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Chile vs Bolivia 20.06.2015


Chile vs. Bolivia / Copa America – Chile expectedly occupies the leading position in its group before the last round, but Bolivia’s second place is certainly surprise. They even have the same number of points and they have in common victory over Ecuador and drew with Mexico. It was perhaps expected from Chile to win both those matches as they are hosts, but Bolivia was perceived as outsider in this group who is now just a step away from the quarter-finals, regardless of the outcome of this match. The two national teams played the last time on previous year and that friendly ended as a draw, 2-2. In qualifications Chile regularly wins Bolivia at home and very often at always tough to play away match in La Paz. Begins: 20.06.2015 – 01:30 CET


If we take a closer look at opponents in the group and their players with whom they come to the Copa America, Chile was regarded as a great favourite, even if they win all three matches. Chile started with a hard victory over Ecuador but after that they just drew with Mexico, after trailing behind two times so they should be more than pleased with the draw. The calculation is clear and a draw would be just fine for Chile, but they will not play tactically in front of their fans and will try to make a new victory.

Coach Sampaoli had made two changes in the team after victory over Ecuador and Albornoz was on the left flank instead of Mena, while E. Vargas expectedly played from the first minute instead of Beausejour, given that Vargas turned over the result in the match against Ecuador after he came off the bench. He continued his show against Mexico, when he scored again, however he was overshadowed by excellent Vidal who scored two goals and assisted one. After the match against Mexico Vidal had a car crash while driving under the influence of alcohol and it is highly questionable whether he will play this match or not. He probably will, and in that case there will be no new changes in the team.

Probable lineups Chile: Bravo – Isla, Medel, Jara, Albornoz – Valdivia, Aranguiz, Diaz – E. Vargas, A. Sanchez, Vidal


Given that Bolivia arrived to the Copa America as one of biggest outsiders, four points won by now are true sensation and this team is just a step away from the quarter-finals. It is clear why they were declared outsiders as Bolivia usually cannot qualify for a World Cup, and it wins in South American qualifications only at home where it enjoys advantage due to better adaptation to high altitude (3,500 m above sea level).

Before the Copa America they lost friendly against Argentina by even 5-0, which just fortified impression that they have nothing to do in Chile. They played a goalless draw with Mexico in the first round, but against Ecuador they scored even three goals in the first half. In the second they have received two, which was enough to preserve victory that opened a door of the quarter-finals, even if they lost this match. There are no secretes about the team and it is certain that coach Soria will change nothing in defence and attack, and it will perhaps refresh the midfield.

Probable lineups Bolivia: Quinionez – Hurtado, Raldes, Zenteno, Morales – Smedberg, D. Bejarano, Chumacero, Lizio – Moreno, Pedriel

Chile – Bolivia PICK

Chile didn’t excel by now but they are undefeated and can play this match more relaxedly. The same is true for Bolivia who dreams to draw with the hosts, which would be more than enough for them. Because of all that we don’t expect offensive football and many goals.

Pick: under 3 goals

Stake: 6/10

Odds: 1.62 at 10bet (down to 1.56 can be played)

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