Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
After sharing the spoils with Peru, Uruguay will be aiming to return to winning ways in the World Cup qualifiers when they take on Bolivia at Estadio Centenario. La Celeste are eager to put an end to their four-match winless run, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at La Verde. Even though both Suarez and Cavani are out of contention for the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on Oscar Tabarez’s troops, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Valencia attacker Maxi Gomez will be one of the men to watch in the home side. Bolivia, on the other hand, will be without suspended attacker Carmelo Algaranaz in Monday’s qualifier. La Verde did well to hold Colombia to a draw on home soil in their last qualifying match, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Uruguay.
Highlighted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011.
Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings.
In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
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.