Winners: CHI vs. BOL

Winners: CHI vs. BOL

We were lucky enough to win our game yesterday. Northern Ireland definitely impressed me with a ‘take care of business’ performance, winning 2-0, scoring both goals in the first half. I like that the team took care of business early. Honestly, if they take care of business period, I have no complaints.

Let’s move to today.

Today, Chile visits Bolivia in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying action. Chile is coming off a disappointing result against Paraguay a couple of days ago, losing 3-0 at home. Paraguay historically plays well against Chile. The all-time series is 27 wins, 27 losses and nine ties. That’s about as even as you can get. Chile will look to rebound today. Bolivia is sitting in ninth place in the group of ten, having gotten just 13 points in 15 games. Bolivia is coming off a 2-1 loss to Peru on the road a few days ago. The last time Chile and Bolivia met, it was a 3-0 win for Chile at home. That game was last September. Despite Chile’s recent form, it has historically been good against Bolivia, not losing since 2000. Usually when you see a stat line like that, it’s because the teams don’t play that often. That’s not the case for this match-up. These two teams have faced each other 12 times in 16 years. That’s fairly regular.

Here’s how we’ll bet the game.

  • Pick 1: Chile -125 (Bet $14.50 to win $11.60)
  • Pick 2: Draw +270 (Bet $7.50 to win $20.25)

Chile will want to hang onto the fourth seed in qualification as it gets them an automatic birth in the World Cup next year. With Argentina on its heels, sitting in fifth, Chile will need to get points from this game. Chile will need its world-class players, and it has multiple, to step up today on the road. I’m thinking, and hoping, they will.

Fingers crossed