After getting a huge point against the favored Brazil, Venezuela have a chance to progress to the quarter-finals with a victory over weak Bolivia. Depending on the results from two remaining groups, even a draw here could be enough to La Vinotinto to make it through but they will definitely aim to get a win.
Bolivia vs. Venezuela
• Copa America
• Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
• Saturday 22 June
• 21:00 CET
Bolivia Team News and Latest Form
Winless Bolivia can still theoretically challenge for third-spot in Group A, but in all competitions La Verde are currently on a five-match losing run (L5; GF1 GA10). Additionally, the previous time they faced Venezuela (2016 World Cup) they lost 5-0!
Winning only 21.43% of their last 14 games against South American rivals (D2, L9), Bolivia recorded nine clean sheets from their previous 40 matches, but they’ve now allowed over 3+ goals in their last three tournament games.
Bolivia won just two games out of their previous 20 and they are without a victory in the last nine while they suffered five straight defeats including two at this Copa America. Also, they didn’t score in six of their previous eight matches and only one of three goals scored in the process came from an open play.
Venezuela Team News and Latest Form
Following a pair of 0-0 draws, Venezuela collected only two more points than Bolivia from their last 14 games against South American rivals (W2, D7, L5).
With ten draws from their previous 20 games since 2017, Venezuela have also drawn two of their last three June H2H duels with Bolivia. Star forward Salomón Rondón is yet to score since scoring a brace against the USA (3-0) in Venezuela’s final friendly.
Venezuela kept the hosts Brazil away from goal, allowing them only one shot on target and given they kept the net intact against two strongest teams in Group A, it is expected that La Vinotinto continue with clean sheet in this one.
Venezuela recorded just three victories in their previous ten games but they suffered only two losses in return and had three consecutive clean sheets.
Bolivia vs. Venezuela Head to Head
Bolivia and Venezuela faced 27 times so far and Bolivia are actually a better team in all-time H2H duels, winning 12 games with five draws and ten losses. Even 64.71% of these teams’ previous 17 H2H encounters have seen over 2.5 goals. Ten of the last 14 H2Hs have seen both teams score.
Bolivia vs. Venezuela Betting Tip
After failing to score in the first two games, Venezuela are expected to score here against one of the weakest defences at Copa America. We’re backing La Vinotinto to get a win at 1.50 (-200) but if you are not happy with these odds, you back Venezuela to win and to score two or more goals at 1.90 (-110).