USA vs Bolivia

USA vs Bolivia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Copa America 2024

USA vs Bolivia Preview

  • Tournament: Copa America 2024
  • Date: Sunday, 23rd June
  • Kick-off time: 10 PM GMT
  • Venue: AT&T Stadium

The Copa America 2024 hosts, USA are all set to take on Bolivia in the first match of group C at the weekend. The home team secured a 1-1 draw against Brazil in their previous match, while Bolivia fell to a 0-3 loss against Colombia. Before locking horns on Sunday, both teams would look to turn things in their favor and make a strong start to their Copa campaign. 

The Yanks are making their second appearance at the CONMEBOL soccer competition since 2016 when they hosted the competition for the first time. After finishing fourth in that edition, their best-ever finish in the tournament, they now aim to complete a podium finish under the stewardship of Gregg Berhalter. In the history of Copa America, any non-CONMEBOL side has ever won the competition. The Americans, blessed with a young talented brigade, now aim to end this record on home soil.

Bolivia, on the other hand, are going through a tough time and are struggling to get back into their comfort zone at the international stage. They enter Copa America 2024 as the lowest-seeded team, with generating less expectations from them. Following three consecutive international defeats, they are cast down and seem not to pose any threat to the big teams in this tournament. They also failed to register any goal in the last three games. Now, they will look to get back to winning ways in their opening game of the Copa America against the USA.

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USA vs Bolivia Team News

USA National Football Team News

USA players celebrate a goal (Credit: Getty)

The biggest setback for the USA is the unavailability of Sergino Dest who was ruled out of the South American Championship due to a serious knee injury. Tim Ream and Kristoffer Lund are the oldest and least experienced members respectively in the squad. Christian Pulisic will be the leader of this team to carry the high hope of the Americans. The attacker is also the highest cap holder in this American squad. With his quick feet and accurate finish, the versatile forward might cause a lot of problems in La Verde defense. 

Bolivia National Football Team News

Bolivia players during a goal celebration (Credit: Getty)

Jairo Quinteros will be unavailable for this match as he sustained a leg injury during a training period over two weeks ago. The most unfortunate situation for the Bolivians is that they will be without Moises Peniagua who has not been given the entry visa by the USA authority. Their coach Antonio Carlos Zago has selected Gustavo Almada and Adalid Terrazas, the two uncapped players, for Copa. Ramiro Vaca will be one of the key players upfront to bring necessary goals against the Americans.

Predicted Line-ups

USA Predicted Playing XI: Turner; Richards, Scally, Robinson, Carter-Vickers; Musah, Adams, McKennie; Pepi, Weah, Pulisic

Bolivia Predicted Playing XI: Lampe; Haquin, Medina, Jusino, Jo. Sagredo; Terceros, Saucedo, Vaca, Villamil, Fernandez; Ramallo

Head-to-head Stats

The Americans have literally thrashed Bolivia in their last two encounters. They have had only two face-offs to date. In those fixtures, USA won comfortably, recording seven goals and conceding none. 

Last two H2H Results:

USA 3-0 Bolivia (2018, International Friendly)

USA 4-0 Bolivia (2016, International Friendly)

Key Players to Watch in USA vs Bolivia

Christian Pulisic (USA)

Christian Pulisic (Credit: Twitter)

The AC Milan attacker is the most talented player in the USA roster. He has already scored 29 international goals in 68 matches for his country since making his senior team debut in 2016. Following a tremendous season in Serie A where he managed 13 goals, Pulisic looks all set to light up his home.

Rodrigo Ramallo (Bolivia)

Rodrigo Ramallo (Credit: Getty)

Rodrigo Ramallo’s recent goal drought is one of the major reasons behind Carlos Zargo’s team’s poor results. He has amassed seven goals for La Verde, the most by any player present in this current squad. The 33-year-old forward currently plies his trade with The Strongest in his country. His long-range shooting ability and precision in header will be a threat to be watched out for the Americans.

USA vs Bolivia Prediction

If recent forms of the two teams are taken into account, then Bolivia do not stand a chance against this USA team. In the last six games, La Verde have managed only one win, while the Yanks won three and drew one. Despite going through a mixture of good and bad phases, Gregg Berhalter’s boys look energetic and fresh every time they take to the field. For Bolivia, they have been out of form for almost two years. Zago has failed to produce a strong team that has the abilities to give a tough run to the opponents. It looks like the Americans are the favorites to win this fixture and make it three wins in a row against hapless La Verde.

Predicted Score: USA 3-1 Bolivia

Where to Watch USA vs Bolivia Live?

Q. Where to watch USA vs Bolivia live in India?

FanCode will telecast the USA vs Bolivia match live in India.

Q. Where to watch USA vs Bolivia live in the USA?

FOX Sports and TUDN will provide the live telecast of the USA vs Bolivia in the hosts’ country.

Q. Where to watch USA vs Bolivia live in the UK?

Premier Sports will telecast the USA vs Bolivia game in the UK.

Q. Where to watch USA vs Bolivia live in Bolivia?

Unitel Bolivia will provide the live telecast and streaming of this Copa America 2024 match in Bolivia.

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