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Paraguay vs Brazil – Match Preview

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Paraguay is set to clash with Brazil in a thrilling Copa America Grp. D match. This game will take place at the neutral Allegiant Stadium on Thursday, June 29th, starting at 01:00 GMT. Paraguay finds itself at the bottom of the group standings after the first game. They have no points and a negative goal difference. Brazil is in a better position, holding the second spot with one point and a neutral goal difference. Both teams are keen to win this second-round match. Paraguay aims to kickstart their campaign, while Brazil looks to improve their chances of advancing. Bookmakers are favoring Brazil in this matchup.

Paraguay – Form

Paraguay’s performance has been a mix of highs and lows recently. They faced Colombia in the Copa America on June 24, 2024, and lost 2:1. Julio Enciso scored their only goal. This result was expected, as Paraguay was the underdog. Before this, they won 1:0 against Panama in a friendly on June 16. This victory ended a seven-match winless streak away from home. However, their visit to Chile on June 12 resulted in a 3:0 defeat. This shattered their record of conceding fewer than 1.5 goals in previous matches.

Brazil – Form

Brazil has had varied results in their recent away games. They played against Costa Rica in the Copa America at SoFi Stadium on June 25, 2024. The match ended in a goalless draw, which was unexpected given Brazil’s favorite status. Before this, they had a 1:1 draw with the USA in a friendly on June 12. This result ended the USA’s 11-match losing streak against Brazil. On June 9, Brazil won 3:2 against Mexico in a friendly. This game was more exciting than usual, with both teams scoring multiple goals.

Paraguay – Brazil – Head to Head

The last game between Paraguay and Brazil was on February 2, 2022. Brazil won 4:0 in the World Cup qualifiers. In their past 10 matches, Paraguay has won 3 times, and Brazil has won 5 times. Two matches ended in a draw. In the last 5 games, both teams scored in 2 of them. Brazil has won the last 4 matches, scoring over 1.5 goals in each. Paraguay has lost these 4 games and failed to score in 3 of them.

Paraguay – Brazil – Standings

As the Copa America Group D moves into the second round, Paraguay is in 4th place with no points. They have a goal difference of 1-2. Brazil is in a better position, in 2nd place with one point. Both teams have played only one match so far. Paraguay is eager to improve their standings and challenge the odds. Brazil aims to confirm their dominance in the group.

Paraguay vs Brazil – Top scorers

Paraguay is counting on their top scorers to make an impact in the upcoming game. Gustavo Velazquez and Julio Enciso have each scored a goal. Brazil has a more effective set of scorers. Rodrygo leads with 4 goals, followed by Endrick with 3. Gabriel Martinelli has added 2 goals. Marquinhos and Lucas Paqueta have also scored, showing the team’s diverse scoring sources.

Paraguay vs Brazil – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers favor Brazil with odds of 1.30 for an away win. Paraguay’s odds for a home win are at 11.00, and a draw is at 5.25. These odds reflect Brazil’s strong form and their advantage in previous matches. Despite the neutral venue, Paraguay’s recent performance and the absence of Julio Enciso due to injury make Brazil the favorites. Brazil also faces injuries to key players like Alisson Becker, Eder Militao, Lucas Paqueta, and Vinicius Junior.

Paraguay vs Brazil – Over/Under Betting

The odds for “Over 2.5” goals are at 1.80, and “Under 2.5” goals are at 2.00. Past meetings suggest a high-scoring game, with 7 out of 9 encounters exceeding 2.5 goals. Paraguay has scored 1 goal and conceded 2 in their only Copa America match. Brazil has not scored yet in the tournament. Given Brazil’s past performance against Paraguay, the “Over 2.5” option at 1.80 is appealing for those expecting a game with several goals.

Paraguay vs Brazil – BTTS Betting

The odds for both teams to score (BTTS) are 2.20 for ‘Yes’ and 1.615 for ‘No’. The history between these teams shows mixed results, with both teams scoring in 4 out of their last 10 matches. Paraguay has struggled offensively, failing to score in 3 of their last 5 games. Brazil has kept clean sheets in their first Copa America match and in 3 of their last 5 games. Thus, ‘BTTS: No’ at 1.615 is a probable outcome for bettors.

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