Paraguay vs Brazil Preview: Brazil Aims at Its First Win after a Disappointing Start of Copa America Campaign

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
27 June 2024, 15:25

Paraguay vs Brazil

In another Copa America match, Paraguay faces Brazil in a crucial Group D encounter at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both teams are looking to secure vital points to advance to the knockout stages of the tournament. Brazil, traditionally a powerhouse in South American football, will be eager to bounce back after a surprising goalless draw against Costa Rica in their opening match, and is an undoubtful favourite of the upcoming match, as per Paraguay vs Brazil odds. Paraguay, on the other hand, will be looking to improve their standing after a challenging start to the tournament. 

Paraguay Team News

Paraguay's journey in the 2024 Copa America has been challenging so far. They suffered a 2-1 defeat against Colombia in their opening match, which has put them in a precarious position in Group D. Paraguay's defence, which has traditionally been their strong suit, will need to tighten up to withstand Brazil's potent attack, as the match against Colombia exposed the vulnerabilities of the team. While heavily relying on their experienced players like Fabian Balbuena and Miguel Almirón, who did not show their best in the opening fixture, Oscar Garnero has all the right to ask for more, despite facing a more serious opposition. He will likely emphasise a disciplined defensive strategy while looking to exploit counter-attacking opportunities. Additionally, set-pieces could be a key area where Paraguay might find success, given their physical presence and aerial prowess.

Brazil Team News

Brazil, despite being one of the tournament favourites, had a frustrating start with a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica. The Seleção obviously did not show their best, especially when it came to finishing their attacks. Understanding the worries of fans, despite that Brazil's squad is brimming with talent, featuring the likes of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, and Bruno Guimarães, who have all had impressive seasons at their respective clubs, the team will likely provide more cohesive display in the second game, which also be considered in the Paraguay vs Brazil prediction. Dorival Junior was frustrated with the result, stating that Brazil will aim to play a more versatile brand of football, utilising their pace and skill on the wings. The upcoming match will become the key test for this Brazilian squad, as it will test whether the team can respond to the critique and provide results even not showing its best or not.

Paraguay vs Brazil Prediction

Brazil Handicap - 2

Despite a disappointing 0-0 in the first match, Brazil had its chances, having the xG statistics around 2.0. Paraguay, unlike Costa Rica, offers a bit of a different display, with Colombia showcasing the vulnerabilities of their defence, which are likely to be exposed by Brazil in the upcoming match. As one of the tournament favourites, Brazil has no chances for mistakes in this match, and knowing that, the team is likely to show their best amid the crucial match against Colombia. This Paraguay vs Brazil tip comes at 1.51 at MrPlay.

First Half Winner - Brazil

Despite the fierce opposition from Costa Rica, Brazil had quite a productive first half, having several chances that, however, were not realised. Dorival in his commentary pushed the team towards another strong first half, as he is looking forward to having a comfortable lead before the half time whistle. In the recent head-to-head matches, Brazil won first halves in the 3 out 4 last games. This outcome can be picked up at 1.82 at MrPlay

Vinicius Junior To Score 

Vinicius Junior, as the main contender for the Golden Ball, has put on the leadership mantle in the national team as well. As the key player in both Real Madrid and Brazil, Vinicius aims to open the account of his goals in this Copa America and with the help of his teammates, he has all the chances to secure three points with his goal in the upcoming match, as he is yet score his first goal for Brazil this year. For his goal, MrPlay gives 2.69

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