Copa America -Team profiles-Paraguay- 2015 06/11/2015 Preview,Odds &Overall Prediction
11th June 2015 - 4th July 2015
The Line: Argentina 9/4 Brazil 10/3 Chile 4/1 Colombia 6/1 Uruguay 12/1 Mexico 18/1 Ecudaor 25/1 Bar 40/1+ See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports, Bein Sports
The 2015 Copa America will be a star studded event and here at Sports Chat Place we want to give you all the information on the twelve teams taking part we will have a team profile each day and will of course cover every game of the tournament and provide tips and predictions for tournament bets, group bets and individual match bets. In our ninth installment we look at Paraguay who will be looking to repeat their terrific 2011 campaign when they made it to the final only to come up short against a very capable Uruguay side.
Manager: Ramon Diaz
Getty Images ; Omar Vega
Captain: Roque Santa Cruz (Cruz Azul)
Star Man: Bobadilla (Augsburg)
Key Player: Santa Cruz
Paraguay had a great run in the 2011 Copa but have struggled ever since, failing to make it to the World Cup and losing five of their last eleven games and really struggling to score goals. Paraguay's struggles though have been on both ends as their much vaunted defence has allowed several soft goals and really not looked like the tough defence that had three clean sheets in five games on the way to the 2011 final. If Paraguay are to be successful here former Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz will have to provide the spark up front although Augsburg striker Bobadilla is the one to look out for as he had a fine season in the Bundesliga scoring ten goals over the course of the seaon including a winner against Bayern Munich in Munich.
Tough to really see Paraguay going far in this competition but i think they will have enough to beat Jamaica and that might just be enough to get them into a quarter final. I think that is as far as they go but it really does depend on whether they can get defence back on track.