Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani

Bolivia vs Uruguay: La Celeste to grind out victory

Kick-off: 2200, 24/06/2021

Stadium: Arena Pantanal

TV: BBC Digital

Uruguay can’t risk any slip-ups when facing Copa America Group A basement dwellers Bolivia after only claiming one point from two games.

La Celeste have been struggling for goals of late but should be able to grind out a welcome victory in Cuiaba.

We’re going with 17/20 for the favourites to oblige and under 3.5 goals in the game for our first Bolivia vs Uruguay prediction.

A Look At Bolivia’s Betting Odds

Bolivia have only made it past the group stage once in the last eight renewals of this competition and appear to be heading for another early exit.

La Verde opened up with a 3-1 loss to Paraguay, despite taking the lead via an early penalty, and then went down 1-0 versus Chile.

Stoke-born Blackburn striker Ben Brereton grabbed the decisive goal for La Roja, who had enough chances to secure a more comprehensive success.

Head coach Cesar Farias will have taken heart from his side’s efforts in pre-tournament World Cup qualifiers, when beating Venezuela 3-1 before drawing 1-1 with Chile.

However, an ageing front line has failed to shine in Brazil, with captain Marcelo Moreno now 34 and Juan Carlos Arce two years older.

Looking at the Bolivia vs Uruguay odds, we like 11/5 for La Verde to trail 1-0 at half-time.

A Look At Uruguay’s Betting Odds

Uruguay find themselves under a bit of pressure after following up a 1-0 loss to Argentina by drawing 1-1 against Chile.

Those results came after a couple of goalless draws in World Cup qualifiers and their only score in five outings overall was via an Arturo Vidal own goal.

However, Atletico Madrid ace Luis Suarez was heavily involved in that equaliser and Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani almost snatched a late winner when heading just wide.

It’s hard to see that pair not clicking at some point while Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde can help to create openings.

With Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez providing a solid base at the back, we’re adding 19/4 for La Celeste to prevail 2-0 to our Bolivia vs Uruguay betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Chile 1-0 BOLIVIA

URUGUAY 1-1 Chile – Vidal (og)

Head-to-head: Uruguay 4-2 Bolivia, Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay, Bolivia 4-1 Uruguay, Uruguay 4-2 Bolivia

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