Chile clinched their first victory in the Copa América 2021 as they defeated Bolivia 1-0 at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá in a match for the second round of the South American tournament. Check out the goal and highlights from the game.
La Roja dominated the match from the start. They put themselves ahead in the first half with a goal scored by Ben Brereton, but then wasted many scoring chances that could have put their advantage in danger.
Chile vs Bolivia: Match Preview
Matchday 2 of Copa America 2021 is already underway and the road to the continental trophy is warming up. Chile and Bolivia face each other today at Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá looking to claim their first win in the tournament. La Roja managed to get a point after their opening round against Argentina, while La Verde suffered a defeat to Paraguay. Here, find out the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
La Roja haven't got off to a great start but they managed to snatch a point against Argentina, despite they were outplayed by their opponents. Martín Lasarte still seeks his first win in charge of Chile and the upcoming match looks like a great chance to do so.
La Verde, on the other hand, suffered a painful defeat at the hands of Paraguay, who turned things around to claim all three points. César Farías' squad was hit by Covid-19 positives, which is why the outlook is even darker for them.
Chile vs Bolivia: Match Information
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 5 PM (ET)
Location: Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Chile vs Bolivia: Time by State in the US
ET: 5 PM
CT: 4 PM
MT: 3 PM
PT: 2 PM
Chile vs Bolivia: Storylines
Chile will travel to Cuiabá hoping to start picking up wins under Martín Lasarte and also to strengthen themselves in Group A. Even though they held Argentina in the opening round, La Roja have plenty of work to do.
They'll have to face this group stage without Alexis Sánchez, but their hopes rely on Arturo Vidal's experience and new talents such as Ben Brereton. Meanwhile, Bolivia will try to bounce back after dropping points against Paraguay.
La Verde haven't won a Copa America game since 2015, as they lost every single match both in 2016 and 2019. This group doesn't seem to favor César Farías' team at all, as it was also struck by a Covid outbreak that ruled out six of its players.
Chile vs Bolivia: Copa America 2021 Standings
How to watch or live stream Chile vs Bolivia in the US
The game to be played between Chile and Bolivia at Arena Pantanal on Matchday 2 of Copa America 2021 will be broadcast in the US by Fox Sports 1, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, Foxsports.com, UniMás, TUDN.com, FOX Sports App, and TUDN App.
Chile vs Bolivia: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have already unveiled their predictions for this game, and they see La Roja as favorites. FanDuel has given Chile odds of -550, while Bolivia have +1200, and a tie would result in a +480 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.