Peru striker Paolo Guerrero

Bolivia vs Peru: Los Incas to grind out Maracana victory

Kick-off: 2230, 18/06/2019

Stadium: Maracana

TV: Premier Sports

Peru will have been frustrated to kick off their Copa America campaign with a goalless draw against Venezuela but are worth sticking with to beat Bolivia.

La Verde are coming off a 3-0 drubbing by Brazil and look by far the weakest link in Group A, with a lack of attacking firepower the main problem.

Los Incas are 11/10 to win to nil and that will do for our opening Bolivia vs Peru prediction.

A Look At Bolivia’s Betting Odds

Bolivia finished second from bottom in the South American section of 2018 World Cup qualifying and have crashed out in the pool stage of this tournament six times in the last seven renewals.

Although always a threat when playing on home turf at altitude in La Paz, they just do not travel well as a rule.

Heading into this event, they had lost away to South Korea, Japan and France without scoring.

That trend continued when Philippe Coutinho scored a quickfire double and Everton Soares also netted for the hosts in Sao Paulo.

La Verde did hold out for 50 minutes against the Samba Stars, though, and only conceded four times in those friendly defeats previously mentioned, so they are no mugs at the back.

Looking at the Bolivia vs Peru odds, we feel 9/2 for them to lose 1-0 here is fair value.

A Look At Peru’s Betting Odds

Peru reached the quarter-finals three years ago and were far from disgraced at the World Cup in Russia, beating Australia 2-0 after 1-0 losses to Denmark and France.

A settled squad shows few changes from that party, with the likes of Lokomotiv Moscow forward Jefferson Farfan and defender Carlos Zambrano among a number of players boasting plenty of experience.

Christian Cueva, former Watford winger Andre Carrillo and Luis Advincula are others who have plied their trade in Europe.

Christofer Gonzales and Farfan both had the ball in the net versus Venezuela, only to be pulled back for offside, before Peru failed to capitalise on Luis Mago’s 75th-minute dismissal for a second bookable offence.

Talismanic striker Paolo Guerrero is still the main man, though, and no active player of any nation has scored more Copa America goals than his tally of 11.

Let’s finish off our Bolivia vs Peru betting tips by taking 13/4 for Guerrero to break the deadlock.

Additional stats

Last result:

Brazil 3-0 BOLIVIA

Venezuela 0-0 PERU

Head-to-head: Peru 2-1 Bolivia, Bolivia 1-3 Peru, Peru 1-1 Bolivia, Bolivia 1-1 Peru

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