The 46th edition of the Copa América kicks off on Saturday, June 15. Brazil is the big favorite and acts as the host nation. It is 12 teams that make up the Copa América, the group winner and the group runner-up are guaranteed to continue, and the two best third-placed teams move on to the quarterfinals. During this edition of Copa América, we will see a lot of great players and strong teams. Brazil is the favorites to win but will be challenged by teams like Argentina or the current champions Chile.
Brazil suffered a big blow just before the championship, Neymar suffered an injury during the friendly match against Qatar. He injured the right foot and will miss the entire tournament.
Although Neymar is the biggest poster name and the best player in the team, there is quite a lot of quality in this team. Stars like Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are to say the least, great replacements. Defensively, they have experienced players like Casemiro, Thiago Silva and Dani Alves – and the latter is quite dangerous offensive too. A player to watch out for in Brazil is Lucas Paquetá. The offensive inner midfielder has a fantastic technique and likes to put on a show.
Brazil last five games: (4-1-0)
20 Nov 2018 Brazil v Cameroon 1-0 International Friendly
23 Mar 2019 Brazil v Panama 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2019 Czech Republic v Brazil 1-3 International Friendly
05 Jun 2019 Brazil v Qatar 2-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2019 Brazil v Honduras 7-0 International Friendly
Bolivia is one of Copa América’s absolutely weakest teams. Last time Bolivia participated in the tournament they lost all games and finished last in the group. In fact, Bolivia has a gold from the tournament, but that was 1963. Ranked 63rd in the world and without any big stars, Bolivia is facing a difficult challenge. The last player to score for Bolivia was Ramiro Vaca, who made one of Bolivia’s two goals in the 2-2 meeting with Nicaragua in a friendly match. The other one was an own goal.
Bolivia last five games: (0-2-3)
20 Nov 2018 Iraq v Bolivia 0-0 International Friendly
03 Mar 2019 Bolivia v Nicaragua 2-2 International Friendly
22 Mar 2019 Korea Rep. v Bolivia 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2019 Japan v Bolivia 1-0 Kirin Challenge Cup
02 Jun 2019 France v Bolivia 2-0 International Friendly
Last five games (Brazil 2, Draw 2, Bolivia 1):
10 Sep 2008 Brazil v Bolivia 0-0 FIFA World Cup
11 Oct 2009 Bolivia v Brazil 2-1 FIFA World Cup
06 Apr 2013 Bolivia v Brazil 0-4 International Friendly
07 Oct 2016 Brazil v Bolivia 5-0 FIFA World Cup
05 Oct 2017 Bolivia v Brazil 0-0 FIFA World Cup
Brazil is one of the best national teams in the world and even though it was a while since they won the tournament last time, they enter as one of the favorites for the gold, not least considering that the Copa America this year is played in Brazil. There is nothing but victory against Bolivia
Our tips are Home Team to win both halves played at 32Red.com with odds 7/10.