USA vs Bolivia: The Yanks Kick Off Their Second Copa America As The Host Nation Against La Verde

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
15 June 2024, 09:49

USA vs Bolivia

The United States will kick off their 2024 Copa America campaign against Bolivia on June 23, 2024, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This match marks the beginning of Group C action, which also includes Uruguay and Panama. As the host nation, the United States is eager to make a strong start in front of a home crowd, aiming to build momentum for a deep run in the tournament. Bolivia, on the other hand, will look to upset the hosts and secure valuable points. Historically, the United States and Bolivia had no encounters in official matches, with only two international friendlies that were won relatively easily by the USA (3-0, 4-0). USA vs Bolivia odds also put the host nation as an undoubtful favourite of the upcoming match and there are several reasons for this.

USA Team News

The United States enters the 2024 Copa America with high expectations, especially as the host nation. Under the guidance of coach Gregg Berhalter, the team has shown significant improvement and cohesion. Key players such as Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, and Giovanni Reyna are expected to play pivotal roles. Pulisic, who has had a successful season with AC Milan, will captain the team and look to lead by example. The USMNT recently won the CONCACAF Nations League, boosting their confidence ahead of the tournament. Given the recent developments of football in the US, Copa America can become a bright indicator of the progress made in recent years. Coupled with the MLS's stable development, including the presence of Lionel Messi and a load of investments in the league, USA aims to become the key football region of the New World. 

Bolivia Team News

Bolivia, led by coach Antônio Carlos Zago, faces a challenging group stage but is determined to make a mark in the 2024 Copa America. The team will rely on a blend of seasoned veterans and emerging talents to navigate through the competition. Bolivia's recent performances in the tournament have seen them struggle to advance past the group stage, but they are hopeful of turning their fortunes around this year. However, the whole continent quite vividly knows the key feature of La Verde and their football, which will play a pivotal role in the USA vs Bolivia prediction. Bolivia, due to its geographical position, has an advantage when playing at home, but when it comes to away fixtures, the team is crushingly disappointing. Given the challenging group and the first match against the host, Bolivia will find itself in a very challenging situation.

USA vs Bolivia Prediction

USA Handicap -1.5

Bolivia, given its struggles in the away matches, will have a lot of challenges in the upcoming match. La Verde lost 15 out 17 last away matches, with the only two wins being in the international friendlies. Moreover, 8 out 9 matches in the official competitions, namely the qualification for the World Cup,  ended up with Bolivia losing with at least two goals handicap. Given the current stance of the USA, as well as the factor of the home crowd, it will be extremely hard for Bolivia to offer any substantial opposition. This USA vs Bolivia tip comes at 1.67 at MrPlay.

Both To Score - No

While the USA has plenty of options in their attack, headed by Pulisic and Timothy Weah, Bolivia’s key forward is Marcelo Moreno, who has been without the club since March, after being released from Cruzeiro. Moreover, La Verde scored only in 2 out of their 6 last away official matches. These factors do not instil hope in Bolivian fans and if Zago will not invent anything extraordinary, it is unlikely that Bolivia will see itself on the scoresheet. This outcome can be picked up at 1.50 at MrPlay.

First Half Winner - USA

Berhalter emphasised that the Yanks will attempt to make an impression from the very first match and the fans should expect to see the best attacking and fascinating football. With the opponent could not have been better, the USA has all the chances to claim the advantage in the first half. Given Bolivia’s poor performances, which quite often result in the loss of the first half (8 out of 9 last official away matches). This outcome is estimated at 1.63 at MrPlay.

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