Brazil v Paraguay Betting Tips & Predictions
Brazil have eased into the Copa America last eight with the minimum of fuss, with Tite’s men opening the group stage with a 3-0 victory over Bolivia and ending it with a 5-0 trouncing of Peru
In between, the tournament hosts had a blip where they were thwarted to a goalless draw by Venezuela, although we don’t expect them to have many problems in their forthcoming quarter final match against Paraguay.
Paraguay scrambled into the last eight of the competition by finishing in third place in their group, with La Albirroja having drawn with Qatar and Argentina before losing to Colombia in their final game.
While Eduardo Berizzo’s team were in a difficult qualifying section, the fact that they haven’t yet won in Brazil doesn’t bode well for this match and they also appear short of goals.
The Brazilians are yet to concede in the Copa America and, for all the talk surrounding their attacking flair, it’s clear that they are defensively robust. Casemiro and Arthur operate in front of an established back four and Alisson Becker is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world.
It appears that Tite will continue with the 4-2-3-1 formation which served his team so well against the Peruvians, with Roberto Firmino playing as the forward in front of Everton, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus.
Paraguay will aim to be defensively solid against such dangerous opponents, although they conceded twice against Qatar before failing to keep a clean sheet against their other two group opponents.
Therefore, a Brazil win to nil can be backed with a relative degree of confidence as the hosts continue to march towards the business end of the competition.
Brazil Win to Nil @ 1.61 with bet365