USA vs Bolivia
Date: Monday, 28 May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK / 00:30 CET
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania.
United States will have a nice chance to keep the solid form going and add on to the fine three-game unbeaten streak on Monday evening when they play host to one of the weakest South American side Bolivia in the international friendly.
Neither of two teams earned the right to feature the big stage competition this summer in Russia. Whilst it was greatly expected from the Bolivians, the Yanks shocked the football public by falling 2.1 away to Trinidad & Tobago in what proved out to be the crucial WC qualifier on the final day.
La Verde ended their qualifying campaign second from bottom with just 14 points from 18 outings, most coming from home ties. Bolivians have a devastating record on the road where they lost 31 and drew 3 of last 34 World Cup qualifiers.
United States vs Bolivia: Head-to-head
The two sides met each other just two years ago when Gyasi Zardes and Christian Pulisic inspired a demolishing 4-0 victory for the USMNT at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas.
Prior to that, the two teams battled it out just once in the past and it happened back in 1995 when La Verde came on top 1-0 in the Copa America affair.
United States vs Bolivia: Prediction
The interim manager Dave Sarachan decided for a breakdown of the youth in the US National side for the upcoming ties against Bolivia, Republic of Ireland and France. Christian Pulisic is the main star of the team with the average age of only 22.
Nevertheless, most of these youngsters featured the latest successes when the Yanks drew two and won one of three friendlies against serious counterparts in the likes of Portugal, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Paraguay. USA conceded just one goal in these three games and backing them to keep a clean sheet against the attackingly-limited Bolivia side is definitely the best of the betting options here.
Now, instead of the clear home win at 1.40, we will shoot for the correct score longshot aiming for the hosts to win 2-0 at 7.00. Bolivia notched just one goal in a pair of friendlies against Curacao in March and we just don’t expect them on the score sheet against an improved defense of United States’ here.
United States vs Bolivia: Bet Tips
United States to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80
United States to win 2-0 @ 7.00.
Coming-up: Team News & Expected Starting Line-ups.