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Argentina vs Bolivia Predictions & Tips - Bolivia’s road woes to continue in the World Cup qualifiers

  • Argentina vs Bolivia preview, predictions & tips
  • The World Cup qualifier is being played on Friday (12.30am BST)
  • Argentina have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Bolivia
  • Can the visitors avoid a heavy defeat in Buenos Aires?
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Argentina host Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers on Friday (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 09 Sep 2021
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Argentina vs Bolivia Predictions


Bolivia regularly get thrashed on the road in the World Cup qualifiers. I am backing Argentina to record a convincing win in Buenos Aires.
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  • Argentina Squad & Team News
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  • Argentina have won 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Argentina have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Bolivia (all competitions).
  • Argentina have won by 2+ goals in 5 of their last 7 matches against Bolivia (all competitions).
  • Argentina have won to nil in 4 of their last 7 matches against Bolivia (all competitions).
  • Bolivia have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Bolivia have lost 34 of their last 39 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Argentina have a 27-7 advantage against Bolivia with 5 draws in 39 matches.

Argentina Form


Argentina haven’t lost since 2019 and recently won the Copa America.

La Albiceleste beat Brazil 1-0 in the final with Ángel Di María scoring the winner.

Lionel Scaloni’s side got back into action in the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 win in Venezuela. They played against 10 men for 60 minutes, Lautaro Martínez, Joaquín Correa and Ángel Correa on target before conceding a late penalty.

Argentina’s match against Brazil was called off in bizarre circumstances played just five minutes before health authorities attempted to detain Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Emiliano Buendia for falsifying travel documents.

Argentina Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martínez, Gerónimo Rulli, Juan Musso
Defenders: Nicolás Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico, Marcos Acuña, Germán Pezzella, Gonzalo Montiel, Juan Foyth, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez
Midfielders: Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes, Giovani Lo Celso, Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodríguez, Ángel Correa, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolás Domínguez, Alejandro Gómez, Emiliano Buendía
Forwards: Lionel Messi (captain), Lautaro Martínez, Paulo Dybala, Nicolás González, Joaquín Correa, Julián Álvarez

Agustín Marchesín, Roberto Pereyra, Eduardo Salvio, Sergio Agüero and Lucas Alario are injured.

Lionel Messi has scored 76 goals in 152 internationals.

Bolivia Form


Bolivia suffered four consecutive defeats at Copa America. They lost 3-0 against Paraguay, 1-0 against Chile, 2-0 against Uruguay and 4-1 against Argentina.

César Farías’ side returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 1-1 draw against Colombia. Fernando Saucedo equalised in the 93rd minute in a match where they had 22-11 shots.

La Verde lost 4-2 in Uruguay on Monday. Marcelo Moreno scored to make it 3-1 but his 84th minute penalty was too little too late.

Bolivia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Carlos Lampe, Rubén Cordano, Jhohan Gutiérrez
Defenders: Diego Bejarano, José Sagredo, Luis Haquin, Adrián Jusino, Roberto Fernández, Jairo Quinteros, Jesús Sagredo, Sebastián Reyes, Eduardo Alvarez
Midfielders: Alejandro Chumacero, Leonel Justiniano, Erwin Saavedra, Diego Wayar, Ramiro Vaca, Fernando Saucedo, Henry Vaca, Moisés Villarroel, Gabriel Villamil
Forwards: Marcelo Martins (captain), Juan Carlos Arce, Gilbert Álvarez, Rodrigo Ramallo, Carmelo Algarañaz, Jeyson Chura, José Alfredo Flores

Jhohan Gutiérrez, Eduardo Alvarez, Gabriel Villamil and José Alfredo Flores were called up for the first time.

Alejandro Chumacero and Diego Bejarano are injured.

Carmelo Algarañaz is available after suspension.

Marcelo Martins leads the way up front with 27 goals in 86 internationals.

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Verdict

Argentina won Copa America and are playing with plenty of confidence. They should have no problems beating Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers.

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