Colombia will meet with Bolivia at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez this Thursday night with both sides looking like outsiders in the World Cup qualifiers here as both sides sit a great deal away from the top four automatic spots in the South American group.
Bolivia are currently two points behind their opponents here, and with this now creating a seven-point gap on fourth-placed Uruguay with only three games left to play, it's fair to say that their hopes and dreams of making it to the World Cup at the end of this year could well die in this game here. A defeat and even a draw would not be good enough for them to mathematically stay on track, and the nation now need to miraculously win every game from now until the end and hope the likes of Chile, Peru, and Uruguay drop points.
It is now the perfect time for them to play against Colombia, as three points in this game pushes them above them in the table. However, James Rodriguez and co. are closer to the top four automatic qualification spots with only a five-point gap to deal with, but with only three wins all campaign long from 16 games, even Bolivia have won more, while this torrid record is the same as bottom-placed Venezuela.
Colombia should, however, get the job done here and we predict they will get the win and give themselves a fighting chance of qualifying for Qatar 2022.