Brazil vs Paraguay
Date: Friday, 28 June 2019
Kick-off at 1:30 UK/ 2:30 CET
Venue: Arena do Grêmio (Porto Alegre).
Favorites Brazil returned to their winning ways, after their hiccup against Venezuela. With the 2016 group stage exit still fresh in minds, and due to this same foe, Peru, the Selecao was at their menacing best. One after the other, they fired in five unanswered goals, to complete their sweet revenge, and in front of their home crowd, which made the story even better.
More than the win, what gives fans exhilaration is the fact that five different players chipped in with goals to complete the 5-0 scoreline. It could have been 6-0, with six players getting on the scoresheet if Gabriel Jesus had not missed a 90+3rd-minute penalty.
Anyhow, the team is on the right path to glory, and now all that remains is three more games till the title.
In addition, the Canaries have another score to settle, and they have arrived at the perfect destination for it. In the 2015 edition of this competition, Paraguay took out them in the Quarter Finals, following a tense penalty shootout.
With the Paraguayans exhausted after three extremely tiring ties, where they failed to post a win even in one of them, the match-up with the hosts as well as the favorites, should scare them.
Brazil vs Paraguay Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the last fourteen wins went to Brazil.
- Last Paraguay won against this opponent was ten years back.
- The last time these two met, which was in the World Cup Qualifiers, the Selecao registered a 3-0 win.
- Paraguay eliminated their counterparts in the knockouts, the last time these two met in the Copa America.
Brazil vs Paraguay Prediction
One thing to keep note is that the Quarter Finals in Copa America 2019 do not have extra time if scores are level at regulation time. Penalty shootout will determine the winner should such a case arise. Brazil once faced this dire outcome, at the hands of this same foe in the 2015 campaign, and for sure, they will not leave things late.
The team is on a roll and is high in confidence after their huge win the last day. They are unbeaten in their last 13 matches, and in 42 of their last 45 fixtures. They have not conceded a single goal in the last five ties and registered a combined scoreline of 33-2 from their last 13 match-ups.
Most importantly, they have the support of the crowd, and with no other major side as strong as them, the hosts realize this as an opportunity to lift this Copa.
Moreover, at home, they let in just a single goal from their last nine appearances and recorded a combined scorecard of 21-1.
Paraguay, on the other hand, was winless in nine of their last ten battles and has not recorded a win in this tournament yet. They gave up winning positions in their first two ties, and even against Asian side Qatar, in their opener.
By no means are they equipped to take on the massive favorites, and with the hosts keen to avenge their loss four years back, we should get ready for a comfortable win for the Brazilians.
Brazil vs Paraguay Betting Tips
Brazil to Score in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
Half Time Result: Brazil to Win @ 1.50 (1/2).