Kick-off: 0100, 29/06/2021
Stadium: Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos
TV: BBC Digital
Uruguay have a big incentive to beat Paraguay in their closing Copa America Group A contest, as a victory will keep them away from Brazil’s half of the knockout draw.
La Celeste do seem to be running into form after a sticky spell in front of goal, with their star strikers back firing.
Punters can get Evens for them to prevail in Rio and that is our first Uruguay vs Paraguay prediction.
A Look At Uruguay’s Betting Odds
Uruguay warmed up for this tournament with goalless draws against Paraguay and Venezuela in World Cup qualifiers.
Oscar Tabarez’s team drew a blank up front again when beginning the pool stage with a 1-0 loss to Argentina.
However, Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez equalised in a 1-1 draw with Chile before Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani netted in a 2-0 triumph over Bolivia.
The last result gave us a trio of successful selections, including a 19/4 correct score pay-out.
Cavani could easily have had a couple more goals in that game while Maxi Gomez missed an absolute sitter in the closing stages.
La Celeste have started to create chances, though, and that should stand them in good stead here.
A win would push them up the table and make things a little easier from then on, so Tabarez will be keen to continue the improvement.
Looking at the Uruguay vs Paraguay odds, we reckon 7/2 for the resurgent Cavani to break the deadlock is worth support.
A Look At Paraguay’s Betting Odds
Paraguay took full advantage of Chile being below par when securing a convincing 2-0 success in Brasilia.
Newcastle playmaker Miguel Almiron set up Braian Samudio for his first international goal and then scored the second himself.
Los Guaranies kicked off their campaign by coming from behind to beat Bolivia 3-1, with Angel Romero hitting a double.
However, Eduardo Berizzo’s side went down 1-0 to Argentina in between and do tend to flounder against the top teams.
Brazil beat them 2-0 in an Asuncion World Cup qualifier earlier this month and Uruguay will hope to prove a cut above, too.
We like 5/2 for La Celeste to win by any one-goal margin to finish off our Uruguay vs Paraguay betting tips.
Bolivia 0-2 URUGUAY – Quinteros (og), Cavani
Chile 0-2 PARAGUAY – Samudio, Almiron (pen)
Head-to-head: Uruguay 0-0 Paraguay, Paraguay 1-2 Uruguay, Uruguay 4-0 Paraguay, Uruguay 1-1 Paraguay
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