Salomon Rondon of Venezuela

Bolivia vs Venezuela: Rondon backed to open scoring

Kick-off: 2000, 22/06/2019

Stadium: Estadio Mineirao

TV: Premier Sports

After goalless draws with Peru and Brazil at the Copa America, we’re hoping Venezuela open up more when facing Bolivia in their final Group A game.

La Verde have conceded six times in losses to the same two opponents and should be there for the taking, as they must go for a win in Belo Horizonte.

The last four encounters between these sides have produced 20 goals, so 27/20 for La Vinotinto to prevail and over 2.5 to be scored in this game is our opening Bolivia vs Venezuela prediction.

A Look At Bolivia’s Betting Odds

Bolivia appeared to be heading into half-time with an advantage against Peru after Marcelo Moreno successfully converted a VAR-awarded penalty.

However, Los Incas struck either side of the break to turn things around and sealed a 3-1 victory through Edison Flores deep into stoppage time.

La Verde did have several decent chances themselves, but seem heavily reliant on Marcelo to make an impact up front.

The 31-year-old, who once had a brief loan spell with Wigan, now has 18 international goals, seven more than the rest of the squad put together.

Looking at the Bolivia vs Venezuela odds, we like 11/4 for Marcelo to add to that tally in this fixture.

A Look At Venezuela’s Betting Odds

Venezuela were grateful for the assistance of VAR when holding Brazil to a 0-0 stalemate, with the hosts having three goals ruled out on replay evidence.

Wuilker Farinez was also impressive again between the posts, but the hope is that La Vinotinto’s outfield players can now come to the fore.

Salomon Rondon bagged a brace in a 3-0 warm-up win over the USA earlier this month and has netted 24 times in 75 appearances for his country.

The 29-year-old also struck in March’s 3-1 friendly win against Argentina and netted 12 times for Newcastle last term, so 11/4 for him to break the deadlock is added to our Bolivia vs Venezuela betting tips.

It is also worth remembering that Josef Martinez hit a hat-trick when Venezuela thrashed Bolivia 5-0 in a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.

The Atlanta United forward has been used as a substitute in this tournament, so 3/1 for him to claim the last goal of the game is another tempting option.

Additional stats

Last result:

BOLIVIA 1-3 Peru – Marcelo

Brazil 0-0 VENEZUELA

Head-to-head: Venezuela 5-0 Bolivia, Bolivia 4-2 Venezuela, Bolivia 3-2 Venezuela, Venezuela 2-2 Bolivia

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