Venezuela – Bolivia Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 28.01.2022

⚽ Venezuela – Bolivia Predictions

Venezuela – Bolivia Tips and Odds. January 28, 23:00 SOUTH AMERICA: World Cup – Qualification.

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  • The 20th World Cup Qualification (WCQ) meeting between Venezuela and Bolivia could be decisive, with both nations dangerously close to yet another failed qualification campaign. As one of the worst travelling nations in the confederation, Venezuela’s fortunes are heavily weighted by their home results which in this cycle are tracking to be their second-worst of the 21st century (W2, D1, L4), – bad news ahead of this crucial matchup.
  • Despite never qualifying for a World Cup finals, Venezuela have long been able to depend on a visit from Bolivia for a three-point boost to their otherwise unsuccessful tilt, securing victories in all five home WCQ H2Hs this century for an aggregate score of 17-6 (average winning margin: 2.2 goals). As one of two South American hopefuls to have not registered a 3+ goal score in the first 14 rounds of this WCQ cycle, another similar scoreline could be the boost their attack desperately needs.
  • Bolivia’s ambitions of a first World Cup finals appearance since 1994 were boosted significantly with three wins from three home fixtures across the last four rounds. They join Venezuela as the only other nation yet to win on the road this WCQ cycle (D2, L5), but with brave draws in Chile and Paraguay as rank outsiders, they have plenty to be inspired by and could yet sneak into the qualification picture.
  • Their Venezuelan-born coach César Farías might be able to offer some local knowledge to advance their cause and having won five of his last six internationals in all competitions – after tasting victory just twice in his first 19 in charge of Bolivia (W2, D3, L14) – this should be a strong indication of how far he’s come since a 4-1 friendly defeat in Caracas early in his tenure.
  • Players to watch: Darwin Machís has been Venezuela’s first goalscorer in two of his last four starts, whilst veteran Juan Carlos Arce has completed the same feat in his last two for Bolivia.
  • Hot stat: Bolivia have not been involved in a 0-0 draw since November 2018 (32 matches).
SOUTH AMERICA: World Cup – Qualification – Round 15
Venezuela – Bolivia
Kick-off: January 28, 23:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.31@Bwin

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