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Bolivia vs. United States Men: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

Copa America hosts United States get their tournament up and running Sunday against Bolivia in Arlington, Texas, and it should be routine work for Gregg Berhalter's side.

USA hosted the event in 2016 and they went on to make the semifinals, so they will be hoping that playing in front of their own supporters will have a similar impact this time around. 

Berhalter’s men warmed up for their first game with a 1-1 draw with Brazil and they are favored against Bolivia, who have got out of the group stage only once in seven attempts since finishing runners-up in 1997.

The Bolivians have lost 11 of their last 14 international matches and may be fearing the worst against a USMNT side likely to be fired up in front of a passionate home support.

Bolivia vs. United States betting picks and predictions

USA to win to Nil (-150)

These two nations have not met since 2018 when the USA triumphed 3-0 in a friendly and, if anything, the gulf between the sides may be even greater now.

Bolivia have lost 11 of their last 14 games, with their only victories in that run coming against Andorra and Peru, while the USA are an improving force and bolstering quality all the time.

The Bolivians have failed to score in four of their last six defeats and they may be beaten to nil against the USA, who have kept clean sheets in ten of their last 20 internationals.

That defensive discipline should serve them well and it may not take much to keep a toothless Bolivia side at bay.

Antonio Carlos Zago’s team lacks the attacking quality of their opponents and the bulk of their squad play their domestic football in Bolivia, which highlights their weaknesses.

USA’s forward talent, meanwhile includes Timothy Weah of Juventus, AC Milan’s Christian Pulisic and Monaco ace Folarin Balogun and that should be too hot for Bolivia to handle.

A defence featuring Premier League stars Antonee Robinson, Chris Richards and Tim Ream can stand firm and inspire the Stars and Stripes to victory and a clean sheet.

Christian Pulisic Anytime Goalscorer (+120)

With so many attacking options at Berhalter’s disposal, it is not easy to predict the forward line, but Pulisic looks a guaranteed starter.

The former Chelsea man, now playing in Serie A with giants Milan, has 29 goals from his 68 caps and he is an inspiration to his teammates.

Pulisic scored 12 times and grabbed nine assists in 36 appearances in the Italian top-flight this season and his quality should shine through against Bolivia.

The 25-year-old has scored in six of his last 12 international starts and that includes last time out in a 1-1 draw with Brazil, whose defense was being marshalled by Paris St. Germain’s star centre-back Marquinhos. 

The creative talent is going to find this challenge much easier and should get plenty of opportunities to get on the scoresheet.

USA to win 3-0 (+550)

A chance should be taken on the USA to win 3-0, which was the scoreline when these two teams last met six years ago.

Bolivia have lost eight of their last ten matches and they have failed to score in five of those defeats, three of which have ended 3-0.

That includes last time out against a classy Colombia side, which shows they can offer some resistance but are ultimately going to be overawed by their stronger opponents.

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Bolivia vs. United States odds

USA

-500

Draw

+525

Bolivia

+1600

Bolivia vs. United States player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Christian Pulisic (USA)

+120

Folarin Balogun (USA)

+120

Ricardo Pepi (USA)

+120

Haji Wright (USA)

+130

Josh Sargent (USA)

+150

Bruno Miranda (Bolivia)

+750

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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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