Colombia v Paraguay Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd June 2019

Paraguay to avoid defeat against Colombia?

Colombia v Paraguay Betting Tips – Copa America, 23rd June 8.00pm

There is a really interesting scenario here. Colombia are top of the group and have already secured top spot. So if they were to field an understrength side, allowing Paraguay to win, it would not only mean that Paraguay join Colombia in the next round, but it would also mean that Argentina won’t secure an automatic qualification place for the next round. Read our predictions for Colombia v Paraguay.

Colombia v Paraguay Betting Odds*

Colombia 6/4
Paraguay 9/5
Draw 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 20th, 2019 at 10:22 p.m.)

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Colombia News and Form

The Colombians picked up a 2-0 victory over Argentina to kick off their tournament. That was a massive boost for them. In their second game, they looked to have been frustrated by Qatar, but Duvan Zapata came to Colombia’s rescue four-minute from time. Incidentally, Zapata had also scored four minutes from time in their opening game against Argentina. So all that means that Colombia has won the group with a game to spare. So this is a perfect scenario for them now, they can rest key players without a hint of worry.

Paraguay to win & under 1.5 goals
13/2

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And that is where the big interest in this game is. If they go understrength, that raises the chance of Paraguay beating them. If Uruguay beat Colombia (remember Colombia have already won the group), then it would mean that Argentina can’t make the top two. So in an underhanded way, Colombia could leave Argentina only chasing a third-place finish. Colombia have won their last four games played without conceding. It is just a continuation of some good form from them which reads W8 D1 L1 record in their last ten games.

Colombia v Paraguay Head to Head

Paraguay won the last meeting 1-0 during World Cup 2018 qualification
Colombia had been on a five-match winning streak before that
The Colombians are W20 D7 L10 against Paraguay
Both teams have scored in two of the last three meetings

 

Key-Facts – Colombia v Paraguay

  • Paraguay will qualifying automatically with a win
  • Colombia have lost one of their last ten games
  • Paraguay are unbeaten in four games

 

Paraguay News and Form

It is back to back draws for Paraguay, one of them bad, one of them good. They blew a 2-0 lead in their opening game against Qatar to play out to a 2-2 draw. But then they had taken the lead in their second game against Argentina and weren’t bad value for it. But then Argentina conceded through a spot kick from Lionel Messi. Paraguay had a huge chance to go back in front after that, but they had a spot-kick saved. So Paraguay will be defending second place in this game. A point would get them a top two finish if the other game between Argentina and Qatar is drawn.

A win will guarantee that they join Colombia in the next round. In their last four games Paraguay have taken a W1 D3 record, but only have one clean sheet in their six games played in 2019. They don’t look like a prolific goalscorer side at all and half of their last six goals have all come from the penalty spot. Oscar Cardozo and Derlies Gonzalez, between them, have scored four of Paraguay’s last six goals. So now they have their fate in their own hands when it comes to qualification. Can they take advantage against what is likely to be an under-strength Colombia?

Colombia v Paraguay Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 9/4
1-1 correct score at 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 20th, 2019 at 10:22 p.m.)

Colombia v Paraguay Predictions

Paraguay to win: It is just so interesting to see if Colombia will be so disinterested in this, because of their chance to potentially eliminate Argentina. It has to be on their minds. It may not be the strongest of performances from them. Paraguay – Draw double chance is therefore not a bad proposition as the Paraguayans were actually more competitive against Argentina than expected and a win here guarantees their progress.


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