Argentina vs Paraguay: Preview and Prediction

Argentina vs Paraguay
South America – 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Date: Wednesday; 12th October 2016,
Kick-off at 0:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Mario Kempes, Cordoba.

Argentina slipped further down the table after a 2-2 away draw against Peru on Friday night, they now have to face Paraguay at home on Wednesday in their bid to revive their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Argentina were unfortunate not to win against Peru, as they threw away their lead twice in the game. Mori opened the score in the 15th minute, but P. Guerrero pulled the two teams level in the 58th minute. Later in the 77th minute, Higuain put Argentina back in the lead, but C. Cueva 6 minutes before 90 minutes as the game ended 2-2.

Paraguay have had a mixed form in this qualifying course, they have won 3, drawn, and lost 3 of their last 9 games. Paraguay were beaten at home on Friday by a lone goal against Colombia, E. Cardona’s final minute goal was enough to kill Paraguay’s joy. They are currently 6th in the table with 12 points to their name, a win in this game will keep them 1 point behind Argentina.

Argentina vs Paraguay: Head to Head Statistics

  • Argentina and Paraguay have played 15 games against each other.
  • Most of the games between the two teams have ended in draw as they have drawn 7 games.
  • Argentina have won 6 games against Paraguay and lost 2 games to Paraguay.
  • Argentina have also dominated their last 6 games against Paraguay, with 4 wins and 2 draws.
  • Furthermore, Argentina have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 games against Paraguay.

Argentina vs Paraguay: Prediction

Argentina are slightly better than their visitors in their recent games, with a win and 2 draws from their last 3 games. Meanwhile, Paraguay have won just once in their last 3 games and lost twice.

Argentina have scored at least 2 goals in each of their last 2 games while Paraguay have failed to score in their last 2 games.

Argentina may not be in the best of form at the moment, but losing this game is not an option. I expect the Argentine team to win this one.

Argentina vs Paraguay: Tips

  • Argentina win and over 2.5 goals at 1.83.

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