South American World Cup qualifiers
Paraguay welcomes neighbors Bolivia from the upcoming World Cup qualifying game in the Estadio Defensores del Chaco at Asuncion on Tuesday, hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the effort.
Paraguay will be looking to continue their tremendous unbeaten form to start the World Cup qualifying league when they host Bolivia.
Bolivia is going through their bad performance, having lost all three games of its South American World Cup qualifiers.
Paraguay maintained five points from the opening three games and held mighty Argentina on the road a week, accepting Los Guaraníes up to fifth in the standings.
Having failed to qualify for the showpiece in the past two editions, Eduardo Berizzo’s team has looked extra motivated this time, and they remain one of only three unbeaten sides in the CONMEBOL zone.
Meanwhile, the Greens have had a dreadful start to qualifying, losing all three matches to remain suspended at the foot of the table.
Bolivia has lost 11 of its last 12 matches but has demonstrated great character and strength in the beats to Argentina and Ecuador recently, dropping by one-goal margins.
🎬 FT: Bolivia 2-3 Ecuador
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 12, 2020
Paraguay vs Bolivia Head-To-Head
Paraguay and Bolivia have contested 68 matches in history, with the former holding the clear benefit, having won 37 days and lost just 15.
The forthcoming match, though, will be their first since November 2016, when Bolivia won 1-0 at home in the previous World Cup’s qualifiers.
¡Falta poco para volver a vernos y ahora estaremos más cerca! ☺️⚽
Que nuestro reencuentro sea una fiesta y sobre todo… ¡Que sea pronto! 🙌
Alentemos responsablemente. ¡Cuidemos el fútbol! pic.twitter.com/hWrKr1AirU
— Defensores Del Chaco (@ElDefensores) November 15, 2020
Paraguay previous 5 matches:
Bolivia Previous 5 matches:
Paraguay vs Bolivia Team News
Paraguay does have no fresh injury concerns and manager Berizzo may elect to begin the same line-up which stifled Lionel Messi along with his teammates a week.
Bolivia has a clean bill of health going into Tuesday’s clash but might make a few changes. Ronny Montero can come in for Gabriel Valverde in the defense. Gilbert Alvarez, who came off the bench in their last match, could start alongside veteran Moses Marcelo Martins and Juan Carlos Arce.
Paraguay vs Bolivia Predicted XI
Carlos Lampe; Oscar Ribera, Adrian Jusino, Gabriel Valverde, Enrique Flores; Erwin Saavedra, Leonel Justiniano; Juan Carlos Arce, Gilbert Alvarez, Roberto Fernandez; Marcelo Martins.
Antony Silva; Robert Rojas, Fabian Balbuena, Gustavo Gomez, Junior Alonso; Mathias Villasanti, Angel Cordozo, Gaston Gimenez; Angel Romero, Dario Lezcano, Miguel Almiron.
Paraguay vs Bolivia Prediction
Paraguay has turned to some really strong ensemble, and Bolivia will need to walk the extra mile if they are supposed to make an upset in this game. However, in all probability, the hosts, who also have better quality in their squad, should advantage this game and continue their march from the qualifiers.
Paraguay 3-0 Bolivia