Chile vs Bolivia
South America – 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Date: Wednesday; 7 September 2016
Kick-off: 00:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago.
Chile found themselves at 7th position in the 10-team South American World Qualifying table after a 2-1 defeat to Paraguay last Wednesday. Despite their back-to-back success at the Copa America tournaments, they are on a poor run of form in the qualifying campaign. They lost three of their last four matches, with a win against rock bottom team Venezuela between them.
The 2-0 win against Peru was Bolivia second win of the campaign in 7 matches. They are 8th in the standings at the moment with a 4 point gap from Chile just above them. Bolivia also had a terrible tournament at the Copa America Centenario tournament in USA, where they crashed out of the group stages after failing to winning a single match.
Chile vs Bolivia: Head-to-Head
Chile are on a 10 match unbeaten run against Bolivia in all tournaments, with 8 wins and 2 draws.
Their latest meeting was at the 2016 Copa America Centenario group stage which Chile won 2-1. They also met during the 2015 Copa America where Bolivia suffered a heavy 5-0 loss.
Chile are also undefeated in the last 6 home matches against Bolivia with 5 wins and a draw.
Chile vs Bolivia: Prediction
Chile are in need for three points to lose ground in the qualification for the FIFA World Cup and they are expected to be at the top of their game. There last two home games were a 1-1 draw with Colombia and a 2-1 loss to Argentina.
On the other hand, Bolivia haven’t won an away game in the South American Qualifiers since calendar year 2000. Also they have a poor record against Chile in all venues so the home team can be backed for a win with confidence, but the odds of 1/6 offer no value.
Chile have scored at least two goals in each of their last 10 games against Bolivia and this is the bet I will be backing for this match.
Chile vs Bolivia: Betting Tips
Chile to score over 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.72)
Half Time/Full Time – Chile/Chile at 8/15 (1.53).