Bolivia vs Brazil: Preview and Predictions

Bolivia vs Brazil Predictions World Cup Qualifier 5th October 2017

Bolivia vs Brazil
World Cup Qualifiers – South America
Date: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Hernando Siles (La Paz).

Brazil had already qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Russia with a long unbeaten streak. The previous round saw them being held to a 1-1 draw at Colombia, which made it 11 wins and 4 draws since the defeat to Chile on matchday 1. The Selecao have a 10-point lead over second placed Uruguay and the top spot in the table is already theirs.

On the other hand, Bolivia are second from last in the standings and are out of the qualification race. But there are some positives in their recent performances. The team is coming on the back of a four-match unbeaten run at home and it looks impressive as the likes of Argentina, Chile and Paraguay have all fallen to defeats without scoring. Never the less to say, the good form arrived quite late for the Highlanders.

Bolivia vs Brazil: Head-to-head

Brazil won their last two matches against Bolivia with huge margins – 5-0 in the corresponding reverse leg of the qualification fixture and 4-0 in a friendly back in 2013.

Bolivia have only one win to show for in their last six meetings with Brazil in all competitions, drawn 2 and lost 3.

Brazil haven’t defeated Bolivia in a world cup qualification fixture since 1985. The streak of four games saw the Bolivians winning three times along with a draw.

However, Brazil had scored in 5 of their six away games in the qualifiers away at Bolivia.

Bolivia vs Brazil: Prediction

This is a dead rubber and the teams are expected to play with more freedom as pressure is off their back. Brazil are in flamboyant form and this is alright. But the current scenarios favor the hosts more and they can draw confidence looking at their excellent home record against the heavy weights in the continent.

Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 draw.

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