Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Estadio Hernando Siles will host Monday’s World Cup qualifier between Bolivia and Chile, the two teams who are almost level on points in the standings. La Verde aim to make amends for a heavy 4-1 loss to Venezuela, and it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Midfielder Leonel Justiniano is banned for the hosts as he was sent off in the last qualifying match.
La Roja, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Ecuador (0-2) and Argentina (1-2). Considering that Chile are eager to move closer to top five as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Arturo Vidal is back from suspension, while goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has been ruled out with injury. Blackburn striker Ben Brereton is widely expected to lead the line for la Roja.
Highlighted Player (Luis Haquin):
Born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Luis Haquin is a 190-cm-tall defender who plays for Mexican side Puebla. Haquin started his senior career at Oriente Petrolero and after scoring three goals in 63 appearances in the Bolivian top flight, he moved to Puebla in 2018.
The Bolivia international made his debut for the Mexican team on February 16, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Pachuca in Liga MX. Speaking of his international debut, Luis Haquin played his first ever match for the Bolivia national team on June 7, 2017 in a friendly against Nicaragua.
La Verde won the match 3-2, with Haquin coming as a substitute for Joan Candia in the dying minutes of the game. It has to be noted that the Puebla man has 4 caps for Bolivia U20 team. His main position is centre-back, but he is used as a defensive midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Chile):
The Chilean Football Federation has been established in 1895 while Chile’s first-ever international game was a 3-1 loss to Argentina in 1910. The two countries formed a remarkable rivalry over the years and it was exactly against Argentina that Chile won their last major trophy – a 2015 Copa America title.
Prior to their 2015 title Chile had been runners-up in the competition on four different occasions. Chile triumphed in a dramatic final on penalty kicks to reach their first tournament championship. In a symbolic turn of events, Chile start their 2016 Copa America Centenario with a rematch against Argentina. The most capped player of the Chile national team is Barcelona goalkeeper who has past his 100-match mark with the squad he has been a part of since 2004.
Former Lazio and Juventus striker, the legendary Marcelo Salas is the leading scorer with 37 goals to his name. Key player to the current set up is Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez who has been the team’s leader on the pitch since 2006.