Chile vs ParaguayCopa America, KO: 01:00 Jun 25, 2021, Estadio Nacional de Brasilia
Chile and Paraguay Square off in a Copa America Group A clash at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia as they look to join Argentina in the quarter-finals. Both teams will be keen to avoid defeat and should serve up a cagey affair.
Chile are coming off a 1-1 draw against Uruguay in their previous fixture in the competition. They opened the scoring in the first half but Arturo Vidal’s own goal meant they had to settle for a share of the spoils.
Chile have just one win from three matches in Brazil, claiming a slim 1-0 victory over Group A whipping boys Bolivia. Martin Lasarte’s men have been plagued by a by a string of draws lately with four from their last five matches, stretching back to before Copa America.
The Chileans appear to be missing star forward Alexis Sanchez, who is not due to return until after the group phase. They look limited in attack and have failed to score more than one goal in each of their last five matches.
Paraguay failed to build on their 3-1 victory over Bolivia in their opening fixture as they were beaten 1-0 by Argentina last time out. They fell behind early in the contest and despite coming close a few times, failed to find the equaliser.
Like Chile, Paraguay have not been at their best lately with just one win from their last five matches across all competitions. They will hope to take some confidence from a 1-1 draw with Argentina in a World Cup qualifier while a 0-0 draw against Uruguay is also among their recent results.
Goals have also been a problem for Eduardo Berizzo’s men, who have failed to score in three of their last four matches.
How the bookies view it
Chile have the advantage among the bookies with Vbet offering 53/35 for a win. A victory for Paraguay is priced at 5/2 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 21/10 by Skybet.
Both teams have similar problems at the moment and should battle to a draw.
Head to head
Paraguay have a slight edge in this fixture with eight wins from 18 previous matches. Chile have been victorious seven times while both teams have battled to three draws.
The Paraguayans have won the last two meetings and triumphed 3-0 the last time both teams met during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Players to watch
The Chilean defence could be worth keeping an eye on as they hope to avoid defeat on Friday. Guillermo Maripan and Gary Medel should continue at centre-back and will hope to keep a clean sheet at odds of 6/4 with SpreadEX.
Given their recent struggles in attack, Paraguay will also hope to avoid defeat by maintaining their discipline at the back. Gustavo Gomez and Junior Alonso in central defence will hope to shut out the Chileans and keep a clean sheet at 2/1 with SpreadEX.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given the attacking problems of both teams, under 2.5 goals could be on the cards at 3/5 with Red Zone. There are also unlikely to be goals in both halves at 8/11 with Skybet.
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