Ecuador vs Bolivia Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming International match between Ecuador and Bolivia taking place on Wednesday, June 12th 2024.

 
9:18am on Wednesday 12th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Ecuador and Bolivia are set to face off at Subaru Park in Pennsylvania on Thursday as they continue their preparations for the 2024 Copa America.

This friendly match marks their first encounter since October of last year when Ecuador secured a 2-1 victory in the 2026 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.

Ecuador's Form and Team News

Ecuador has shown promise under head coach Felix Sanchez, who took the reins in March 2023.

They have recorded three wins and two draws in their first six matches of the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

However, their form has been mixed recently, including a 2-0 friendly win over Guatemala and a 2-0 loss to Italy.

Their most recent outing was a 1-0 defeat to Argentina, where they failed to register a shot on target.

Key Players for Ecuador

Kendry Paez: The 17-year-old, who is set to join Chelsea in 2025, is expected to start in the number 10 role.

Enner Valencia: The experienced striker, with 40 goals in 84 international appearances, may replace Jeremy Sarmiento as the focal point in attack.

Angel Mena and Carlos Gruezo: Both veterans, who began on the bench against Argentina, are likely to start, adding experience and stability to the lineup.

Predicted Lineup for Ecuador

Goalkeeper: Dominguez

Defenders: Preciado, Pacho, Torres, Hincapie

Midfielders: Caicedo, Gruezo

Attackers: Mena, Paez, Franco, Valencia

Bolivia's Form and Team News

Bolivia, ranked 85th by FIFA, has had a mixed run under new head coach Antonio Carlos Zago, appointed in October 2023.

They have recorded two wins and three losses in their last five matches, including a 1-0 win over Andorra and a 1-0 loss to Mexico.

Key Players for Bolivia

Miguel Terceros: The Santos attacker, the only player in the starting lineup against Mexico who plays his club football outside Bolivia, is expected to continue in an advanced role.

Carmelo Algaranaz: The central striker will lead the attack, supported by Terceros.

Predicted Lineup for Bolivia

Goalkeeper: Lampe

Defenders: Rocha, Quinteros, Je. Sagredo, Jo. Segredo

Midfielders: Saucedo, Justiniano

Attackers: Chavez, Terceros, R. Vaca, Algaranaz

Prediction

A closely-fought contest is anticipated, but Ecuador's superior quality in the final third makes them slight favourites.

Their recent dominance over Bolivia, winning the last six meetings with an aggregate score of 14-4, further tilts the balance in their favour.

Our Prediction: Ecuador 2-1 Bolivia

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