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By Landon Smith

Argentina vs Bolivia World Cup CONMEBOL Qualifiers Betting Picks, Tips, Predictions

After the dramatic suspension of their clash with Brazil last time out, Argentina will look to get back on track on Thursday, when they play host to Bolivia in World Cup Qualifying.


Argentina began the qualification campaign for the 2020 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Ecuador and a 2-1 away win over Bolivia, as Lautaro Martínez and Joaquín Correa signed on the minutes to close a deficit of one goal when they faced their opponents on Thursday. in peace.

Lionel Scaloni's men headed to this summer's Copa América with 12 points from their first six qualifying matches, and continued their momentum in the continental tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals with victories over Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, a as they advanced. A 4-1 beating on the side with which they meet again on Thursday.

A comfortable 3-0 quarter-final victory over Ecuador advanced them to the quarter-finals, and the heroism of goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez helped Albiceleste win in the penalty shoot-out against Colombia after a 1-1 draw in the semifinals.

As a result, they faced their Brazilian rivals in the final and held on to defend a one-goal lead after Ángel Di María's first goal to secure a 1-0 victory and claim their 15th continental title.

Scaloni's men picked up where they left off on their return from qualifying in this round of matches, beating Venezuela 3-1 when Lautaro Martínez, Joaquín Correa and Ángel Correa found the net before Yeferson Soteldo only scored a consolation goal. in the extra time. Hosts.

They then traveled to face group leaders Brazil, but the game ended abruptly in the first 10 minutes when health officials stormed the field in response to a quarantine issue for several Argentine players, the match was calmly called off. .

Upon their return home, the Albiceleste will look to achieve another victory to maintain their strong position in the team and put additional pressure on Brazil at the top as they host a struggling Bolivian team.


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After a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Brazil in the opening game and the subsequent 2-1 defeat to Argentina, Bolivia have largely been stuck at the bottom end of the qualifying group throughout the campaign.

At the beginning of the Copa America, La Verde sat on five points in qualifying thanks to impressive draws with Paraguay and Chile and a 3-1 win over Venezuela.

They were unable to carry that upturn in form into the tournament though, as they crashed out in the group stage without earning a point from their four games.

In their first game since the departure, La Verde earned an impressive point as Fernando Saucedo hit a late equaliser to see them draw 1-1 at home to Colombia.

That was followed by a trip to Uruguay last time out, with a Giorgian de Arrascaeta brace and goals from Federico Valverde and Agustin Alvarez condemning them to a 4-2 defeat, despite Marcelo Moreno netting two goals for Farias's men.

With only the top four sides earning automatic passage to the World Cup and the fifth-placed nation progressing to a playoff, Bolivia will know that they need to quickly bounce back in order to keep their qualification hopes alive, but they face a particularly tough task with a trip to the Copa America champions.



After the events in Brazil, Scaloni will ensure that his players focus on the task ahead and finish the round of matches with a dominant victory. La Albiceleste have shown in recent encounters that he has more than enough to beat Bolivia, and we see that Thursday's game is no different, with the hosts getting a comfortable victory.


WINNER: Argentina @ -2000

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By Landon Smith, on 7:30p ET