Bolivia vs ArgentinaCopa America, KO: 01:00 Jun 29, 2021, Arena Pantanal
Argentina will hope to maintain their momentum ahead of the knockout phase of Copa America as they face Bolivia in a Group A clash at the Arena Pantanal. Bolivia have disappointed in competition and should struggle against Argentina, who are looking to finish top of the group.
Bolivia suffered a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay in their previous fixture at Copa America. They attempted to frustrate the Uruguayans but collapsed after Jairo Quinteros put through his own net and never looked like getting back into the contest.
Bolivia are the lowest ranked team at Copa America, and have been poor in Brazil, losing all their matches. Their struggles were made worse by several off-field problems and they are now out of the competition.
Cesar Farias’ men go into their final fixture with just one goal scored in Brazil. They have also conceded six goals in three matches in the competition.
Argentina claimed a 1-0 victory over Paraguay last time out at Copa America. They took the lead early in the first half through Alejandro Gomez and were able to hold on for the win.
It was the second straight victory in the competition for La Albiceleste’s and was enough to earn them a berth in the quarter-finals. They are still unbeaten in Brazil and will hope to carry that momentum into the knockout stage.
While Argentina have not been as exciting in attack as they would like, Manager Lionel Scaloni will be pleased with his team’s defensive discipline. They have conceded just one goal in the competition and head into Tuesday’s match with consecutive clean sheets.
How the bookies view it
Argentina have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at 2/11 by Skybet to secure the win. A victory for Bolivia is priced at 25/1 by SBK, who are also offering odds of 36/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Argentina have an 11-2 advantage with four draws from 17 previous matches against Bolivia. They claimed a 2-1 victory in the last meeting between both teams during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Players to watch
Argentina’s defence has been solid at Copa America, keeping clean sheets in their last two matches. German Pezzella, Nicholas Otamemdi and Cristian Romero are their central defensive options and will be confident of keeping another clean sheet at 1/2 with BoyleSport.
Lionel Messi remains the standout player for Argentina at the other end of the pitch with the Barcelona forward often involved in most attacking plays. Lautaro Martinez, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria also feature in attack and can lead the Argentines to over 1.5 goals at 2/7 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Argentina are likely to keep a clean sheet and could be backed to earn a win to nil at 5/9 with Vbet. A -1 handicap could also be on the cards at 8/15 with Skybet.
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