Bolivia v Peru Betting Tips & Predictions
Bolivia suffered an opening defeat in the Copa America, although losing to hosts Brazil was no real disgrace and the outsiders managed to hold the tournament favourites until after the interval when they conceded three goals without reply.
La Verde can ill-afford another defeat at the Estadio do Maracana, with Peru having drawn with Venezuela in their opening match and Los Incas are strong favourites to build on that point by securing a maximum haul in this encounter.
The Peruvians were denied a goal by VAR in their first match and Jefferson Farfan was particularly dangerous for them, with Jose Paolo Guerrero likely to continue as the lone forward against a Bolivia side who look pretty toothless at the moment.
We expected Brazil to win to nil in their opener and it might be a similar story in this clash, with Eduardo Villegas’ side having struggled to find the net for several months and they were previously beaten to nil against South Korea, Japan and France.
However, Peru are a little short to be backing on the match betting in Rio de Janeiro and it’s worth noting that Bolivia were able to keep the scoreline down in their previous matches before losing to Brazil.
The Peruvians don’t carry the same sort of goal threat as the hosts and will be happy to secure a 1-0 or 2-0 winning scoreline, with a 4-4-1-1 formation likely to be deployed by their opponents which effectively has Raul Castro coming back to help his team out from a defensive point-of-view.
Luis Haquin is a talent in the Bolivia central defence at the tender age of 21 and he’s once again likely to be partnered with Adrian Jusino, with Brazil making heavy weather of finding a way past until the second half.
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.72 with bet365