Brazil will host Bolivia at Arena Corinthians on Friday in their next FIFA World Cup qualifying match.


Brazil last played an international match almost a year ago, when they beat South Korea 3-0 at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in a friendly match. Goals from Olympique Lyonnais's new signing, midfielder Lucas Paqueta, Barça player Philippe Coutinho and right-back Danilo sealed Brazil's victory.


Bolivia, by contrast, beat Haiti 3-1 at the Estadio Ramón Aguilera Costas in a friendly last year. A double from Bolívar's midfielder Erwin Saavedra and a goal from forwarding Gilbert Álvarez ensured Bolivia's victory. Alvarez's own goal turned out to be little comfort to Haiti.


Brazil vs Bolivia head to head

In 30 previous meetings between the two sides, Brazil has a clear advantage. They have won 21 games, lost five, and tied four.


Their most recent match was in the group stage of the Copa América last year, with Brazil defeating Bolivia 3-0. A double by midfielder Philippe Coutinho and a goal by Benfica striker Everton Cebolinha resulted in Brazil's victory.


Brazil Form Guide: L-D-D-L-W


Bolivia Forms Guide: L-L-L-L-W





Brazil vs Bolivia team news

Brazilian coach Tite will not be able to call on Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker or Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus, who is injured.


There could be potential debuts for Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Santos, Palmeiras right-back Gabriel Menino, Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Bruno Guimaraes and Hertha Berlin striker Matheus Cunha.


Wounded: Alisson Becker, Gabriel Jesus


Doubtful: None


Suspended: None


Meanwhile, Bolivian coach César Farias has named a great team. Debuts could be given to players like Bolívar defender Jairo Quinteros, strongest defender Luis Demiquel and Blooming forward César Menacho.


Wounded: None


Doubtful: None


Suspended: None


Brazil vs Bolivia predicted XI

Brazil predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson Moraes, Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi, Fabinho, Casemiro, Philippe Coutinho, Richarlison, Roberto Firmino, Neymar


XI scheduled for Bolivia (4-4-2): Carlos Lampe, Oscar Ribera, Adrian Jusino, Guimer Justiniano, Jose Sagredo, Erwin Saavedra, Paul Arano, Leonel Justiniano, Juan Carlos Arce, Marcelo Martins, Ricardo Pedriel


Prediction Brazil vs Bolivia


Despite the absence of Alisson Becker and Gabriel Jesus, Brazil has a strong squad, which includes Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar and Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino. Fabinho and Casemiro provide a solid foundation in midfield, with Coutinho bringing the creativity.


Bolivia, for its part, will have Cruzeiro forward Marcelo Martins to provide the goals. Wilstermann forward Ricardo Pedriel and Bolívar winger Juan Carlos Arce could also be key.


Brazil has a strong team and will be the favorites to win this match.


Prediction: Brazil 4-0 Bolivia

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