Argentina 2-0-0, Paraguay 1-1-0
11/12/20 7 pm
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Argentina is welcoming Paraguay to Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in round 3 of the South American World Cup Qualifications.
Argentina is on a great run, and they have lost only 1 of their last 13 games. Argentina has started these qualifications a little shaky, but they have 2 wins in 2 games during which they scored 3 goals while conceding only 1 goal. Argentina is in 2nd place with 6 points, the same as Brazil at the top. In their latest game against Bolivia on the road, one of the toughest stadiums in the world because of the high elevation, Argentina has had 44% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 0 big chances, and 76% of the correct passes. Argentina conceded a goal in the 24th minute, but they were able to tie the score in the 45th minute. In the 79th minute, Argentina has scored another goal, and they ended up winning this match 1-2. Correa, Messi, and Martinez have each scored 1 goal for Argentina in these qualifications. Coach Scaloni is doing a good job with this team, and he will have his best players at his disposal for these 2 games ahead of them, including Messi who is playing better and better with each game. I don’t think Argentina will have any problems qualifying for the World Cup, and they will be at the top, or really close to the top.
Paraguay hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games, and they have started these qualifications in a good way. Paraguay is in 4th place at the moment with 4 points. 3 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals. In their latest game, Paraguay was playing against Venezuela on the road, and they were the better team in that game with 67% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and high 89% of the correct passes. It was a rough game where we saw 6 yellow cards, lots of fouls, and not too good soccer. Paraguay was able to score in the 85th minute of the game to get ahead, but in the 95th minute, shock for Paraguay, they have conceded a penalty kick. Venezuela took the penalty kick, but Paraguay’s goalkeeper made a fantastic save, and he became the hero of this game. Paraguay has won this game 0-1. Romero has scored 2 goals for Paraguay so far, while Gimenez added 1 goal. Paraguay has a few good players like Sanabria and Almiron, but that’s about it. Paraguay is not an overly attractive team, and most of their wins are hard-earned wins, but they get the job done.
The trends are on Argentina’s side in this matchup, but they haven’t won their last 2 home games against Paraguay. Argentina hasn’t lost any of their last 9 home games, while Paraguay hasn’t lost in their last 5 games overall. Paraguay got lucky in their last game, which won’t be enough here. Argentina is the better team here, and I see them getting the job done at home.