As the Copa America Centenario draws near, Mexico will face off against Paraguay in an International friendly game on Saturday as the two teams prepare for the upcoming tournament.
Mexico have been in good shape, they have lost a game in 2016, they beat Senegal at home 2-0 in February, they also beat Canada home and away in March. They have scored at least 2 goals in each of the games and kept clean sheets in the 3 games.
In 2015 lost only 3 games throughout the year, the won 11 and drew 9, they are the current holders of the Concacaf Gold Cup after they defeated USA 3-2 to lift the trophy.
Paraguay haven’t been in a good shape this year, they failed to register a win in the 2 games played this year, however their scoring form is good as they have scored 2 goals each in the 2 games. In 2015, they had a poor form, though they reached the semi-final of Copa America after they eliminated Brazil in the quarter-finals but they fell 6-1 to Argentina. They lost 5 games in 2015, drew 5 games and won 3.
Mexico: Predicted Line-up
Ochoa – Marquez, Moreno, Reyes, Aguilar – Guardado, Herrera, Pena – Jimenez, Hernandez, Peralta
Paraguay: Predicted Line-up
Villar – Da Silva, Samudio, Piris, Gomez – Ayala, Romero, Ortiz, Rojas – Benitez, Gonzalez
Mexico vs Paraguay: Head-To-Head stats
Mexico have dominated Paraguay in their recent meetings, they have lost once against them since 2001, they have 5 of their last 6 games from 2006 till date.
Mexico have won 6 of their entire 15 games against Paraguay, they have lost 4 to Paraguay and drawn 5.
Their last encounters have been won by Mexico.
Mexico vs Paraguay: Prediction
Mexico are the favourites in this game with their good performance in recently and their recent dominance over Paraguay, also they have a good scoring record and a good defensive record compared to Paraguay.
I expect Mexico to extend their unbeaten form in this game, there is also a possibility of clean sheet for the Mexican side with Ochoa’s good goal keeping though Paraguay are good in scoring.
I recommend to back Mexico for a straight victory here.