Argentina vs. Paraguay
June 21, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +110, Under 2.5 -138
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Argentina and Paraguay are clashing at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in round 3 of Group A in the Copa America 2021. After 3 draws in a row, Argentina has final gotten a win, and they are now undefeated in their last 15 games. Paraguay has been in decent form, and they have only 1 loss in their last 10 games, but Paraguay hasn’t been scoring a lot lately.
Argentina is a very capable team, and they are on a good run, and they are now at the top of their table with 4 points, 2 scored goals, and only 1 conceded goal. In their latest game against Uruguay, Argentina has had 45% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. This was a solid game by Argentina, especially on the defensive end. With a goal in the 13th minute, Argentina has won this match 1-0. Messi and Rodriguez have each scored 1 goal for Argentina in Copa America so far, while Messi also added 1 assist. Messi has been looking well for Argentina lately, and they will need him at his best if they want to have a shot at beating Brazil in the later stage, but for now, Argentina must take this one game at the time and keep winning games.
Paraguay has also had a lot of draws lately, but their form has been decent with 1 draw, 1 loss, and 1 win in their last 3 games. Paraguay has played only 1 game so far in Copa America, and they have won, which has gotten Paraguay to 3rd place with 3 points, 3 scored goals, and only 1 conceded goal. Paraguay was playing against Bolivia, and they were brilliant with an impressive 78% of ball possession, 11 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a very high 93% of the correct passes. Paraguay was losing at halftime, but with Bolivia conceding a red card at the end of the first half, everything went Paraguay’s way in the second half. Paraguay has scored 3 goals, and they have won this match 3-1. Angel Romero has scored 2 goals for Paraguay so far, while Romero Gamarra has added 1 goal. I know Bolivia is not a top team, but Paraguay has had a really good game against them, and that will count as something. Paraguay will be advancing to the next stage, but they will need more games like this one to get further.
Argentina hasn’t lost in their last 15 games, and offensively, they might have more potential than Brazil, but that is still not utilized. Paraguay has been playing well, and I think they might score here, but I also think it’s time for Argentina to score more than 1 goal in a game.