Argentina vs Paraguay: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Copa America Argentina vs Paraguay
Argentina vs Paraguay Copa America 2019, Mineirão Stadium, Group B

Defeat for Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina will all but end their Copa America dreams whilst Paraguay aim to forget a disappointing draw with Group B rivals Qatar.

 

Predictions

It is all to play for in group B in this pressure tie as one of tournament favourites Argentina know they face a make or break clash with Paraguay.

It would be a major disappointment if Scaloni’s White and Sky-Blues were to suffer defeat especially as Argentina have reached four of the last five Copa America finals. However they have lost all five.

The pressure is firmly on then and after Paraguay could only manage a draw against Qatar, it is likely one of these two sides will miss out.

Argentina will be confident coming into the game after a 6-1 hammering of their opponents the last time they met in the competition and Paraguay’s inability to find the back of the net is surely causing head coach Eduardo Berizzo a number of headaches.

The White and Reds have netted just three times in their last five Copa America games and have won just one of their last nine international games in all competitions.

Understandably, this leaves Argentina the favourites with popular sportsbooks to get the job done and with Messi in your ranks, anything is possible.

It will be nervy though and Paraguay do not concede a lot so backing Argentina to win 1-0 looks the best way to go in this one with online betting sites for outright match value.

Betting Tips

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Paraguay have only scored three goals in their last five Copa America games whilst Argentina have only conceded in two of their last six Copa games.

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Scaloni’s men have note scored against Paraguay in their last two meetings but have scored in the second half in five of their last six international matches.

Odds

Argentina
Draw
Paraguay

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Statistics

Head to Head

Argentina have fond memories of playing against the White and Reds in the Copa America after dishing a 6-1 semi-final thumping to their opponents in 2015.

However, the pair have met twice since then in two World Cup qualifiers in which a 0-0 draw and 1-0 Paraguay win were the results.

Overall, Argentina have claimed 58 wins over the White and Reds with Paraguay victorious just 16 times and a total of 32 draws.

Stats

  • Argentina hammered Paraguay in the Semi-finals of the 2015 Copa America.
  • Paraguay have won the Copa America twice (1953, 1979).
  • Argentina have successfully won the tournament a total of 14 times but not since 1993.
  • Paraguay have not won a Copa America tie inside 90 minutes since beating Jamaica 1-0 in June 2015 – a run of eight games.
  • Argentina have only failed to reach one of the last five Copa America finals, but lost all four.

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