Derlis Gonzalez of Paraguay

Colombia vs Paraguay: La Albirroja have more to play for

Kick-off: 2000, 23/06/2019

Stadium: Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova

TV: Premier Sports

Colombia are already assured of finishing top of Copa America Group B and that could make Paraguay a value pick when they meet in Salvador.

There was nothing between these two teams in World Cup qualifying, with each side snatching narrow away victories via stoppage-time strikes.

Therefore, if Los Cafeteros allow their intensity to drop just a little, La Albirroja can capitalise and appeal at 7/4 for our first Colombia vs Paraguay prediction.

A Look At Colombia’s Betting Odds

Colombia survived a few scary moments before finishing strongly to beat Argentina 2-0 and then finally edged out Qatar 1-0 with an 86th-minute winner.

In a scrappy contest, Los Cafeteros did have an early goal ruled out for offside in midweek and had a second-half penalty decision reversed by VAR.

Duvan Zapata eventually headed in a James Rodriguez cross to double his tally for the tournament and give us a 13/4 pay-out on the Atalanta striker to score the final goal.

However, former Portugal and Real Madrid coach Carlos Quieroz is expected to shuffle his pack for this contest, with some big names possibly allowed to rest before the knockout stages.

That could lead to a more open encounter, so 7/2 for La Albirroja to win and over 2.5 goals in the game stands out from the Colombia vs Paraguay odds.

A Look At Paraguay’s Betting Odds

Paraguay were left kicking themselves when only drawing 2-2 with Qatar after leading 2-0 and could easily have come away with more than a 1-1 stalemate versus Argentina.

Richard Sanchez put his side ahead in the 37th minute following some fine work from Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron, only for Lionel Messi to level things up just before the hour mark with a penalty.

Derlis Gonzalez soon had a chance to restore the lead after Nicolas Otamendi brought him down in the box, but his spot-kick was saved.

Eduardo Berizzo’s men do look up for this tournament, though, and 10/1 they repeat the 2-1 triumph from the last time these sides played is added to our Colombia vs Paraguay betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

COLOMBIA 1-0 Qatar – Zapata

Argentina 1-1 PARAGUAY – Sanchez

Head-to-head: Colombia 1-2 Paraguay, Paraguay 0-1 Colombia, Colombia 2-1 Paraguay, Paraguay 1-2 Colombia

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