Bolivia vs Peru: Match Preview and Prediction

Bolivia vs Peru
South America – 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Date: Thursday; 1-September-2016
Kick-off: 21:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Hernando Siles (La Paz).

Bolivia and Peru has a mountain to climb when they meet at La Paz for the seventh round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture.

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Bolivia are currently 9th in the standings with 1 win and 5 losses from their 6 fixtures so far. They had a terrible run in the Copa America Centenario 2016 held in the United States as they crashed out of the group stages after losing in all of their three matches.

Their head-coach Guillermo Angel Hoyos has a tough task in regrouping a squad that is low in confidence and morale as they need a herculean effort to save their World Cup qualification campaign.

Peru on the other hand, sit just above Bolivia at 8th with a win and a draw and 4 losses from their 6 matches so far. Peru had a decent run in the Copa America Centenario as they made it through the group stages unbeaten before bowing out to Colombia on penalties. They also eliminated Brazil with a 1-0 win in their final group stage game.

However, things are not looking good in the World Cup Qualifiers as they have a poor record in the competition and had won a match only once from the last 11 fixtures.

Bolivia vs Peru: Head-to-Head

  • Bolivia and Peru played out two 1-1 draws during the 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign.
  • Their latest meeting was during the 2015 Copa America where Peru earned a comfortable 3-1 win.
  • Peru are unbeaten in the last six meetings against Bolivia, however four of those are draws.
  • Bolivia have not lost in the last 7 home games against as they won in 5 and drawn 2.

Bolivia vs Peru: Prediction

Despite their poor overall record in the qualifying stages, Bolivia hold somewhat of a better head-to-head record against Peru. The team is low on morale, but will gain some confidence from the fact that they are unbeaten at home in the last 7 matches against Peru.

However, Peru have shown that they are no pushovers with their strong run in the Copa America 2016. But they haven’t won a qualification match on the road in 12 years in which they lost 24 of the last 26 fixtures. Also, La Paz is a difficult venue for travelling teams. All these stats and facts put Bolivia in a favourable position to take at least a point from this match.

Bolivia to win is priced at 2.20, which is a tempting offer. For the safe side you can bet on double chance for home side to win or draw.

Bolivia vs Peru: Betting Tips

Bolivia/Draw at 1.33
Bolivia to score over 1.5 goals at 2.25.

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