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Bolivia vs Venezuela Predictions & Tips - BTTS backed in World Cup Qualifier

  • Bolivia vs Venezuela predictions for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played at 9pm BST at Estadio Hernando Siles
  • Bolivia have seen BTTS in their last 5 matches
  • I am backing BTTS and over 2.5 goals in La Paz
  • Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
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Bolivia have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 6 matches against Venezuela (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 01 Jun 2021
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Bolivia vs Venezuela Predictions


Bolivia can’t be trusted to win, despite playing in La Paz. Venezuela can score with Salomón Rondón and Josef Martínez up front which makes BTTS my best bet.

  • Bolivia have lost 13 of their last 15 matches (all competitions).
  • Bolivia have seen BTTS in their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Bolivia’s Marcelo Moreno has scored 4 goals in his last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Bolivia have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 6 matches against Venezuela (all competitions).
  • Venezuela have won by 2+ goals in their last 3 matches against Bolivia (all competitions).
  • Venezuela are undefeated in 2 of their last 4 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).

Head to Head


Bolivia have a 14-13 advantage against Venezuela with 9 draws in 36 matches.

Venezuela have won by 2+ goals the last three encounters.

Bolivia Form


Bolivia have lost 13 of their last 15 matches in all competitions. They sit bottom of the World Cup qualifiers in South America.

César Farías’ side lost 5-0 in Brazil in their opening match. They returned home with a 2-1 loss against Argentina and 3-2 defeat against Ecuador, conceding late goals in both defeats.

Bolivia picked up their first point in a 2-2 draw in Paraguay. Marcelo Moreno equalised and Boris Cespedes put them in front but they couldn’t hold on.

Bolivia played two friendlies in March. They lost 2-1 against Chile and 2-1 against Ecuador.

Bolivia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Carlos Lampe, Rubén Cordano, Javier Rojas
Defenders: Diego Bejarano, José Sagredo, Luis Haquin, Óscar Ribera, Adrián Jusino, Enrique Flores, Luis René Barboza, Jairo Quinteros
Midfielders: Leonel Justiniano, Danny Bejarano, Erwin Saavedra, Diego Wayar, Ramiro Vaca, Henry Vaca, Roberto Fernández, Erwin Sánchez, Boris Céspedes, Moisés Villarroel, Jeyson Chura
Forwards: Marcelo Moreno, Juan Carlos Arce, Gilbert Álvarez, Rodrigo Ramallo, Jaume Cuéllar

There is plenty of experience missing from the midfield with Alejandro Chumacero, Jhasmani Campos and Rudy Cardozo out of the squad

Marcelo Moreno has scored 22 goals in 82 internationals.

There are a number of players in line for their debuts including Luis René Barboza, Jairo Quinteros, Jeyson Chura and Jaume Cuéllar.

Venezuela Form


Venezuela lost their first three World Cup qualifiers. They couldn’t score in any of them, a 3-0 defeat in Colombia, 1-0 loss against Paraguay and 1-0 defeat in Brazil.

José Peseiro’s side got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win against Chile last time out. Luis Del Pino put them in front and Salomon Rondón scored the winner in the 81st minute.

Venezuela Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez, Alain Baroja, Rafael Romo, José Contreras, Luis Romero, Joel Graterol
Defenders: Roberto Rosales, Alexander González, Wilker Ángel, Rolf Feltscher, Mikel Villanueva, Jhon Chancellor, Ronald Hernández, Luis Mago, Nahuel Ferraresi, Francisco La Mantía, Yohan Cumana, Cristopher Rodríguez, Sandro Notaroberto
Midfielders: Tomás Rincón (Captain), Rómulo Otero, Jhon Murillo, Darwin Machís, Júnior Moreno, Yangel Herrera, Yeferson Soteldo, Jefferson Savarino, Cristian Cásseres Jr., Bernaldo Manzano, Edson Castillo, José Martínez, Leonardo Flores, Cristhian Rivas, Freddy Vargas, Jesús Bueno, Christian Larotonda, Abraham Bahachille
Forwards: Salomón Rondón, Josef Martínez, Fernando Aristeguieta, Sergio Córdova, Jan Carlos Hurtado, Jhonder Cádiz, Eric Ramírez, Richard Celis, Robinson Flores, Daniel Pérez

Venezuela’s preliminary squad includes 50 players.

Lens goalkeeper has become number one. Midfielder and captain Tomás Rincón has earned 104 international caps.

Strikers Salomón Rondón and Josef Martínez have combined to score 43 international goals.
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Verdict

Bolivia are too short for a team that have won once since October 2018, despite having home advantage in La Paz. These nations have a history of high scoring games which can continue at high altitude.

Best Bets: BTTS Yes BTTS @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Bets: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @115.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @300.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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03 Jun 2021

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