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Colombia vs Paraguay – Match Preview

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The Copa America Grp. D opener, featuring Colombia against Paraguay, is set for this Sunday, June 24th. The match will take place at the NRG Stadium on neutral ground, beginning at 22:00 GMT. Both teams are looking to gain an early lead in the group stage. Colombia is the favorite with odds of 1.65, compared to Paraguay’s 5.75. Paraguay, on the other hand, is aiming to defy expectations and make an impactful start.

Colombia – Form

Colombia has been performing exceptionally, securing three wins in their recent matches. They defeated Bolivia 3:0 in a friendly on June 15, 2024, at the Estadio Metropolitano. Before this, they achieved a 5:1 victory over the USA on June 8. Their winning streak started with a 3:2 win against Romania on March 26. These victories were in line with expectations, showcasing Colombia’s strong form.

Paraguay – Form

Paraguay has shown mixed results on the road. They won 1:0 against Panama in a friendly on June 16, 2024. This victory came after a series of seven winless matches. They previously lost 3:0 to Chile and drew 0:0 with Peru. The win over Panama was unexpected, highlighting Paraguay’s potential to surprise.

Colombia – Paraguay – Head to Head

The last match between Colombia and Paraguay was on November 21, 2023. Colombia won 1-0 in the World Cup Qualification CONMEBOL. Colombia has won 7 of their last 10 encounters, while Paraguay has won just once. The last 5 matches saw both teams scoring in 2 games. Colombia has not lost in 10 of their last 11 matches against Paraguay and scored in 10 of these games.

Colombia – Paraguay – Standings

Both teams will start their Copa America Grp. D journey at NRG Stadium with zero points. This is the first round, so the standings do not yet reflect their capabilities. The odds suggest Colombia as the stronger team, despite the neutral venue. The outcome of this match will begin to shape the actual standings.

Colombia vs Paraguay – Top scorers

Colombia’s attack is led by Jhon Arias, Luis Diaz, and Rafael Santos Borre, each with three goals in the Copa America. Jhon Cordoba and James Rodriguez have also contributed with goals. For Paraguay, Gustavo Velazquez has scored once. The early stages of the tournament show potential for more goals from key players.

Colombia vs Paraguay – Full-Time Betting

Colombia is favored to win with odds of 1.65. A draw is at 3.60, and Paraguay’s win is at 5.75. Colombia’s unbeaten streak and head-to-head record give them an advantage. Despite injuries, Colombia is likely to win. For bettors, the “halftime-fulltime” and “draw-no-bet” options are worth considering. The “double-chance” market also offers a safer bet.

Colombia vs Paraguay – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals is priced at 2.25, while “Under 2.5” is at 1.615. The history between these teams suggests low-scoring games. Colombia’s defense and Paraguay’s cautious approach might lead to fewer goals. The “Under 2.5” option could offer value to bettors.

Colombia vs Paraguay – BTTS Betting

The odds for “BTTS: Yes” are at 2.20. In their last 10 matches, both teams scored in only 2 games. Colombia’s scoring consistency and Paraguay’s struggles suggest “BTTS: No” at 1.615 as the more likely outcome.

Colombia vs Paraguay – Prediction