Brazil vs Bolivia
Copa America 2019 (Group A)
Date: Saturday, 15 June 2019
Kick-off at 01.30 UK/ 02.30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Morumbi (Sao Paulo).
The hosts Brazil will been keen to kick with a win when they welcome Bolivia to the Estadio Morumbi for the opening game of the Copa America 2019 edition.
The last time their senior team played the home team to an international tournament, ended in extreme disaster, and the wounds are still not healed. The squad needs this title more than they want it, and the pride of the once unconquerable team in world football is in serious jeopardy.
The loss of Neymar may shock any team in the world, but not Brazil though. Such is the abundance of talent in their midst that apparently the loss of a top-three player is not that much of a setback.
Bolivia has been struggling to make any kind of an impact against teams that they took on recently, and in an opener of a major tournament, against the hosts, they are under serious pressure.
Even in the qualification fixtures that determined entrants to the World Cup 2018, the side failed to make any noise. An unimpressive ninth-place finish against these same set of teams will be an indicator about what to expect in the further next month for Bolivia.
The other two teams in the Group A; Venezuela and Peru lock horns on Sunday evening, 16 June 2019.
Brazil vs Bolivia Head-to-head (h2h)
18 of the last 23 wins went to Brazil.
Bolivia failed to score in the last three matches in a row.
Brazil recorded 4-0, and 5-0 wins in two of the last three meetings.
The combined scoreline for the last five games where Brazil adorned the home team colors, is 19-1, in favor of the five-time world champions.
Brazil vs Bolivia Prediction
Brazil is the overwhelming favorites to lift the championship, and with them playing the hosts the chances are amplified even more. They had made mincemeat out of all their opposition they took on in the CONMEBOL Qualification for the previous World Cup, and finished comfortable toppers, while Bolivia was placed ninth in a list of ten.
The last time these two met in Brazil, the hosts fired five goals against the opposition in return for none. Also, just the last day, Brazil registered a mammoth 7-0 win over Honduras, while Bolivia lost their last three ties on the trot. Embarrassingly, they could not even net a goal during this stretch.
Going on, Brazil went unbeaten in 34 of their last 36 matches and won 29 of them. Their sole two losses in this period came against arch-rivals Argentina, in a friendly, while the other was the unlucky one against Belgium in the World Cup.
Bolivia, meanwhile, was winless in 15 of their last 16 games, and in 27 of their last 29 away from home. They are in no way prepared to even have a satisfactory match-up against the potential champions of the whole competition.
Brazil vs Bolivia Betting Tips
Brazil to Score in Both Halves @ 1.67 (2/3)
The Hosts to Win Both Halves @ 1.83 (5/6).