Uruguay vs Bolivia: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
La Celeste will look to continue their winning run
Uruguay have defeated both Brazil and Argentina for the first time since 1960 in one single campaign. They have only lost one match in the World Cup Qualifiers, that too against Ecuador back in the month of September. Since then, Uruguay have been quite lethal in terms of how they play and Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment has changed the way they play; it is quite visible how former Leed’s manager has transformed the South American side.
Three-time World Cup participants, Bolivia, have last appeared on the global stage in 1994 and they have never gone past the first round in any of the three tournaments. They currently sit second last in the points table, they have played 5 matches this campaign – 4 losses and only one win which came in the last encounter against Peru.
Wednesday, 22 November 2023 at 11:30 AM GMT (5:00 AM IST)
Location: Estadio Centenario
Uruguay (World Cup Qualifier): W-L-D-W-W
Bolivia (World Cup Qualifiers): L-L-L-L-W
Players to watch out
Darwin Nunez (Uruguay)
Darwin Nunez is regarded as one of the most unpredictable footballers at the moment, no one knows what he could bring up to the table for both his national team and club. Nunez was yet again on the scoresheet, helping Uruguay to register a win against Brazil, he now has 3 goals and 2 assists throughout his national team’s run in the qualifiers.
Marcelo Moreno (Bolivia)
Marcelo Moreno is considered one of the greatest Bolivian players of all time, with 106 caps and 31 goals, he is the national team’s all-time capped player. He has appeared in all five games for Bolivia this World Cup Qualifier campaign, the 36-year-old has recorded one assist for his country. He is Bolivia’s all-time top goalscorer with 31 goals.
- Uruguay ended Argentina’s 14-match winning run going back to the 2022 World Cup.
- Bolivia recorded their first victory of the campaign against Peru.
- Uruguay’s only home loss to Bolivia was back in 1949.
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Injury and team news
Uruguay’s record scorer Luis Suarez is back in the squad for the first time since the World Cup after being called up for their next two qualifiers but Edinson Cavani is out injured, Mexican club Leon’s Federico Vinas has therefore been drafted in as a late replacement.
Bolivia is expected to start the same lineup again in their next match, Ramiro Vaca and Henry Vaca scored in their last match to help Bolivia register their first win in the Qualifiers.
Predicted lineup for Uruguay vs Bolivia
Uruguay predicted lineup:
Rochet; Nandez, Araujo, Cacares, Olivera; Valverde, Ugarte; Pellistri, De La Cruz, Araujo; Nunez
Bolivia predicted lineup:
Viscarra; Medina, Quinteros, Jusino, Suarez, Fernandez; Bejarano, Villamil, Ursino, Arrascaita; Moreno
Match prediction for Uruguay vs Bolivia
Uruguay are a strong team with a good record against Bolivia, they are a weaker team than Uruguay, but they are always capable of causing an upset. Uruguay are the clear favourites to win this match. They have a much better squad and a better record against Bolivia. It’s very unlikely to be a close match with Uruguay coming out with a victory.
Prediction: Uruguay 2-0 Bolivia
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