Kick Off: 2100, 28/03/2017
Stadium: Hernando Siles
Argentina have won their past four encounters with Bolivia by an aggregate score of 17-0, so it’s easy to see why they are favourites to prevail again in Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier.
The Albiceleste could only draw 1-1 on their last trip to La Paz and were famously thrashed 6-1 at this high-altitude arena back in 2009.
However, the hosts haven’t had their usual success at Hernando Siles in recent times and the first of our Bolivia vs Argentina betting tips is to back the visitors at 83/100.
A Look At Bolivia’s Betting Odds
Having been as high as number 42 in the FIFA rankings five years ago, Bolivia have slipped all the way down to 97 and are currently ninth of 10 in the South America qualifying pool for Russia 2018.
All of their seven points from 13 games have been gained in La Paz, but only by beating basement dwellers Venezuela and seventh-placed Paraguay and drawing with Ecuador, while Uruguay, Colombia and Peru have picked up victories here.
Argentina looked in a different league when beating Bolivia at the Copa America in Seattle last year and are again expected to prove a class apart this week.
Uruguay won 2-0 here and Peru 3-0, so we’re taking 21/10 for Argentina to oblige by more than one clear goal.
A Look At Argentina’s Betting Odds
Argentina still have some work to do to book their trip to Russia next summer, currently sitting in third spot behind Brazil and Uruguay with 22 points, just one ahead of Colombia and two in front of Ecuador and Chile.
Last week’s 1-0 home win over Chile was a relief, with Lionel Messi netting the decisive goal from the penalty spot, and their only defeat in six away fixtures came against runaway leaders Brazil.
Messi and Sergio Aguero are both odds-on to score in La Paz, but we’re hoping 27-year-old midfielder Guido Pizarro can enjoy a fairytale first international game if given the nod after being a substitute for five straight matches.
A key figure for Mexican outfit Tigres, Pizarro appeals at 13/2 to strike at any time.
Colombia 1-0 BOLIVIA
ARGENTINA 1-0 Chile – Lionel Messi (pen)
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