Paraguay vs Guatemala
International – Friendlies
Date: Sunday, 9th June 2019
Kick-off at 22.00 UK/ 23.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Defensores del Chaco (Asunción).
Paraguay is going through a rough patch and has not won a single game in their last seven match-days. With the Copa America coming up, it’s high time that the team gets on the track or risk seeing their campaign for continental glory go derailed.
Their last tie saw them fumbling a chance to put an end to their winless run, after leading in the scoreline for the majority of the tie against Honduras. With aid of a penalty, Paraguay took the lead, but the sole-goal advantage was spoiled after the visitors recorded the equalizer in the 75th minute.
Guatemala is on high tide after their back-to-back wins, over Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This comes after the four-match losing run that saw them conceding 15 goals, while in the process the team could score just one.
Nicaragua hosted this team in their last tie, and a sole goal in the 40th minute of the fixture presented the win to the visitors.
The Costa Rica fixture was surely esteem-boosting considering the stature of the said opponents.
Paraguay vs Guatemala Head-to-head (h2h)
- Paraguay holds a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Guatemala has never kept a clean sheet in h2h ties.
- Paraguay scored two or more goals in all of the meetings except for once.
- With Paraguay as the hosts, both teams found the back of the net in 100% of encounters.
Paraguay vs Guatemala Prediction
Paraguay has the obvious home advantage, which will be greatly employed to grind out a win. With the upcoming Copa America in minds, the side needs a win desperately to build some much-needed confidence. The team has some tough fixtures to wade through in the group stages itself, and a huge win becomes almost a must this Sunday.
The domination by Paraguay in h2h ties will be a great motivator. They hold a 100% unbeaten record against Guatemala, and if not for a sole draw, it would have been a 100% winning record. Moreover, they have never failed to score against this group and scored two or more goals in all of their such attempts at home.
Finally, Guatemala was winless in 17 of their last 20 away ties, and Paraguay should, by all means, deliver a win against this minnow.
But do consider the fact that every time these two met with Paraguay as home, both teams found the back of the net. In addition, Paraguay could not keep a clean sheet in 18 of their last 20 games. Also, with Guatemala’s recent surge in form, we could expect goals to come from both sides.
Paraguay vs Guatemala Betting Tips
Paraguay to Win with Handicap -1.5 @ 1.42
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70