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2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Bolivia vs Uruguay preview

Kick off: 8 October @21:00 CET

Venue: Hernando Siles (La Paz, Bolivia)

Head to head record

Bolivia vs Uruguay 4-1 (2014 World Cup qualifier)
Uruguay vs Bolivia 4-2 (2014 World Cup qualifier)
Bolivia vs Uruguay 2-2 (2010 World Cup qualifier)
Uruguay vs Bolivia 5-0 (2010 World Cup qualifier)
Bolivia vs Uruguay 0-1 (2007 Copa America)


Last 5 matches

Argentina vs Bolivia 7-0 (international friendly)
Bolivia vs Peru 1-3 (2015 Copa America)
Chile vs Bolivia 5-0 (2015 Copa America)
Ecuador vs Bolivia (2015 Copa America)
Mexico vs Bolivia (2015 Copa America)

Team News

New coach Julio Cesar Baldivieso faces a very difficult task at the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, with key players Ronald Raldes (89/2) and Marcelo Moreno (55/14) refusing to play under his command.

Keeper Roman Quinonez (12/0) has been included despite also clashing with the new boss, whereas fellow shot-stopper Daniel Vaca (10/0) was drafted into the squad subsequently.

Bolivia president Evo Morales, an avid football fan that he is, has hosted the national football team ahead of the Uruguay game and asked them to name any present they would like if they manage to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Vaca – Saavedra, Zenteno, Marteli, Torrico – Veizaga, Chumacero, Castro, Cardozo – Arce, Diaz.


Last 5 matches

Costa Rica vs Uruguay 4-1 (International friendly)
Panama vs Uruguay 0-1 (International friendly)
Chile vs Uruguay 1-0 (2015 Copa America)
Uruguay vs Paraguay 1-1 (2015 Copa America)
Argentina vs Uruguay 1-0 (2015 Copa America)

Team News

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez will have to make do without star strikers Luis Suarez (82/43) and Edinson Cavani (76/27) considering that they are both suspended for opening 2018 WC qualifiers vs Bolivia and Colombia.

Walter Gargano, Jorge Fucile and Gaston Ramirez were left out of the squad as well, while youngsters Brian Lozano, Nahitan Nandez and Michael Santos keep their places in the side.

Due to his suspension, coach Oscar Tabarez will not be able to lead his side from the dugout or enter the dressing room at half-time.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Muslera – M. Pereira, Godin, Gimenez, A. Pereira – C. Sanchez, Arevalo Rios, A. Gonzalez, Lodeiro – Rolan, Stuani.

Interesting Facts


*Bolivia play their home games in La Paz at very high altitude (3,650 meters) and they won last home match against Uruguay 4-1. Home win is available at 2.50 (3/2).

*A total of 20 goals were scored in last four matches between the two sides. Over 2.5 goals pays 2.38 (11/8).

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