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Bolivia vs Costa Rica

Copa America 2011- Group A

June 7, 2011- 19.15 kick off Argentine time

Bolivia will look to build upon their impressive start at Copa America 2011 when they meet Costa Rica in Group A. Bet on Bolivia vs Costa Rica with PaddyPower after reading our betting preview at Sportsbookie.com.

This is a more important game for the Costa Ricans than the Bolivians. While the latter were able to draw against Argentina, the former lost 1-0 to Colombia. With the Argentines to come as their last game opponents, Costa Rica’s fate effectively hinges on the result of this game. Victory and they will stay alive in Group A. Defeat will almost certainly mean an exit for them out of the competition.

Costa Rica’s Randall Brenes received his marching orders against Colombia and hence will not feature in this game. His place is likely to be taken by Josue Martinez, with Jose Cubero also expected to be pencilled in for the injured David Guzman.

Costa Rica form- last five games- most recent first- Costa Rica scorers in brackets

Colombia 1-0 Costa Rica
Costa Rica 1-1 Honduras ( Marshall)
Mexico 4-1 Costa Rica ( Marcos Urena)
Costa Rica 1-1 El Salvador ( Brenes)
Costa Rica 5-0 Cuba ( Urena*2, Saborio, Mora, Campbell)

Bolivia came mighty close to upsetting Argentina in the opening game of the tournament and the players’ morale would have been lifted by that result against the Albicelestes. Should they win against Costa Rica, the Bolivians will book themselves a spot in the last eight of the tournament, regardless of what happens in the final round of fixtures.

Bolivia form- last five games- most recent first- Bolivia scorers in brackets-

Argentina 1-1 Bolivia ( Edvaldo Rojas)
Paraguay 0-0 Bolivia
Bolivia 0-2 Paraguay
Guatemala 1-1 Bolivia ( Pedriel)
Panama 2-0 Bolivia

Verdict:- A great opportunity for Bolivia against Costa Rica’ youngsters and they ought to go in with an aim to win.

Bolivia 2-1 Costa Rica ( Martins, Vaca/Mora)

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