2015 Copa America - Paraguay vs Jamaica - 06/16/2015 Preview, Odds and Prediction
Jamaica vs Paraguay
Tuesday 16th June 2015 22:00(GMT)
The Line: Paraguay 4/5 Draw 13/5 Jamaica 4/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; Bein sports; Premier Sports
Paraguay take on the Reggae Boyz on Tuesday with both teams needing a win to give themselves the best possible chance of progress to the knockout stages. The two teams come into this game in very different places, Paraguay had less that 40% possession against Argentina but came from 2-0 down to draw against competition favourites Argentina. With a solid squad who have experience in being successful in this competition having reached the final in 2011. Santa Cruz, Valdes and Barrios are all strikers capable of causing problems for Jamaica and it will be interesting to see how Jamaica set up in this game.
Jamaica had their chances against Uruguay but ultimately were undone by some poor defending and a well taken goal. If jamaica put in a similar performance here against Paraguay the Reggae Boyz could well be in line to come away with something from this game. Giles Barnes is a talented striker who bounced around the Championship and Premier League before moving to america, he's found his career rejuvenated with Houston. Alongside Mattocks up front the two combine for a dangerous duo and they can cause problems for a Paraguay defence that was ripped apart at times by Argentina's pace up front.
Tough one here Paraguay are deserved favourites but Jamaica showed enough in their first game against Uruguay for me to think that they can get on the scoresheet here. I'm going to take both teams to score here, I think Paraguay will get the win in the end but I think this will be a tough test for the 2011 finalists.