Posted: 2/6/2013 4:13:47 PM
HamKam o/2,75 (-118)
Chile -1 (+106) PUSH
Chile o/2.5 (-115)
Chile/Egypt 1H o/1 (-101)
Bolivia v. Haiti
Bolivia is putting out a very strong team for this match. . . on Dec 29, 2012, the Bolivian team were thrashed 6-0 by Basque Country - this result isn't readily apparent looking at the past game stats for some reason. . . In any event, the coach is on record saying that the goals for tonight's friendly against Haiti are to improve the negative image left by the embarrassing Basque loss and to restore confidence prior to the start of WCQs in March. In that regard, the coach has called up "marquis" players not present in the Basque match.
The coach has said that he will go with a 4-4-2 formation as an experiment; he usually goes with a 3 man backline. . .
The team includes the bolivian league highest scorer - the strikers have a hell of a lot of goals between them in league play . . .in 26 matches, Saucedo has scored 25 times; Moreno is no slouch (for Gremio); and Fierro, who will likely play off the bench, has hit the mark 17 times through 27 fixtures.
Bolivia is taking this one quite seriously. . . here's a nice quote from the coach: "For me there are no friendlies, only unofficial matches. Today, everyone values ??the result, "said Azkargorta,
Haiti is ranked above Bolivia in the FIFA standings and improved 18 positions in those rankings in 2012. The team tonight will play with at least 5 players with international experience, albeit in lower division teams . . .
Bolivia -1.5 (+101)
Bolivia o/2,75 (+114)