Uruguay vs ParaguayCopa America, KO: 01:00 Jun 29, 2021, Estadio Nilton Santos
Uruguay and Paraguay are only jostling for positions as they square off at the Estadio Nilton Santos in their final Copa America Group A fixture. The Uruguayans are hoping to build on their first win of the competition but the Paraguayans have impressed in Brazil and can hold out for a draw.
Uruguay finally got their first win in this year’s Copa America as they triumphed 2-0 over Bolivia. They took the lead just before the break thanks to an own goal from Jairo Quinteros while Edinson Cavani grabbed the second after the restart.
La Celeste appear be slowly moving away from their opening defeat to Argentina with a 1-1 draw against Chile preceding the win over Bolivia. Manager Oscar Tabarez will hope his team can build some momentum ahead of the knockout phase of the competition.
Uruguay have not been particularly exciting in Brazil but star strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are finally off the mark. They have also not been convincing at the back and have been breached by both the Chilean and Argentine attack.
Paraguay are also coming off a victory as they beat Chile 2-0 in their previous fixture. Braian Samudio opened the scoring in the first half while Miguel Almiron added the second from the penalty spot after the break.
Eduardo Berizzo’s men are having a solid campaign in Brazil, winning two of their three Group A matches. They have already qualified for the quarter-finals and are hoping to lock up second spot behind Argentina.
Paraguay have shown their attacking quality throughout the competition with Angel Romero and Miguel Almiron already among the goals in Brazil.
How the bookies view it
Uruguay have the edge among the bookies and are priced at 19/17 by Vbet to win. A victory for Paraguay is priced at 19/5 by the same firm while bet365 is offering 12/5 for a draw.
Both teams appear evenly matched at the moment and should battle to a draw.
Head to head
Uruguay have the upper hand in this fixture with eight wins from 16 previous matches. Paraguay have been victorious four times while both teams have also played out four draws.
Both teams played out a 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier just before the start of the Copa America.
Players to watch
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are finally off the mark in Brazil and are likely to be amongst the goals. Both men have built up an understanding over the years and can help the Uruguayans score over 1.5 goals at 17/11 with Vbet.
Paraguay have also shown their quality in attack with Miguel Almiron and Angel Romero finding the net already in Brazil. They can combine to ensure the Paraguayans produce over 1.5 goals at odds of 7/2 with Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given the attacking quality on display, both teams could be backed to score at 11/10 with bet365. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 6/4 with the same firm while Paddy Power is offering 19/5 for over 3.5 goals.
There are likely to be goals in both halves at 23/20 with BoyleSport while the second half could be picked as the highest scoring half at 16/11 with Sport Nation.
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