Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews Bolivia v Peru and provides us with his best bets for this Copa America clash qualifiers by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

  • 2019 Profit & Loss: -1.85pts

Bolivia v Peru of Ireland Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 18/06/2019
  • Time: 22:30
  • Venue: Estadio do Maracana
  • Channel: Premier Sports

Bolivia had a disappointing start to their campaign, with a 3-0 defeat to Brazil. Albeit an expected defeat the side really showed no promise at all and ended the game with only 26% possession. With the group they are matched it is difficult to see how they progress out of the group, with Peru and Venezuela both having superior squads.

Peru also opened with a slightly poor start, they took a point against Venezuela in a game they probably deserved all 3 from, especially when they played the last 15 minutes with a man extra with Mago’s dismissal on 75 minutes. They know 3 points from this game is a must, with a tough fixture to come against hosts Brazil who are extremely difficult to take points of on their own turf.

Bolivia are currently sitting around 250/1 to take the tournament outright, with Peru a much lower fancy at 25/1. Interestingly Bolivia also lost every game of the previous Copa America tournament, after losing their opener and it looks likely they could follow in the same fashion. A win for Peru here could set them in a strong position just before their game against Brazil.

Team News

Bolivia will be without a whole host of players, including the likes of Jhasmani Campos, Jordy Candia Cardozo, Raldes, Sagredo and Valverde.

Peru’s only noticeable absentee is Aquino Pedro, who has been out domestically for most of 2019.

Potential Bolivia Starting XI: Lampe, Bejarano, Haquin, Jusino, Bejrano, Saavedra, Justiniano, Saucedo, Chumacer, Castro, Martins

Potential Peru Starting XI: Gallese, Trauco, Abram, Zambrano, Advincula, Tapia, Farfan, Cueva, Yotun, Gonzales, Carillo

Head To Head

  • Peru have beaten Bolivia 3 times in the last 5 meetings, with 2 draws.
  • Between 2011 and 2013 the sides met 4 times, and all 4 ended as a draw.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Bolivia have won only 1 of their last 15 matches since the 2018 World Cup, and a loss here will make it 5 on the spin, all to nil.
  • 60% of Peru’s last 15 games have seen under 2.5 goals.

Betting Odds

  • Bolivia 7/1
  • Draw 13/5
  • Peru 1/2

The Verdict

Peru have only been winning at half time in one of their last 5 games, which shows the side are clearly often slow starters, and can take some time to get going. One thing Bolivia are well known for is workmates, with their home matches being played 3,637 metres above sea level, they have the fitness to burn.

Peru have a much superior team to Bolivia, and that is reflected in the prices offered. It would be a shock to see Peru not come out on top therefore it seems fitting to back a statistical play which also favours the much better side.

Recommended Bets

  • 2pts – Draw/Peru (Half time/Full time market) – 3/1 (Skybet)