Our football match prediction:
After missing a chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals against Venezuela, Uruguay are now one point away from booking their place at the showpiece tournament in Russia. La Celeste played out a goalless draw with La Vinotinto on Thursday, but they are definitely capable of beating Bolivia in front of home fans in Montevideo. Attacking duo Edinson Cavani – Luis Suarez is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders and seeing that La Verde are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from their last group game. Bolivia have nothing to play for in their last qualifying match and they are widely expected to return home empty-handed. Uruguay recorded a routine 2-0 win over Bolivia earlier in the process and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on La Celeste.
Highligted Player (Gaston Silva):
Gaston Silva is a 22-year-old rising star of Uruguayan football. The left-footed defender is a natural left-back but can also be a very good central defender, where a position he plays for the national team. Silva is very proficient with his tackles and is highly regarded for his exquisite technique, physical presence and ability in the air. He began his professional football career with Defensor Sporting. Silva debuted in 2011 at age of 16 and was the centre of attraction with his performances. For the Uruguayan club, he was a regular starter and was regarded as one of the most talented prospects coming out of Uruguay. In 2014, Silva made his foray into Europe with a € 2.3 million transfer to Italian Serie A side Torino. His international career included representing Uruguay at the U-17 and U-20 FIFA World Cups. In 2014 Silva was called up to the senior national squad for the friendlies against Costa Rica and Chile.
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 Cesar 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.