Looking for Colombia vs Paraguay prediction and betting tips? You’re at the right place! This is where you can read everything about the clash of the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Bahia. We’re going to discuss the recent forms of both Colombia and Paraguay, as well as give honest advice on what to wager your money on in the Sunday’s game.
This team has 6 points after two rounds of Copa America and we’re going to see Colombia in the knockouts no matter what happens in the third round of the group stage. This also means that Colombia manager might decide to rest a couple of key players in this game and give a chance to some less experienced players.
But, even if that happens, it won’t mean Colombia will suddenly become the underdog. On the contrary, their players are much, much better than those playing for Paraguay. And they’ve already shown their might on this tournament. First, they beat mighty Argentina with Leo Messi and Kun Aguero in it. The score was 2:0 in that game, while against Qatar, they scored only one goal. Still, it was enough for a victory.
Now when there’s no pressure on them to win, Colombia players can relax and play an open-minded football. And that means more creativity, something which is necessary when playing against defensive-minded teams like Paraguay. Scoring against them won’t be easy, but our Colombia vs Paraguay prediction is that the Colombians will succeed it.
With two points after two rounds, they’re currently on the second place. They would love to stay there, but the chances are really slim. For that to happen, they would either need to beat Colombia or see a draw in the game between Qatar and Argentina.
The third spot seems like a much more plausible option. And if they finish in the third place, they will probably get themselves in the knockout phase. The two third-placed teams with most points are going to the quarter-finals.
What this all means is that even if they lose to Colombia, their chance of getting to the knockout stage looks fairly decent. But, you can be sure they will do all in their power to stay undefeated for as long as possible. And to achieve that, they will probably defend with all they got and look for their chances on breaks.
Defending ferociously is what they did against Argentina, which resulted in allowing only one goal. And the one they conceded was scored by Messi from a penalty. In the first round, against Qatar, they didn’t defend but played attacking-minded football instead. The result was 2:2 at the end of 90 minutes. This time, they’ll want to keep the number of allowed goals to a minimum, which is why you can expect them to defend with all of their eleven players on the pitch. Such a strategy paid off against Argentina, but will it pay off against Colombia? Scroll down to the Colombia vs Paraguay betting tips to find out!
Ospina – Sanchez, Mina, Medina, Tesillo – Barrios, Uribe, Lerma – Diaz, Martinez, Zapata
Fernandez – Gomez, Alonso, Piris, Arzamendia – Sanchez, Rodrigo Rojas, Matias Rojas, Gonzalez, Almiron – Santander
Colombia vs Paraguay Prediction
This should be an interesting game because Colombia are likely to play very relax and attack often. Paraguay will try to keep their goal safe, but if Colombia find the net, they’ll have no other option but to fight back.
Colombia vs Paraguay Betting Tips
- BTS @1.75 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @2.09 (1XBET)