Paraguay vs Brazil Prediction: Selecao can get their Copa campaign going

 | Friday 28th June 2024, 14:58pm

Friday 28th June 2024, 14:58pm

Brazil had a frustrating start to their quest to win the Copa America as they had to settle for a goalless draw against Costa Rica in Los Angeles, but they should still be full of confidence for their next Group D encounter against Paraguay, who lost their first match 2-1 to Colombia.

Paraguay vs Brazil Betting Tips

  • Brazil to win to nil @ 19/20 
  • #PickYourPunt - Under 2.5 goals, Rodrygo to have 2+ shots and Matthias Villasanti to be booked @ 9/2 

Paraguay vs Brazil Odds

Brazil are 3/10 to claim their first win of the tournament, while Paraguay are 8/1 to bounce back from their defeat to Colombia and claim the points. The draw is available at 7/2.

Both teams to score can be backed at 5/4, while Brazil striker Endrick is the 4/1 favourite to score the game’s first goal, with Evanilson and Vinicius Junior just behind on 9/2.

Team News

Paraguay coach Daniel Garnero has no fresh injury concerns and looks set to keep faith in goalkeeper Rodrigo Marinigo, who made his debut in the defeat to Colombia.

Wholesale changes are not expected to the Brazil line-up, although Douglas Luiz could move into midfield, while Endrick and Savio are also pushing for starting spots.

Brazil to win to nil @ 19/20 

Brazil can count themselves unfortunate not to have started their Copa America campaign with a win over Costa Rica, who rarely troubled the Selecao defence.

This could prove to be a similar story, only this time Brazil should be banked upon to take advantage of the chances they create.

Paraguay have failed to score in five of their last seven matches against Brazil and this looks set to be a game where they do not enjoy a great deal of time on the ball.

Brazil’s lack of quality finishing cost them in their opener, but they should not make the same mistake again.

Brazil to win to nil at 19/20 #PickYourPunt - Under 2.5 goals, Rodrygo to have 2+ shots and Matthias Villasanti to be booked @ 9/2 

While Brazil created plenty of chances against Costa Rica, it was the fourth time in their last six matches that one of their games has featured fewer than three goals and that could continue in Las Vegas.

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo had six efforts on goal in that game and he looks capable of having at least two shots in the clash with Paraguay, who could find their midfield overrun against a team who enjoyed 74 per cent of possession in their opening game.

Consequently Matthias Villasanti, who plays his club football in Brazil for Gremio, could be handed a yellow card as he committed three fouls without receiving one in Paraguay’s 2-1 loss to Colombia.

#PickYourPunt at 9/2 You can read all our latest Football Betting Tips at our dedicated Betfred Insights content hub.

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