by half-time.
|Bolivia double chance||6/1||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||13/10||Offer|
|Brazil to win both halves||9/10||Offer|
Brazil vs. Bolivia Predictions and Preview
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
One to watch for Brazil: In the absence of the injured Neymar, Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is the main goal threat for the Selecao – he has three goals in his last two caps and 14 in 28 appearances overall.
One to watch for Bolivia: Experienced striker Marcelo Martins has 17 national goals and is now playing his football in China. The 31-year-old is the main goal threat for Eduardo Villegas’s side.
Long shot: The last time these two sides met there was not a goal while Bolivia have failed to score in five of their last six matches. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 14/1.