Paraguay vs. Colombia
|Date & Time||Sunday June 23, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
Fonte Nova Arena
Paraguay +250 / Draw +240 / Colombia +105
In the 2019 Copa America, Paraguay are set to play against Colombia in the group stage. This match is set to be played at the Fonte Nova Arena and Salvador.
Colombia have won both their games and currently sit on 6 points. As it stands, Colombia has won the group but will hope to win this match also to maintain their winning momentum.
In their previous game, Colombia defeated Qatar 1-0. It was a tough match as Qatar defended very well but Duvan Zapata scored in the final 10 minutes to give Colombia the 3 points. During the match, Colombia had 69% of the possession and 19 shots. It was a well organized performance and while the team missed many scoring chances, they got the desired result. Colombia have been one of the strongest teams in this tournament and having already beaten Argentina, things are looking very good for the team. Duzan Zapata has been the star played for Colombia as he has scored in both games for the team.
On the other side of the pitch, Paraguay played very well against Argentina as they managed a 1-1 draw. Paraguay were very good throughout the game as they had almost 50% of the ball and took more shots than Argentina. Paraguay took the lead in the match and only conceded after Argentina were awarded a penalty in the second. The result against Argentina will have given this team lots of confidence and they will believe that they can challenge Colombia.
Paraguay currently have 2 points from their 2 games as they have drawn with both Argentina and Qatar.
There were many question marks surrounding Colombia but the team have silenced all their critics and are looking likely to challenge for the title. Duvan Zapata has been outstanding and he has been well assisted by the likes of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez. This may be Colombia’s biggest challenge so far since Paraguay have been playing well also. That being said, I am going to pick Colombia. Colombia have a better squad to players and the talent in the team should be too much for Paraguay.