Argentina have already qualified for the quarter finals of the Copa America Centenario 2016 and they are keen to confirm that they go through as group winners when they face Bolivia in the final group D match on Tuesday evening.
Argentina started off their campaign with a 2-1 win over Chile and then humbled Panama 5-0 in their second fixture. The win was nothing less than expected, but most important for Argentina is that Messi came off as a substitute and scored a hat-trick within 20 minutes. They will go into this match on the back of a six match winning run and a nine back unbeaten streak.
Bolivia lost their opening match against Panama and then they were not expected to trouble in the second fixture against Chile. But they hold Chile to 1-1 until the dying seconds of the match, only to lose out to an Arturo Vidal strike 10 minutes into injury time. They are on a six match losing streak and lost 10 of their last 11 matches in all formats.
Argentina vs Bolivia: Predicted Line-ups
Argentina (4-3-3): Romero – Rojo, Funes Mori, Otamendi, Mercado – Mascherano, Biglia, Banega – Di Maria, Gaitan, Higuain.
Bolivia (4-5-1): Lampe – M. Bejarano, Cabrera, Zenteno, Eguino, D. Bejarano – Arce, Azogue, Saucedo, Smedberg – Duk.
Argentina vs Bolivia: Head-to-Head Stats
The sides had met on 14 previous occasions and Argentina hold a formidable head-to-head record with 9 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat.
They had met twice in Copa America tournaments, first in 1995 which ended in a 2-1 Argentina victory, while in 2011 they played out a 1-1 draw.
Argentina have won the last three meetings against Bolivia and scored 14 goals, conceding none in return.
Argentina vs Bolivia: Prediction
This is one of the worst Bolivia football team in years and they are not expected to trouble Argentina at all. At the same time the Albiceleste are looking like a well-organized team this term and there will no stopping to their win run, not at least against a poor Bolivia.
A goal galore can be expected on Tuesday as Gerardo Martino will field an unchanged eleven to keep the momentum going. Expect Argentina to grab an early lead and a win by minimum of 2 goal margin is predicted here. They are also expected to keep a clean sheet here.
Exact Score Prediction: Argentina 4-0 Bolivia.
Recommended Bet: HT Argentina (Odds 1.45)
Best Bet: Handicap Argentina [-2] (Odds 2.02)
*All Odds are from bet-at-home at the time of composing this article.
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