Uruguay vs Bolivia Match Analysis & Prediction
22/11/2023 2:30 am
Uruguay will be looking to continue their fine start to World Cup qualifying when they host Bolivia at Estadio Centenario on Wednesday.
After getting the better of another South American giant on Friday, the hosts will hope to take advantage of what is usually the easiest game in CONMEBOL qualifying.
Uruguay achieved the unlikely feat of defeating Brazil and Argentina in successive qualifiers, after winning away in Buenos Aires last week.
After beating Brazil 2-0 here last month in one of the most cagey affairs there will be all season, Marcelo Bielsa took his side away to the world champions and overcame them through a 2-0 scoreline on their own turf.
Darwin Nunez has been crucial to their success, finding the back of the net in both wins, as well an in an impressive 2-2 draw away at Colombia.
That leaves Uruguay in second position, just two points behind Argentina – who next face Brazil – after ending their 100% start.
Bolivia are the kindest opponents Uruguay could have been given after two hard-fought wins, as their upcoming opponents are among one of the worst away sides in international football.
In their last 66 away World Cup qualifiers, Bolivia have taken just nine points, as it is now over 30 years since their last competitive qualifying victory outside of their home country – against Venezuela in 1993.
However, a huge victory on Thursday at home to Peru should give them some confidence, as it lifted them off the bottom following four defeats from four to start.
Uruguay vs. Bolivia Head to head
In the 19 previous meetings between these two teams, Uruguay have claimed 12 victories while Bolivia have won four, and they have drawn in three. Bolivia have scored 18 goals and conceded 42 in the process.
08/10/2015Bolivia0Uruguay2CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
11/10/2017Uruguay4Bolivia2CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
25/06/2021Bolivia0Uruguay2CONMEBOL Copa America
06/09/2021Uruguay4Bolivia2CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
16/11/2021Bolivia3Uruguay0CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
Uruguay Team News
Uruguay will be without midfielder Nahitan Nandez through injury, while Matias Vecino has been left out of this squad.
Joaquin Piquerez and Lucas Olaza were also surprise omissions in defence, with Santiago Bueno also absent following a lack of game time at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Uruguay's Last 5 Matches
09/09/2023Uruguay3Chile1CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
13/09/2023Ecuador2Uruguay1CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
12/10/2023Colombia2Uruguay2CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
18/10/2023Uruguay2Brazil0CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
17/11/2023Argentina0Uruguay2CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
Bolivia Team News
Boris Cespedes was initially a surprise omission from the Bolivian squad, but he was not missed as they claimed a 2-0 victory over Peru on Thursday.
After keeping a clean sheet last time out, Jose Sagredo is set to start again at centre-back in what would be his 50th cap.
Bolivia's Last 5 Matches
09/09/2023Brazil5Bolivia1CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
12/09/2023Bolivia0Argentina3CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
13/10/2023Bolivia1Ecuador2CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
18/10/2023Paraguay1Bolivia0CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
16/11/2023Bolivia2Peru0CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers
Uruguay vs. Bolivia: Odds and Predictions
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