Chile vs Bolivia: no problem for the favourite?
At the start of Copa America, Chile drew with Argentina (1:1). The Chilean national team responded to Messi's goal with Vargas' accurate shot. Thanks to a draw with the potential leader of Group A, Chile have an excellent chance of competing for the high position. Now it is important to beat the Bolivians, who seem to be the main outsiders. Alexis Sanchez's participation in this game is in question due to a muscle injury.
In the first round of Copa America, Bolivia lost to the Paraguayan national team (1:3), thereby jeopardizing their future at this tournament. Only four teams of the group will reach the playoffs and continue their struggle for the cup. And we are not sure, which of their opponents - Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, or Paraguay - the Bolivians can outplay.
In three of the last five head-to-head games, both teams scored.
This score was recorded in two of the last five head-to-head games.
In the last three games of Chile, the first goal was scored after the first 15 minutes.
The Bolivian national team will try to constrain the attacking potential of the Chileans at the beginning of the game. Even a draw will be an acceptable result for Bolivia. As soon as they concede, the game will open up. We believe that it can be a productive game because Chile needs a win and the Bolivians have nothing to lose.
Our prediction - total over 2.5 goals
Chile are the favourite of this game. However, if Alexis Sanchez won't play, it will be difficult for the Chileans to count on a big victory over the Bolivians. We believe that the guests are capable of avoiding a crushing defeat.
Second prediction - Asian handicap (+2) goals to Bolivia