• Peru striker Paolo Guerrero.

Peru striker Paolo Guerrero. (Photo : Getty Images)

Struggling team Bolivia (1-5-0, 3 points) will look to add to their points production in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL qualifiers as they face fellow bottom-half squad Peru (1-4-1, 4 points) at the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz, Bolivia on Thursday, Sep. 1.

Bolivia and Peru are both in the bottom half of the 10-team CONMEBOL standings at the moment with Venezuela as the only team who has a worse record with no wins, one draw, and five losses. The two teams will have the opportunity to secure a second win against each other to give their Word Cup qualifying campaign somewhat of a boost.

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Bolivia lost a 0-2 game to powerhouse squad Argentina in their last game in the tournament at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Córdoba, Argentina on Mar. 29 for their third straight defeat in the qualifiers, as per ESPN.

Head coach Guillermo Angel Hoyos, who replaced former La Verde boss Julio César Baldivieso earlier this month, will manage the squad in the two matchdays this September and moving forward. The national team has won only once in their last 13 games since June of last year and Hoyos hopes to turn the tide for Bolivia under his reign.

Meanwhile, Peru was nipped by a Luis Suárez-led Uruguay squad, 0-1, in their Mar. 29 match at the Estadio Centenario in the Uruguayan capital city of Montevideo, Daily Mail Online reported.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani netted the lone goal of the contest at the 51st minute to hand manager Ricardo Gareca's side their third consecutive winless match in the qualifiers.

La Blanquirroja almost scored the opening goal in the first half with a one-one-one move by team captain Paolo Guerrero against Los Charrúas shot stopper Fernando Muslera, but his shot went straight to the goalkeeper's gloves.

From there, Uruguay controlled ball possession with continuous attacks, but the visitors were able to fend them all off and keep the game deadlocked until Suárez and Cavani worked together early in the second half to generate the game's only goal.

The predicted result is a 2-1 win for Peru.

Bolivia starting lineup (5-4-1 formation): Lampe; D. Bejarano, Zenteno, Rodriguez, Raldes, M. Bejarano; Campos, Flores, Mojica, Smedberg-Dalence; Moreno

Peru starting lineup (4-2-2-2 formation): Gallese; Revoredo, Ramos, Yotun, Corzo; Benavente, Tapia; Polo, Cueva; Guerrero, Ruidiaz