Brazil vs Bolivia Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Comments()
Getty Images
Tite's men are favourites to lift the title on home turf and the we think they should get off to a straightforward start in Sao Paulo this weekend

The Copa America hosts begin their campaign against the lowest ranked South American team in the competition, with Bolivia likely to struggle in the tournament curtain-raiser.

Brazil may be missing Neymar but the five-time world champions still boast the continent's strongest squad and they should be able to get off to a victorious start without too many problems. 

Latest odds

Bolivia's away record in CONMEBOL qualifying for the World Cup is quite extraordinary, with La Verde having not won an away match in South America since 1993.

Their Copa America record is not much better with just one win in their last 23 matches in the tournament, making it understandable to find them at 27/1 (28.00) with SportPesa. Brazil for their part are priced at 2/25 (1.08) with the draw offered at 17/2 (9.50).

Bolivia Copa America

Team news

With Neymar missing there could be a chance for Philippe Coutinho to be moved forward. Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo picked up a knock in the final warm-up match against Honduras but has recovered, while Alisson is expected to start in goal ahead of Ederson.

Bolivia are likely to field a side similar to the one that began their final preparatory game against France.

Preview

Bolivia's abysmal record away from the altitude of La Paz means there is no way we can contemplate anything other than a win for the hosts.

The last time La Verde visited Brazil in 2016, they were beaten 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier, with Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho all on the scoresheet.

Brazil Bolivia graphic

Indeed, Eduardo Villegas' men were on the wrong side of a few continental thrashings during qualifying for last summer's tournament in Russia, conceding four goals away to Uruguay and losing 5-0 in Venezuela.

Brazil retain a level of firepower that could run riot against a Bolivia side which has conceded 15 goals in their last five Copa America matches and this is surely one of the most straight-forward looking openers that Brazil could have been handed.

Tips and previews

The market is particularly one-sided in favour of the eight-time Copa America winners, but the price of 5/6 (1.83) for Brazil to win both halves looks like a decent angle from which to approach the game.

This bet requires Brazil to score at least twice which they are more than capable of doing, and if they keep a clean sheet (which they have done in 11 of their last 14 matches) then they just need to net a solitary goal in each half.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Brazil to win both halves at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with SportPesa SportPesa banner update - new customer - bet 10 get 10

Close