Betting tips – Ecuador vs Bolivia – Copa America
Ecuador vs Bolivia – 10 victories for Ecuador and a single draw, that is how the statistics between these two sides look, which makes us give our free betting tip as Ecuador to win at odds 1.50 at Sportingbet.
Ecuador was ranked as the second favorite in Group A, behind Chile, but in front of Bolivia and Mexico. In the first round of the competition Ecuador lost against Chile, the hosts of this Copa America, while Mexico and Bolivia got a draw against each other. In order to still hope for a second place qualification out of the group stage, they must win both this game against Bolivia and also the one against Mexico. They may qualify in the quarter finals also with just 4 points, but that would be a real gamble, given the facts that their faith may be decided by other results. The easiest opponent for Ecuador is supposed to be Bolivia, so that is the reason why this game is a must-win. In the game against Chile, Ecuador did not play bad at all, creating some chances through Ener Valencia and Jefferson Montero, but the home side was in the end too overwhelming for them. There are no news about any injuries, therefore, the starting eleven that coach Gustavo Quinteros is going to use will be the same from the Chile game. It is however possible for the right midfielder Fidel Martinez to be substituted for Renato Ibbara.
Ecuador probable line-up: Dominguez – Paredes, Achilier, Erazo, W. Ayovi – Lastra Garcia, Noboa – F. Martinez (Ibarra), Bolanos, J. Montero – E. Valencia
Bolivia managed to get a draw against Mexico not because they played their best football, but because Mexico plays with their Team B at this tournament. In a month time from now, Mexico will be playing in the Gold Cup, area CONCACAF and players like the goalkeeper Ococha, Chicharito Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos, Layun, Herrera, Guardado and Salcido are being rested for that competition, where Mexico hopes to win the trophy. Bolivia really seems to have a complex against Ecuador, only managing to get a 1-1 draw in 2013, whereas ever since 1997, they have a streak of losses.
Bolivia probable line-up: Quinonez – Smedberg, Raldes, Morales, Zenteno – Hurtado, Chumacero, D. Bejarano, Campos – Pedriel, Moreno