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USA v Bolivia: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Copa America hosts United States get their tournament underway in Arlington, Texas when they take on Bolivia, whose sole success in this competition came way back in 1963.

The Americans have finished fourth in the Copa America on two separate occasions, in 1995 and 2016.

However, their pre-tournament performances have been mixed, with a 5-1 humiliation against Colombia followed by a far more respectable 1-1 draw with Brazil.

Bolivia are one of the rank outsiders for success in the United States and their three friendlies this month have shown why bookies have them so low in the outright markets, with defeats coming against Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia.

United States v Bolivia

United States v Bolivia betting tips and predictions

United States to win to nil @ 8/11

With 73 places separating the 11th-placed USA and 84th Bolivia in the FIFA world rankings, it is difficult to see anything other than a comfortable victory for the tournament hosts in front of what is expected to be a raucous home crowd.

They also have a superior head-to-head record against La Verde, with two wins from their three previous meetings, both of which came at home.

Not only that, but the States has only ever conceded one goal to Bolivia, in a 1-0 defeat at the 1995 Copa America.

La Verde are on a torrid run of form heading into this Group C clash, with just two wins from their last 14 internationals.

One of their two victories came against Andorra, a nation ranked 162nd in the world.

Goals have been a real issue for Bolivia, with Antonio Carlos Zago’s side failing to net in five of their last eight matches and this could allow their opponents to cruise to victory without too much trouble.

Over 2.5 goals @ 8/13

While Bolivia are finding life difficult in front of goal, the States have shown their attacking prowess on a regular basis, as they have scored in all but one of their last 11.

They have been particularly potent when playing in front of their own fans, with impressive high-scoring victories over Uzbekistan, Trinidad and Tobago (both 3-0), Oman and Ghana (both 4-0) across their last 10 home internationals.

Bolivia have been involved in goal-laden fixtures recently despite their lack of threat up top, with four of their last six seeing at least three goals scored.

Two of the USA’s last four have seen winners in the over 2.5 goals market - with one of these coming via an extra-time victory over Jamaica - and more success in this market could be in store in this encounter.

Christian Pulisic to score first @ 15/4

USA are blessed with a number of talented forwards who could terrorise any defence in the tournament, but their undoubted star and key threat is captain Christian Pulisic.

The 25-year-old already has 29 goals for the national team - more than anyone else in the current squad and sixth in the all-time list for the States - and he heads into the Copa America on the back of a successful season with AC Milan, where scored 12 and assisted eight in Serie A.

Pulisic netted in the 1-1 draw with Brazil in their most recent fixture and, with the home fans desperate for a winning start to their Copa campaign, he looks like a strong bet to lead by example and grab another.

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United States v Bolivia odds

United States - 1/5
Draw - 11/2
Bolivia - 18/1

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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