Colombia v Paraguay Betting Tips & Predictions
Colombia are in the enviable position of having already qualified for the last eight of the Copa America, with Los Cafeteros having followed up a 2-0 win over Argentina with a 1-0 victory against Qatar.
Carlos Queiroz’s team are definitely going to win the group and the Portuguese might therefore decide to give several leading lights the night off for this clash in Salvador, with Colombia looking like being on a collision course to meet either Uruguay or Chile in the quarter finals.
Radamel Falcao was left on the bench for the last match and we could see the star forward return in this clash, while James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado are among those players that could be given a rest.
It is worth bearing in mind that Los Cafeteros won’t play their quarter final clash for another week, although Queiroz will want to make sure that certain players avoid injury to be fresh for the next stage.
Paraguay therefore have a wonderful chance to finish runner-up and bank their place in the knockout stage of the Copa, with a draw against Qatar being followed by their match against Argentina also finishing all square.
The runner-up of Group B will face the runner-up of Group A and that could mean a winnable quarter final match against Peru or Venezuela, with Eduardo Berizzo’s team looking like a good bet on the Asian Handicap.
They let a 2-0 lead slip against the Qataris, although were good value for the point against Argentina and will be confident of managing at least a draw against several Colombia fringe players.
Indeed, Derlis Gonzalez missed from the spot to give Paraguay a 2-1 lead against Argentina and they’ll now be determined to take their chance. Miguel Almiron has shone in the Copa America thus far and he’s likely to operate behind Federico Santander.
Paraguay 0 @ 1.85 with bet365