Brazil need to cement their standing in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, and with an always-tough opponent in Bolivia coming into the country to face them, they'll have to play an excellent game to make sure they get the three points they need. Fortunately for Brazil fans, there's plenty of reason to think the team can come through this just fine.
That is in large part thanks to the fantastic form that Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino have been in lately. Neymar has been shouldering the load with ease for Barcelona in the absence of Lionel Messi, and the Liverpool duo of Coutinho and Firmino have led the English club to a fantastic recent run. With those three working together and in top-shelf form like this, Brazil should be able to get through even Bolivia's stout defense.
But don't count Bolivia out just yet. They've made a habit out of getting results from matches they have no business being competitive in the past few years, and this seems like just such an occasion. They haven't exactly been at their best in qualifying so far, with just two wins in eight matches, but they're not so far out that a big win couldn't kick them into a run toward the top four. A big win over Brazil, perhaps.
To watch this match online in the U.S. you can stream it live on beIN Sports Connect. It won't be shown online in Brazil or Bolivia, but for options in other countries you can check the listings on LiveSoccerTV.
TV: beIN Sports (U.S.), SporTV, Globo (Brazil), Bolivia TV (Bolivia)
Match Date/Time: Day, 8:45 p.m. ET, 9:45 p.m. local
Venue: Arena das Dunas, Natal, Brazil