Brazil vs Bolivia (By: PlayMaker)
Even in the first friendly match this year, Brazil were held 1-1 by Panama. But two matches later, they defeated the Czech Republic and Qatar quite easily. However the match against the Qatar team has caused Brazil too much damage. That is the injury of their best star Neymar. With a serious injury, the PSG striker missed all the tournament. This is a big loss for Selecao when Neymar is still effective this season.
In the tournament two years ago, Bolivia left the group phase without winning neither any scores. Looking at the team's preparation for Copa America, fans have the right to despair. Four friendly matches in Bolivia this year have only one draw. It was a confrontation with Nicaragua. With the remaining 3 matches, Bolivia ended with the defeat against rivals Korea, Japan and France. The match against France is the clearest evidence for how weak Bolivia is. Eduardo Villegas's team only fend off the home team's attacks. Because of the shortcomings, the chances that Bolivia created were just two shots from the few. In the opposite direction, Les Bleus easily won 2-0 with goals from Griezmann and Lemar.
Missing Neymar is a huge loss for Brazil. However, Selecao's attacking line has many quality strikers gathered. We can mention names like David Neres (Ajax), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Firmino (Liverpool) and Richarlison (Everton). With weak players like Bolivia, it is difficult for them to stand up to the attacking power coming from Selecao.
Not only is it strong on attacking goods, Brazil also has extremely high quality defense, especially the position of goal keepers. They have two best goalkeepers at the moment: Alisson and Ederson. Alison had a brilliant season with Liverpool when he won the Champions League. Meanwhile, Ederson was crowned the Premier League with Manchester City.
Brazil aim to lift the trophy at home, and considering the loss of Neymar, they will know how to make a perfect win in the opening game. I don't see they want to lose a lot of energy in this game and will reserve that for the rest of the tournament.
Brazil vs Bolivia predictions
|1 & under 3.5||Bet365||1.83||10||3-0 WON (+8.3 units)|
Brazil vs Bolivia betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (PlayMaker).