Paraguay vs Brazil Predictions and Betting Tips
The Estadio Defensores del Chaco is the stage for this highly-anticipated encounter as Paraguay takes on Brazil in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers this Wednesday. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
With that penalty shootout victory against Paraguay in the 2019 Copa America quarterfinals, Brazil stretched their unbeaten run against these opponents to three games. Can the home side get revenge for that heartbreaking loss this time around?
Highly-anticipated encounter on Monday the cards
Paraguay is one of the three teams that are still unbeaten at this stage of the qualifiers- alongside Brazil and Argentina. They haven’t been at their flamboyant best, winning just one of the five games played so far and the remaining four ending in stalemates. They managed to hold Uruguay to a 0-0 draw in their most recent game as both sides went home with a point each.
On the other hand, Brazil isn’t only unbeaten but also has a solid 100% record. This puts them at the top of the table with their closest challengers Argentina being four points adrift of the summit. Last time out, two second-half goals from Richarlison and Neymar were enough to see off Peru as they celebrated their fifth win in a row.
Paraguay vs Brazil Team News
Paraguay possible starting XI:
Silva; Rojas, Gomez, Balbuena, Alderete; Gimenez, Lucena, Villasanti; O. Romero, A. Romero, Almiron
Brazil possible starting XI:
Alisson; Danilo, Militao, Marquinhos, Sandro; Casemiro, Luiz, Paqueta; Richarlison, Firmino, Neymar
Paraguay vs Brazil Prediction: 0-2
Paraguay hasn’t started badly in their bid to make it through to their first World Cup since the 2010 edition. However, we expect their unbeaten streak to come to an end here with the Brazilians looking like world-beaters at the moment.