Bolivia vs. Argentina Copa America Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/14/16
Argentina vs. Bolivia
Copa America: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line Argentina -800 / Bolivia +2000 -- Over/Under: 3.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS1, UniMás, UDN, Seattle
Bolivia and Argentina clash late Tuesday night in the 2016 Copa America at CenturyLink Field.
Bolivia is simply playing for pride in this match after being eliminated due to 2-1 scores to Panama and Chile. Bolivia has to be very frustrated as it was on a collision course to walk away with draws in both matches only to give up a goal in the final minutes. Bolivia has lost the time possession in both matches and has allowed a combined 16 goals on target, but there were chances to earn points in both matches. The highlight for Bolivia in this tournament will be the incredible goal from Jhasmani Campos. However, Bolivia hasn’t won a match since November against Venezuela, which makes for six straight losses. Bolivia has made it out of the group stages of Copa America just once since 1999.
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Argentina looks to sweep group D, as it enters this match outscoring its opponents 7-1. Argentina beat the hell out of Panama by a score of 5-0 thanks to Lionel Messi getting a hat trick in just under 20 minutes. Messi didn’t play in the 2-1 victory over Chile, but Argentina has still managed 29 shots overall and 13 shots on target. Defensively, Argentina has allowed one goal on nine total shots on target. However, there is concern with Argentina with the injury to Angel Di Maria, which may force La Albiceleste to use Messi a little more than they’d like as he’s still trying to nurse an injury himself. Argentina hasn’t been eliminated in the group stages of Copa America since 1983.
Argentina should have little trouble winning this match, especially if Messi is going to continue to get quality looks like he did Friday night. However, Bolivia is no pushover and has lost a lot of close matches recently. The defense has been playing well and they’ve been able to get some good looks at the net despite not controlling the ball much.
I’ll take my chances with the spread in this match.