Argentina vs Bolivia 2016 Copa America Soccer Betting Odds

Posted by Aaron . on June 13, 2016 in

Courtesy of their 6 points atop Group D, the Argentines are assured of a place in the next round of the 2016 Copa America tournament. Tuesday’s game against Bolivia will thus be a formality for Argentina, who will be looking to complete a sweep of their group in readiness for more testing opponents in the later rounds. Will Bolivia—who are winless so far in the tournament—salvage some pride by claiming their first points of the tournament as they prepare to go back home, or will the heavily talented Argentines run a merciless riot on their underwhelming opponents? Read on as we preview this clash below, and don’t forget to check out our online soccer betting tips and sportsbook picks at the end of this article.

Argentina vs. Bolivia 2016 Copa America Soccer Betting Odds

When: Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00 PM ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TV: Fox Sports & Premier Sports
Soccer Odds: Argentina -800, Bolivia +2000, Over/Under: 3.5

 

 

Why Bet on Argentina

There are really not many ways to say this; the bottom line is that Argentina should win this game, whether or not Messi starts the game. If Messi didn’t play in the 2-1 opening fixture victory over Chile, but Argentina still managed 29 shots compared to Chile’s 13 shots; outclassing the much-softer Bolivians should be much easier. And woe to Bolivia if Messi does start, considering the manner in which he came into the game against Panama in the second half, scoring a hat-trick in less than 20 minutes to help Argentia claim a sterling 5-0 win. And then, of course, we still have Sergio Aguero and Co., who can comfortably beat Bolivia on their own, making it really hard for Argentina to lose this game.

Why Bet on Bolivia

In all honesty, it would probably be one of the biggest upset in Copa America betting history if the Bolivians manage to upset the Argentina team that is oozing with incredible talent and is way talented than Bolivia in virtually every department. That said, there is hope that the 1963 Copa America champions could be able to put up a decent fight in this game, going by their replica 2-1 losses to Panama and Chile in the first two games, with both games interestingly being decided by late goals by the opposition in the final 10 minutes. If free-kick specialist Jhasmani Campos and gang can approach this game with the same, getting at least a draw would be possible, particularly because Argentina is likely to rest most of its regular starters in this game as a way of trying to prevent unnecessary injuries.

Expert Soccer Lines Picks and Predictions

Obviously, Argentina is our preferred money line pick, but as a heavy favorite, you won’t be able to get much value on that bet. If you are looking to cash in here, we recommend taking Bolivia to keep the game close as they’ve done in their two games so far, preventing a blowout from Argentina. Alternatively, you can wager on the totals, playing on UNDER 3.5 goals, with Bolivia’s decent defense holding its own respectably against Argentina.

Final Predicted Score: Argentina 2, Bolivia 0

Recommended Picks: Bolivia +2.5 spread, UNDER 3.5 goals