Venezuela vs Bolivia: Bolivia look to keep their slim hopes of qualification alive when they face bottom placed, Venezuela in the 2022 WC Qualifier match on Friday.
Teams: Venezuela vs Bolivia
Venue: Estadio Rafael Agustin Tovar, Barinas, Venezuela
Date: Saturday 29th January, 2021
Time: 03:30 AM IST
Live Link: https://www.conmebol.com/
Venezuela head into this on the back of a hat-trick of defeats, latest one against Peru 2-1 at home in November. The hosts are rooted to the bottom of the table with just 7 points from 14 matches.
With no hopes of qualification, they are set to play for pride in the remainder of the qualification stage matches.
La Vinotino have lost 11 of their 14 Qualifier matches and are the only side in the table with single digit points.
On the other hand, Bolivia isn’t too well placed either as they stand 8th in the table with 15 points.
However, they do have slim chances of making it through but need to win all their remaining matches and get the goal difference in positives.
Bolivia come into this after a huge 3-0 win against Uruguay in November and eye yet another important scalp.
With 4 wins from their last 5 matches, Bolivia has the momentum in their favour.
Both sides last met in the reverse leg of the qualifiers in June last year, where Bolivia ran out comfortable winners 3-1 at home.
Last Matches of both teams:
Colombia 1-2 Peru
Bolivia 5-0 Trinidad and Tobago
Where to watch the live stream and broadcast of Venezuela vs Bolivia in India?
The match can be live streamed on either country’s national football federation’s official social media handle; as there is no broadcast available in India.
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— La Vinotinto (@SeleVinotinto) January 28, 2022
Neither side has any casualty concerns ahead of this important clash with all players fit and raring to go.
Venezuela possible 11:
Farinez, Rosales, Chancellor, Ferraresi, Osorio, Machis, Rincon, Martinez, Y Martinez, Ramirez and Hurtado
Bolivia possible 11:
Lampe, Bejarano, Quinteros, Sagredo, Villarroel, Vaca, Justiniano, Gonzales, Carlos Arce, Moreno and Abrego
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Prediction: Venezuela 1-3 Bolivia
Venezuela’s poor form does not give them much chance heading into this clash while Bolivia has a number of wins on their back. The visitors should win this one comfortably.
Players to watch out for: Ramirez, Machis, Abrego and Gonzales.