Bolivia vs. Argentina World Cup Qualifying: Is Lionel Messi in Action? How to Watch and TV Channel
The Argentina national team gears up for their second World Cup qualifier as they face Bolivia in a challenging match. After a stunning victory over Ecuador, secured by Lionel Messi's brilliant free-kick goal, Argentina heads to the high-altitude setting of La Paz, aiming for another win. On the other hand, Bolivia, coming off a loss to Brazil in their opener, seeks to secure at least a point to gain momentum.
Here are the key storylines and details for watching the match:
**How to Watch and Betting Odds:**
- Date: Tuesday, September 12
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia
- Live Stream: FIFA+
- Betting Odds: Bolivia +480; Draw +290; Argentina -190
Much anticipation surrounded Lionel Messi's potential participation, especially after his recent heavy workload with Inter Miami and an early substitution in the Ecuador match due to physical discomfort. Although Messi was deemed fit after medical tests, he was neither included in the starting lineup nor the bench, indicating his absence from the game.
Despite Messi's absence, Argentina boasts considerable squad depth. Still, the team's chances of success are undoubtedly higher when Messi is on the field. In the attacking department, the responsibility will fall on Angel Di Maria, Julian Alvarez, and Nicolas Gonzalez.
Argentina is expected to kick off strongly, with Julian Alvarez also making an impact on the scoreline. Prediction: Argentina 2, Bolivia 0