20:00 GMT 28 March 2017
Argentina take the short trip to Bolivia as they look to get their qualification campaign properly back on track after scares of them not actually making it to next summer’s World Cup in Russia. The visitors managed a 1-0 win over Chile last week which has helped revive their bleak qualifying run as they moved back into 3rd. Bolivia are second bottom of the South American qualifying group and definitely won’t be in Russia next year.
In the 13 meetings between the two countries since 2000, Bolivia have only won on one occasion as they beat Argentina 6-1 in 2010! The last meeting ended with Argentina winning 3-0 and they have scored 3+ goals in 3 of the last 4 games without conceding in any of the games.
There’s absolutely no doubt that Bolivia will have to be at their best if they are to even get a draw from this game but with Argentina’s inconsistency, they might have a glimmer of hope. Marcelo Moreno will be a big part of any hope that Bolivia get and he will need to bring his shooting boots to react and punish any Argentina defensive errors, which are fairly common. It will one of the greatest nights in the history of the Bolivian national team if they manage to beat the World Cup finalists. Latest matches: Bolivia
Latest matches: Bolivia
Argentina shouldn’t have too many problems with beating their opponents but complacency is something that they have regularly shown throughout this qualifying campaign and they can’t show any of it in this one. A strong attacking display will blow Bolivia away and they are certainly capable with Messi, Di Maria and Dybala to name a few.
Latest matches: Argentina
In a game that should and will be a routine win for Argentina, they can really build some confidence with 2 wins in this international break. It will give them more stability as they were struggling to get into a qualifying place just a few months ago. Argentina will be expected to have a no mercy attitude so expect plenty of goals from the likes of Lionel Messi. If they play how they have done in some of their games, they could get themselves in some unneeded trouble but they should have far too much quality for Bolivia.
28 March 2017 - 20:00 GMT
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