Bolivia vs Argentina Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualification
This should end up being fairly easy pickings for Argentina, but then again the Albiceleste haven’t made life easy for themselves in World Cup 2018 qualification. They have put together a very low-key campaign and they don’t look much of an offensive unit at all. But they should be able to make it three qualifications wins on the bounce when they face Bolivia in midweek. The Bolivians are all but out of the race for a qualification spot and with the worst defensive record in the group, they are likely going to be there for the taking.
This game is just about Argentina strengthening their position in the top four in the CONMEBOL zone, on the road to Russia 2018. With back to back wins, their fortunes have improved but it hasn’t been a stellar qualification campaign from the Albiceleste. They have been at the races defensively, with the second best defensive record in the group, but they have struggled going forward with just 15 goals in 13 games, and only Paraguay and Bolivia have scored fewer than that. So they don’t get the best out of their big attacking force for some reason which makes them a very frustrating side to watch.
Lionel Messi who scored against Chile last week in their 1-0 win is an even money option in the anytime goalscorer market with Sergio Aguero at 7/5. That win over Chile has given Argentina back to back wins in the group and has vastly improved their position. They have big form going against Bolivia and they are a 15/8 quote to win to nil in this game. After all, Argentina have posted a 17-0 aggregate in their last four games against Bolivia, so it’s hard to see them failing to collect maximum points in his game.
Going back to their overall form, Argentina have posted just a W3 D3 L2 record in their last eight played and there has been some very disappointing returns from them like a draw with bottom side Venezuela. But recent results have seen them on the up, but they are winless (D2 L1) in their last three away games in World Cup 2018 qualifying, suffering a big 3-0 loss to Brazil in their last road game after draws at Venezuela and Peru. But they are odds-on to deliver a win in this one and with Bolivia’s current form, you can see why.
Bolivia have posted a W2 D1 L10 record in their last thirteen games and they have only managed the 10 goals in their thirteen World Cup 2018 qualifiers. They are a long way out of the qualification places so they are really just playing for whatever pride that they can muster up. They suffered a 1-0 loss out in Colombia last week and they have gone and posted a W2 D1 L3 record on home soil in World Cup 2018 qualification, the wins in that sequence coming against bottom side Venezuela and a surprise victory over Paraguay. So there is perhaps a hint that they can keep the score down and under 2.5 goals at Bet365 is big value at a price of 5/6.
Bolivia vs Argentina Odds
Argentina 4/5, Draw 13/5, Bolivia 10/3
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Bolivia vs Argentina Betting Tips
Argentina have put results on the board in their last two qualification matches to nil and this one will probably go the same way. Bolivia have shipped a boatload of goals in qualification and they are the lowest scorers in the group as well. Look for a low-key, comfortable away win for the Albiceleste with a clean sheet.