Copa America – Group B: Uruguay vs Paraguay Preview, Betting Tips and Prediction
Uruguay will face Paraguay into their third and final group match at the Estadio La Portada in La Serena, Chile on Saturday, June 20 with both squads are looking for a win in order to qualify automatically in the quarterfinals. Uruguay are on an excellent run of form in all competitions, winning four games and losing only one game in their last six games. On the other hand, Paraguay are in decent form for the last one year having won one game, drawn three and lost two in their last six games. Both teams have played 71 matches against each other, out of which Uruguay have won 30 matches, Paraguay have won 25 matches and 16 matches ended in draw.
Uruguay sits third in the league table with three points after beating Jamaica 1-0 in the first round but faced defeat against Argentina with a score of 1-0. Uruguay will be desperate to win this match in order to earn their side a place in the quarter-finals. Uruguay might miss their talisman Luis Suarez in the match due to international ban.
Paraguay is on the 2nd position with 4 points and have remained unbeaten in the first two rounds at group stage in the 2015 Copa America tournament. Paraguay came into this match after drawing with Argentina 2-2 in the first game and winning against Jamaica 1-0 in game two. Paraguay need just one point in order to qualify for the next round, a draw will help the team to retain in the tournament.
Both teams have an impressive record in the Copa America cup. Uruguay are the defending champion and the most successful team in the tournament, having won fifteen times, finished second six times and claimed third spot nine times. Paraguay have won the Copa America cup twice, finished second six times and claimed third spot seven times.
Uruguay are expected to play aggressive football in the match while Paraguay are expected to be patient and play smart defense until the offensive team makes a mistake. It’s difficult to predict the outcome of this match but we expect both teams to score at-least one goal.
Uruguay: Muslera; A Pereira, Gimenez, Godin, M Pereira; Sanchez, Arevalo, Lodeiro, Rodriguez; Hernandez, Cavani
Paraguay: Silva; Bruno Valdez, Da Silva, P. Aguilar, Samudio; Gonzalez, V Caceres, Ortigoza, Benitez; Santa Cruz, Bobadilla
Prediction: Both teams to score- Yes @ 2.10 at William Hill Sports
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