2021 Copa America – Bolivia vs Uruguay Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bolivia vs Uruguay taking place? Thursday 24th June, 2021 – 22:00 (UK)

Where is Bolivia vs Uruguay taking place? Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

Where can I get tickets for Bolivia vs Uruguay? Visit the official Copa America website for the latest ticket information

What television channel is Bolivia vs Uruguay on in the UK? BBC Red Button

Where can I stream Bolivia vs Uruguay in the UK? This match can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website

THE TEAM NEWS

BOLIVIA

  • Bolivia suffered a second successive loss to begin their Copa America campaign after being edged by Chile by a solitary goal in their latest outing and this now looks like a pivotal game for them.
  • The Bolivians fell behind early on and failed to respond in what was ultimately a disappointing performance and with just two games left for them to turn things around, this is now a must-win with Argentina lying in wait in their final group game.
  • Having scored just once in their two games so far, which came from the penalty spot against Paraguay, they have to improve in front of goal and may opt to name a more attack-minded side which could be bolstered by the return of Jaume Cuellar from suspension.

URUGUAY

  • Uruguay have been left frustrated at the start of the Copa America with just one point from their two games so far, although they will at least have been relieved to get off the mark with a point in their clash with Chile last time out.
  • It is now no win in five in all competitions for the Uruguayans after that stalemate which came about thanks to a Luis Suarez equaliser in the final third of the contest having fallen behind midway through the first half.
  • With just one goal scored in their last five outings, Uruguay are under pressure to find some form in front of goal in this contest where a loss could be devastating for their chances of progression.

THE PREDICTION

Bolivia and Uruguay face-off in a potentially pivotal clash in Group A of the Copa America. The two teams have managed to record just one point between them so far, that coming in Uruguay’s last game against Chile. Bolivia on the other hand have suffered back-to-back losses and it is arguably more important for them to come away with the win than Uruguay as they bid to earn a spot in the quarter-finals. Anything but a win here would leave the Uruguayans at the foot of the table with just one game to play, that being against Argentina. Both teams have struggled in front of goal so far, scoring just one goal apiece and that should lead to a low-scoring encounter that produces no more than two goals.

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