Bolivia vs. Venezuela Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds
Round 3 of the 2019 Copa America Group A will begin with the tilt between underdogs Bolivia and quarter-finals candidates Venezuela.
Bolivia vs. Venezuela
- Copa America
- Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Saturday 22 June
- 20:00 UK Time
Bolivia vs. Venezuela Game Preview
After securing a big point against the hosts Brazil, Venezuela have an opportunity to advance to the knockout stage with a win over sorry Bolivia who are already with one foot out of the Copa America following a pair of defeats. Depending on the scenario from two remaining groups, even a point could be enough to La Vinotinto to progress to the quarter-finals but they will surely aim to get three points here.
Bolivia Team News and Latest Form
Winless Bolivia (L2) can still challenge for third-place in Group A of the Copa America, but in all competitions (including friendlies) La Verde are currently on a five-game losing streak (L5; GF1 GA10). Furthermore, the last time they played Venezuela (2016 World Cup) they lost 5-0!
Winning just 21.43% of their last 14 competitive matches against South American opposition (D2, L9), Bolivia have managed nine clean sheets from their last 40 games (including friendlies), but they’ve now conceded over 2.5 goals in their last three tournament matches.
Not a great start to Eduardo Villegas’ second stint as national manager (D1, L6); and here he faces the more experienced Rafael Dudamel (W8, D14, L10), a manager who is yet to lose in four matches against Bolivia (Including U20s: W3, D1).
Bolivia won only two matches out of their last 20 and they are without a win in the previous nine while they suffered five consecutive losses including two at this Copa America. Also, they failed to find the back of the net in six of their last eight games and only one of three goals scored in that span came from an open play (one from the penalty and one own-goal).
Venezuela Team News and Latest Form
Still, in with a chance of progressing after scraping two 0-0 draws, Venezuela have taken just two more points than Bolivia from their last 14 competitive matches against South American opposition (W2, D7, L5).
Claiming ten draws from their last 20 matches in all competitions since 2017 (six score-draws), Venezuela have also drawn two of their last three June H2H meetings with Bolivia. Newcastle’s Salomón Rondón is yet to score since bagging a brace against the USA (3-0) in Venezuela’s last friendly.
Venezuela managed to keep the hosts Brazil away from goal, allowing them just one attempt on target and considering they kept the clean sheet against two strongest teams in Group A, it is expected that La Vinotinto keep their net intact in this one as well.
Venezuela have only three wins in their last ten matches but they suffered just two defeats in return and recorded three straight clean sheets.
Bolivia vs. Venezuela Head to Head
These rivals have met on 27 occasions this far and Bolivia are actually a better side in all-time H2H encounters, winning 12 matches with five draws and ten defeats. A whopping 64.71% of these teams’ last 17 H2H matchups have seen over 2.5 goals in total. Just two (BOL) and three (VEN) of these teams’ last seven games have seen goals in both halves. Ten of the last 14 H2Hs have seen both teams score.
Bolivia vs. Venezuela Betting Tip
After firing blanks in the opening two games of this tournament, Venezuela are expected to score in this one against one of the weakest defences at this year’s Copa America. We’re backing La Vinotinto to get three points here at 1/2 but in case you are not satisfied with lower odds, you can opt for Bet Builder with 22Bet and back Venezuela to win and to score over one goal at 10/11. If they record a 1-0 victory, you’ll get your stake back, so the second suggestion is a better one as it has a better value and you can nearly double your stake.