Brazil will be hoping to win a World Cup qualifier in Bolivia for the first time since 1985 when they travel to the Estadio Hernando Siles on Thursday.
Having lost three and drawn one of their four qualification matches in La Paz since a 2-0 victory 32 years ago, the Selecao are available at 17/20 (1.85) with dabblebet to secure a long-awaited victory in this one.
However, Mauricio Soria’s men have won each of their last three qualifiers on home soil, and are on offer at 3/1 (4.00) to maintain their strong record against this opposition by coming out on top yet again.
The guests saw their nine-match winning streak come to an end with a 1-1 draw in Colombia last time out, and there are odds of 13/5 (3.60) on offer on them being forced to settle for a single point once more here.
Appointed as replacement for Dunga following an embarrassing group stage elimination at last summer’s Copa America, Tite has completely turned the team around in just over a year at the helm.
Nine wins from his first nine qualifiers and a draw in the other saw the former Corinthians coach ensure his country became the first nation to earn a place in Russia next summer, an achievement that has gone a long way to banishing the negativity that has surrounded the national team recently.
With the team looking more and more worthy of the famous yellow shirt, they will feel confident of putting an end to their long wait for an away victory over La Verde.
In fairness, that long barren run is a little exaggerated due to the rare meetings between these sides in La Paz, where they have contested just four qualifiers in the last 32 years.
However, Brazil did run out convincing 4-0 winners when they met in Bolivia in a friendly in 2013, and are well worth backing to emerge victorious at 17/20 (1.85) on current form – particularly given they comfortably won 5-0 in the reverse fixture last October.