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Bolivia vs Argentina Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Argentina face tricky World Cup qualifier in Bolivia

  • Bolivia host Argentina in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday
  • Match is being played at the Estadio Hernando Siles
  • Bolivia lost 5-0 in Brazil but return to the high altitude in La Paz
  • Bolivia are undefeated at home in their last 3 World Cup qualifiers against Argentina
  • Argentina have won 1 of their last 6 World Cup qualifiers on the road
Estadio Hernando Siles view
Bolivia host Argentina at the 3600m altitude Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz (Getty Images)

Bolivia host Argentina in a World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz. The altitude in La Paz adds a tricky dimension for visiting teams as Argentina know only too well, can Messi inspire his nation once again?

Bolivia Form

Bolivia failed to make it out of the 2019 Copa America group stage after losing all three matches. There was been little improvement in three friendlies.

César Farías’ side lost 3-0 in Ecuador and 4-1 in Venezuela before a 3-1 home victory against lowly Haiti. Erwin Saavedra scored a brace with Gilbert Alvarez adding a third.

Bolivia began the World Cup qualifiers with a 5-0 loss in Brazil. It was one way traffic in São Paulo, the visitors managing 30% possession and three shots. 

Bolivia do their best work at La Paz due to the 3,640m altitude. Visiting teams often struggle to adapt to the thin air as evidenced by home results in World Cup qualifiers.

Bolivia beat Argentina 6-1 and Brazil 2-1 in 2009, Uruguay 4-1 in 2012, Argentina 2-0 and Chile 1-0 in 2017. Their last home match in the World Cup qualifiers was a 0-0 draw against Brazil.

Bolivia Team News

Bolivia have picked a squad largely from the Bolivian Primera División. Defender Leonardo Zabala (Palmeiras) and Boris Cespedes (Servette) are the only two playing outside Bolivia.

Bolivia Squad

Goalkeepers: Carlos Lampe, Ruben Cordano, Jimmy Roca.

Defenders: Jose Sagredo. Gabriel Valverde, Carlos Áñez, José María Carrasco, Guimer Justiniano, Jesús Sagredo, Leonardo Zabala, Luis Demiquel.

Midfielders: Jhasmani Campos, Rudy Cardozo, Diego Wayar, Christian Árabe, Franz Gonzales, Boris Cespedes, Antonio Bustamante

Forwards: Carlos Saucedo, Bruno Miranda, César Menacho, Fernando Saldías,

Argentina Form

Argentina finished third at the 2019 Copa America. La Albiceleste lost 2-0 against Brazil in the semi-finals before beating Chile 2-1 in the 3rd place playoff.

Lionel Scaloni’s side played six friendlies from September to November 2019. They produced three draws and three wins, beating Mexico 4-0 in Texas and Ecuador 6-1 in Elche. 

Argentina started the World Cup qualifiers with a 1-0 win against Ecuador. Lionel Messi scored an early penalty in Buenos Aires, the hosts having 58% possession, 10-4 shots including 8-2 on target.

Argentina have to improve on the road in the World Cup qualifiers, winning one of their last six away matches and failing to score in three of their last four.

Argentina Team News

Lionel Scaloni is unlikely to make many changes in Bolivia. Nicolás Otamendi is the most experienced defender with Leandro Paredes the key player in central midfield.

Argentina’s attack includes Lionel Messi, the Barcelona star currently sitting on 139 caps and 71 international goals. He is joined up front by Lucas Ocampos and Lautaro Martínez.

Argentina Squad

Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martínez, Esteban Andrada, Jeremías Ledesma

Defenders: Juan Foyth, Nicolás Tagliafico, Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nicolás Otamendi, Facundo Medina, Nehuén Pérez

Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Marcos Acuña, Exequiel Palacios, Rodrigo De Paul, Eduardo Salvio, Guido Rodríguez, Nicolás Domínguez, Alexis Mac Allister

Forwards: Lionel Messi, Lucas Ocampos, Lucas Alario, Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martínez, Giovanni Simeone, Alejandro Gómez, Joaquín Correa

Bolivia vs Argentina Head to Head

Argentina have a 25-7 advantage against Bolivia with 5 draws in 37 matches. Argentina had won four in a row (5-0, 7-0, 2-0, 3-0) but Bolivia won the latest encounter.

The match was in La Paz, Bolivia winning the 2018 World Cup qualifier 2-0 with Juan Carlos Arce and Marcelo Moreno on target.

Bolivia vs Argentina Odds

Argentina are 1.68 favourites at Unibet with Bolivia priced at 5.50 at betfair. A draw is available at 4.30.

Bolivia vs Argentina Match Up

Bolivia are undefeated in their last three home World Cup qualifiers against Argentina. They won 6-1 in 2009, drew 1-1 in 2013 before a 2-0 win in 2017.

Can Argentina overcome the high altitude and turn the tables on Tuesday?

Bolivia vs Argentina Stats

  • Bolivia have lost 9 of their last 10 matches including friendlies.
  • Bolivia are undefeated in their last 5 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Bolivia have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 4 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Bolivia are undefeated (2W 1D) in their last 3 home matches against Argentina (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Argentina have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 matches against Bolivia (all competitions).
  • Argentina have 3 won of their last 4 matches including friendlies.
  • Argentina have won 1 of their last 6 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Argentina have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

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Where is Bolivia vs Argentina being played?

Bolivia vs Argentina is being played at the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz, Bolivia.

When is Bolivia vs Argentina being played?

Bolivia vs Argentina is being played at 21:00 BST on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

What competition are Bolivia vs Argentina playing in?

Bolivia vs Argentina are playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.



This is always a danger match with Bolivia playing at high altitude in La Paz. Argentina have a far stronger squad but approach this match with caution.

Best Bet: Argentina Win Full Time Result @-147.06 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Argentina Win to Nil Win to Nil @+200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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