Lionel Messi showed again why he is one of the biggest stars in soccer -if not the best- as he scored a hat-trick in Argentina's 3-0 win over Bolivia in a match for the 10th round of the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Check out the highlights and goals of this game.
The PSG forward put the Albiceleste ahead with a stunning goal in the first half. After the break, Messi scored two more for the joy of the fans who could attend the game to celebate the victory and the Copa America 2021 success.
Argentina vs Bolivia: Match Preview
Argentina will return to action following the infamous episode against Brazil on Sunday. The national team led by Lionel Messi will take on Bolivia today at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires City on Matchday 10 of the South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers aiming to extend its unbeaten run. The Copa America 2021 champions will try to continue with their good form under Lionel Scaloni as coach and are hoping to celebrate a new victory at home against one of the weakest teams of the tournament. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this exciting soccer game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, and odds. To watch this game in the US, tune in to fuboTV.
La Albiceleste's clash against La Verde-amarela was interrupted by the Brazilian health authorities who broke into the field. In the strangest of circumstances, they wanted to deport the four Argentines who came from England and the game was postponed. Argentina now have to overcome that bizarre moment and get back to business in their first home game in front of fans in more than two years.
Cesar Farias' boys, on the other hand, find themselves in a tough spot only eight rounds into the campaign. Bolivia are running from behind on the race for Qatar 2022 berths and the upcoming match seems to be as hard as it can get for them. Will they pull off a shock and upset the 2021 Copa America winners?
Argentina vs Bolivia: Match Information
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
Argentina vs Bolivia: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
Argentina vs Bolivia: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Prior to the suspended match against Brazil, Argentina got the job done against Venezuela in Caracas. A few months after their long-awaited Copa America title, Lionel Scaloni's side looks stronger than ever.
Bolivia couldn't handle Uruguay last weekend and were beaten for the fourth time in the tournament. While Farias is reportedly in a hot seat right now, La Verde's aspirations of pushing for a Qatar 2022 berth begin to fade away.
This will be the 41st time these two face each other. Argentina are dominant in the all-time series with 28 triumphs, while Bolivia claimed seven victories, and they drew on five occasions.
Argentina vs Bolivia: South American 2022 World Cup Standings
After eight rounds of action, Argentina sit comfortably in second place of the World Cup Qualifying standings with 15 points. Bolivia are way deeper in the table as they stand ninth with just six points.
How to watch or live stream Argentina vs Bolivia in the US
The game to be played between Argentina and Bolivia in Buenos Aires on Matchday 10 of the South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers will be broadcast in the US by fuboTV.
Argentina vs Bolivia: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have revealed their predictions for this game. Unsurprisingly, FanDuel sees Argentina as heavy favorites to claim the three points with odds of -1800. Bolivia, meanwhile, have +3800, and a tie would result in a +1000 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.