Bolivia vs. Peru
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 18, 2019, 5:30 PM (EDT)|
Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Peru -175 / Bolivia +600 / Draw +250
Bolivia will play against Peru in the 2019 Copa America.
Bolivia lost their previous match 3-0 as they were beaten by Brazil. The result was always expected for Bolivia but the manner of defeat will concern the team management. Bolivia only had 25% of the ball and took 1 shot on target in the entire match. The passing was the biggest concern for Bolivia as they only completed 220 passes at an accuracy of 66%. The Bolivian midfield looked very weak during the defeat and that could be a problem in this match also. It is also important to note that Bolivia lacked a physical presence during the loss to Brazil. In a match where the team only had 25% of the ball, Bolivia only committed 10 fouls. This shows that the team lacks the aggressive intent needed to unsettle an opposition. Considering all these factors, Bolivia may struggle in this match also.
On the other side of the pitch, Peru played 0-0 draw in their previous match which was against Venezuela. It was a decent performance as the team had 51% of the possession and took 17 shots. The finishing was a slight concern for Peru as they created many chances but failed to score a goal. Winning this match will be vital for Peru as they play Brazil in the final fixture so the team must maximize points from this fixture. This team has lots of quality with players like Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfán who have lots of talent and experience.
Bolivia looked very poor in their match against Brazil and it seems like this team lacks the skills and the physical ability to compete in this tournament. Peru, on the other hand, had a decent performance against Venezuela. This Peru side has some issues with scoring goals but the team looks well balanced and have a lot of experience. Peru are the stronger team in this match and I see them comfortably beating Bolivia.