On the final day of COMEBOL World Cup qualifying, there’s a lot to play for but Bolivia’s loss to Colombia eliminated them from contention for the World Cup. Four teams are in contention for the fifth place spot that is currently occupied by Peru but only one can make it to play the winner of the AFC fourth round playoff to book a trip to Qatar.
Brazil have already qualified and looks to finish out the cycle with a perfect record but boss Tite has the freedom to experiment now.
Here’s our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
- Date: Tuesday, March 29 | Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Hernando Silas — La Paz, Bolivia
- Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
- Odds: Bolivia +525; Draw +295; Brazil -200 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Bolivia: Boasting the leading goal scorer in qualifying, Marcelo Moreno Bolivia will hope to cause Brazil some trouble on the defensive end. A Bolivian legend, Moreno has ten goals and an assist. Will he be able to add to that on Tuesday? But having conceded 38 goals during qualifying including ten in their last three matches since a landmark victory over Uruguay, it’ll be tough for Bolivia to stop this Brazil side from scoring.
Brazil: While already qualified, Tite has no issues pushing the squad to play as Brazil has scored eight while conceding no goals in their last two matches. This is a tie that figures to be more of the same as Brazil looks to get as many players on the scoresheet as possible. With Philippe Coutinho and Richarlison finding the back of the net versus Chile, is it Antony’s turn as interest in him worldwide grows?
In a match that could get ugly, Brazil rolls but Bolivia will at least net a consolation goal. Pick: Bolivia 1, Brazil 5