Paraguay at Brazil
|Date & Time||Thursday June 27, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
Arena do Grêmio
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Brazil -625 / Paraguay +1400 / Draw +600
In the 2019 Copa America, Brazil will play against Paraguay. Both Brazil and Paraguay will be fighting to secure a spot in the final 4.
Brazil finished top of their group with 7 points having won 2 of their games. In their previous match, Brazil defeated Peru 5-0.
Brazil were dominant during their win against Peru as they maintained 69% of the ball and had 9 shots on goal. Roberto Firmino and Willian both scored which will be a positive for Brazil since both players were out of form prior to the match. The defense has been very good for Brazil throughout this tournament as they have not conceded in any goals. Thiago Silva and Marquinhos have been the two main defenders for Brazil in this tournament.
Brazil have all their bases covered as this team is defending well and scoring goals. Brazil have scored the most goals in the competition having scored 8 times.
On the other side of the coin, Paraguay finished third in their group but managed to do enough to qualify for the quarterfinals. In their 3 matches, Paraguay only managed 2 points. In their previous match, Paraguay were defeated by Colombia.
Paraguay lost 1-0 to Colombia. It was a poor performance by Colombia as they only managed 2 shots on goal in the entire match. Paraguay conceded in the 34th minute and never looked likely to equalize.
In the 3 games, Paraguay have conceded 4 goals and only scored 3 times. This Paraguay side lacks quality and it will be tough for them to compete with Brazil.
That quarterfinal match between Paraguay and Brazil is set to be played at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre.
Paraguay were fortunate to qualify for the quarterfinals after they edged past Japan on goal difference. I see Paraguay losing this match. Brazil have much greater talent across the park and have the added advantage of playing at home. With that in mind, I see Brazil winning this match with ease and securing a spot in the semifinals.