Bolivia vs Brazil World Cup Qualifier Match Preview
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.
Match Details :
Date: Thursday, 5th October 2017.
Time: 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET/ 01:30 IST ( Next Day)
Venue: Estadio Hernando Siles (La Paz).
TV Broadcast : Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Streaming Link : www Ronaldo 7.net
Team News :
Brazil’s biggest problems come up at left-back, with Marcelo and Filipe Luis both out injured. Tite may use the match to experiment with his squad a little ahead of the World Cup.
Bolivia may only be playing for pride, but they will put out a strong team. A big scalp is always enough of an incentive. Star player Marcelo Martins will lead the attack with experienced captain Ronald Raldes lining up in defence.
BOLIVIA VS BRAZIL FORM :
Brazil travel to face Bolivia in La Paz on Thursday night. The Selecao won the reverse fixture 5-0 in Natal a year ago.
Brazil Form :
Brazil are the form team in international football right now. Tite’s men have run away with the World Cup qualifying group and are possibly in their best shape in 10 years.
Last Few Matches : DWWLWW
Bolivia Form :
Although World Cup qualification is beyond them, Bolivia have been in good form recently with 4 wins from 6, including home successes over Chile and Argentina.
Last Few Matches: WLWWWL
BRAZIL VS BOLIVIA HEAD TO HEAD (H2H) :
The two teams have faced off 28 times in history, with La Selecao winning twenty of those. Bolivia have beaten Brazil five times before, all of them coming at home.
Bolivia vs Brazil stats :
- Brazil Games won: 20
- Games drawn: 3
- Bolivia Games won: 5
- 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.
Score Prediction: 1-1 draw.