Uruguay vs. Paraguay
June 28, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 +150, Under 2.5 -188
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Uruguay and Paraguay are clashing at Estadio Nilton Santos in round 5 of Group A in the Copa America 2021. Uruguay has finally broken their winless streak, and they are finally scoring goals again. Paraguay has done well in Copa America so far, and they have already secured their spot in the next stage.
Uruguay was struggling massively for a while, and they haven’t won 6 games in a row, and what is worse, Uruguay hasn’t scored a goal in those 6 games. In their last game against Bolivia, Uruguay was the dominant team with 52% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 7 big chances created, and a decent 84% of the correct passes. Uruguay got ahead when Bolivia scored an own goal, but Cavani finally scored for Uruguay as the game was coming to an end. Uruguay has won this game 0-2, and they have broken their winless streak just in time for the next stage of Copa America. Cavani and Suarez have each scored 1 goal for Uruguay so far, and Uruguay will need both of them in good form if they want to do something in this tournament. Uruguay has also secured their spot in the next stage, and that will take the pressure off of them, but they need to keep winning to stay in good goalscoring form.
Paraguay has 2 wins and a loss so far in Copa America, and they are now in 2nd place of Group A. with a win, Paraguay will stay in second place or even take over the top spot, but with a loss, Paraguay will drop to third place. Offensively, Paraguay is the best team in this group with 5 scored goals, while their defense has been solid with only 2 conceded goals so far. In their last game, Paraguay was playing against Chile, and they have had 32% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. Paraguay has done really well in this match, and they have scored 1 goal in each half, which was enough for a 0-2 win. Romero is the leading goalscorer for Paraguay with 2 goals, while Samudio, Romero Gamarra, and Almiron added 1 goal each. No matter what happens in this game, Paraguay has accomplished what they intended, and that is to qualify for the next stage, and in the knockouts, anything is possible. As we can see, Paraguay has done really well defensively and offensively, and they will be a tough team to beat in the knockouts.
The trends are on Uruguay’s side in this matchup, and I think they would love to get a win here to advance from second place. I think this could be a rough game with not a lot of goals, but I think Uruguay will emerge victoriously.