Uruguay want to continue their positive run
Uruguay are on the way to a very good phase, the team is working very hard and has made a slight qualitative leap in recent months. The next victory on the road to the 2026 World Cup in Canada, the USA and Mexico should now come against Bolivia
The bookmakers’ Uruguay vs. Bolivia prediction shows the home side as favorites. Uruguay are not only far superior individually, but Bolivia are also in much weaker form at the moment. There are many indications of a one-sided match
It will be interesting to see how Uruguay approach this game. Being dominant is one thing, but preventing counter-attacks and stabilizing the defence is another, equally important. Our Uruguay vs Bolivia betting tip is that the hosts will win and that more than 2.5 goals will be scored
Uruguay – Statistics & current form
Uruguay are determined to make it to the 2026 World Cup. The team is well placed to qualify and has already performed very well in its first few games. Marcelo Bielsa is also a shrewd coach. He has an enormous amount of experience and has always made a very good impression in his coaching positions. He seems to be a very good guy, especially professionally, but also as a person.
His players also implement his instructions well on the pitch. Uruguay recently won 2-0 against Argentina, the 2022 world champions. Araujo and Nunez were the goalscorers, while the team of Valverde, Ugarte, Bentancur, Gimenez and former star Luis Suarez can keep up with most opponents individually anyway. This ensures that Uruguay can often keep their cool even in tight games.
The breadth of the squad is an absolute advantage for Uruguay. The home side can add to all parts of the team, and there are also some young players pushing up the ranks. That makes for a healthy overall structure. One that has ensured ten points from the first five qualifying matches. And can and will continue to grow
Uruguay are hard to crack
Uruguay have only ever lost in Ecuador. That was also their only defeat in nine international matches this calendar year. No wonder the Uruguay vs Bolivia odds are swinging so clearly in favor of the home side. Hardly any bookmaker threatens the visitors. Especially after Uruguay’s recent wins against Brazil and Argentina without conceding a goal.
Uruguay have won six of their last eight international matches. Things are going well, but Bielsa still sees some potential for improvement. Defensively, for example. The hosts are not easy to break down and have kept a clean sheet three times this year, but there is still room for improvement. In the home games against Chile and Nicaragua, for example, they always conceded a goal.
The best offense of the World Cup qualifying phase in South America wants to prevail against an individually inferior opponent and has every chance of doing so. Our prediction ahead of the Uruguay v Bolivia game is therefore that the home side will win and that more than 2.5 goals will be scored in the process
Predicted line-up for Uruguay:
Rochet – Araujo, Caceres, Gimenez, Vina – Ugarte, Bentancur, Valverde, Pellistri, Torres – Nunez
Bolivia – Statistics & current form
Bolivia tend to be the small team in South America that tries to upset the big opponents. However, the team does not always succeed. That is why Bolivia’s chances of making it to the World Cup are not particularly good. On Thursday, however, they were able to celebrate an important 2:0 victory against Peru. This gives coach Antonio Carlos Zago’s team a little hope.
Hope that could soon be dashed again, as they now face what is currently probably the “hottest” team in South America. And with the worst defense in the qualifying phase so far. The fact that the Uruguay vs Bolivia betting odds indicate that the bookmakers also believe a clear victory for the home side is possible should be reason enough for concern.
However, a look at the statistics is also devastating. Bolivia have suffered a whopping twelve defeats in their last 15 games. They have lost five of their last six games, meaning they have only picked up three points so far in this World Cup qualifying campaign. The shoe pinched against Brazil and Argentina in particular, where they went out with a final score of 1:8
Bolivia need to stabilize their defence
Bolivia will have to make a lot of adjustments. One of these is undoubtedly the defense. So far in the qualifying phase, they have only conceded one goal in one match and eleven in total. And even in tests against Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia and Panama, the defense did not hold up. This should of course play into Uruguay’s hands.
Offensively, not much is happening for the weakest team in South America. At the age of 36, Marcelo Moreno is still the captain and best-known player, while players from major European clubs are nowhere to be found. Given the circumstances, our value tip ahead of the Uruguay v Bolivia game is that the home side will win by more than two goals to one.
Predicted Bolivia line-up:
Viscarra – Quinteros, Haquin, Sagredo, Fernandez – Justiniano, Vaca, Miguelito, Duran, Algaranaz – Moreno
Uruguay – Bolivia head-to-head / H2H result
Uruguay have a good record in direct duels with Bolivia. The Uruguayans have won 30 of their 46 matches. Bolivia have only won eight games and eight have ended in draws. With 110:35 goals, Uruguay also have a clear advantage in this respect. However, Bolivia won the last qualifying match 3-0
Uruguay – Bolivia betting tip
Uruguay want to live up to their role as favorites and dominate from the start, playing under pressure. If they can do that, Bolivia can warm up against them. Uruguay are in good form and also have the best offense of the teams from South America
Because Bolivia are weak away from home and vulnerable defensively, our prediction for Uruguay v Bolivia is that the home side will win and score more than 2.5 goals.