2015 Copa America: Bolivia vs. Mexico Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/12/15
Mexico (0-0) vs. Bolivia (0-0)
World Cup: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Chile)
The Line: Mexico -189 / Bolivia +480 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: beIN Sports
Mexico and Bolivia meet Friday night in the 2015 Copa America at the Estadio Sausalito.
Mexico probably would like a little more confidence heading into this match after getting shutout by Brazil and drawing against Peru. Still, Mexico has had great success in Copa America, usually always at least making it past the group stages. Mexico will be led by veteran Rafael Marquez, who has 126 caps under his belt for his country. However, Mexico seems to be preparing for the Gold Cup in a month, which is why key players such as Andres Guardado, Javier Hernandez and Hector Herrera will not be participating during this tournament. This makes Mexico a very inexperienced team this time around but does give us a look at some of the up-and-coming guys who can make a splash such as Jesus Manuel Corona and Raul Jimenez. Although not at full strength, Mexico is still a talented team that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
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Bolivia heads into this match in terrible form, as a 5-0 loss to Argentina and 4-0 loss to Ecuador haven’t exactly helped. Bolivia has had little to no recent success in Copa America, and won just two of its 16 matches in World Cup qualifying. Needless to say, Bolivia is going to be a big underdog to do much of anything in this tournament. Bolivia will rely on its defense this tournament led by goalie Romel Quinonez, as there simply isn’t enough offensive talent to attack teams. If Bolivia is going to find the net, it’ll likely come from Marcelo Martins Moreno, who has really shined playing in China this season. Danny Bejarano is also a player worth watching. Still, any points in this tournament for Bolivia would be considered a success.
Bolivia has beaten Mexico just once in 11 meetings and is a squad that usually comes up short when it is playing outside of its home field advantage. Even an undermanned Mexico team should be able to win this game rather easily.
I usually shy away from decent sized chalk, but I really don’t see how Mexico doesn’t win this match outright.