Our prediction for this Copa America match:
Arena Pantanal will host Friday’s football game between Chile and Bolivia. La Roja did well to hold Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their opener, with the team proving their worth in the second half. Even though key attacker Alexis Sanchez is sidelined with injury, Chile are seen as hot favourites to beat Bolivia, who experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Paraguay. Eduardo Vargas picked up a knock in the draw with Leo Messi and Co, but the experienced attacker should be fit to face El Tri.
Bolivia obviously struggle at the back, and seeing that several players have been tested positive for coronavirus, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. Teenage attacker Jaume Cuellar misses the match through suspension. In their last meeting at Copa America (2016) Chile defeated Bolivia 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Alexis Sanchez):
Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean football player born on 19th of December 1988. Sanchez started playing football for Cobreloa and played for Colo Colo, River Plate, Udinese and FC Barcelona before he started playing for Arsenal in 2014. The Chilean player is active for the national team as well.
Alexis Sanchez is a right winger and is known for his speed, agility and stamina. Alexis Sanchez won several prizes in his career such as the Primera Division, World Cup for club teams, the FA cup and the Copa America. In 413 games in his career Alexis Sanchez made 112 goals.
Alexis Sanchez’ nickname was give by the Colo Colo fans and is El Nino Maravila which literally means The Wonder Kid. In 2014-2015 Alexis Sanchez was placed in the PFA team of the year and got nominated as Player of the year.
Highlighted Team (Bolivia):
Bolivian Football Federation has been established in 1926 and it is one of the 10 member of South American Football Confederation. Managed by Julio César Baldivieso, La Verde have gone through difficult times since their second place finish at Copa America 1997.
Three-time World Cup participants have last appeared at the global stage in 1994 and they have never gone past the first round on any of the three tournaments, scoring only one goal at the tournament held in the USA. Bolivia took part in 24 Copa America tournaments since their debut in 1926 and the most prominent result was their 1963 title.
Luis Hector Cristaldo and Marco Sandy are the two players with most caps for Bolivia with their 93 international appearances, while Joaquin Botero’s name still stands at the top of the scoring charts with the former Bolivian international netting 20 during his time with the national team.