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Paraguay vs Bolivia, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Preview, Prediction, Head-to-Head, Team Squads and More



Paraguay vs Bolivia 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 1

The teams of Paraguay and Bolivia at Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion for a match of the fourth round of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. Paraguay is sitting on the fifth spot in the standings in zone South America with five points, while Bolivia is in the last tenth place without any points of yet.

Paraguay procured a major outcome against Argentina last Thursday, getting a 1-1 draw against Argentina at La Bombonera because of a penalty by Angel Romero. They get Bolivia now with the opportunity to complete Matchday 4 with a success.

Bolivia, then again, come from losing against Ecuador at home in a game that they might have won. They need a triumph to keep a little expectation alive to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

La Verde have been the most exceedingly awful team in the confederation for the past several years. They are positioned 79th in the world and have been unsuccessfully attempting to represent the continent in the world cup for the past several editions.

Starting at now they are set dead rearward in the table with a 100% losing record, and in the process, they have likewise yielded the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition.

They had additionally smashed out of the 2019 Copa America in the Group Stage itself, and that too with a 100% losing record.

Going on, they likewise have a horrible record on the road throughout the previous year, and they have an awfully inferior h2h record against this adversary.

The White and Red, who are unbeaten so far in the competition, will discover this match-up an incredible opportunity to ascend the table – particularly since the team set simply above them (Uruguay) are set in opposition to Brazil this match-day.

The 2019 Copa America saw Paraguay arrive at the second round before a 0-0 draw and elimination on penalties against inevitable champs Brazil.

Their outcomes in friendlies after that competition were conflicting with two successes, two draws, and two misfortunes yet they played those matches on the road.

Paraguay have made a decent beginning to their World Cup qualifying campaign. They drew 2-2 at home against Peru the opener before a 1-0 success away in Venezuela. Their last match finished a 1-1 draw away to Argentina.

Angel Romero gave Paraguay the lead from the penalty spot before Nicolas Gonzalez equalized for Argentina.

Eduardo Berizzo has a strong squad to call upon for this game. West Ham’s Fabián Balbuena secures their backline while the forefront is full of pace and energy. Newcastle’s Miguel Almirón will give width and speed to the team.

In advance, Angel Romero got a brace in the 2-2 draw against Peru and scored again against Argentina. He should carry the side’s attack from a more extensive role.

Derlis González stays undesirable despite having seven international goals to his name, more than any of the players selected by the coach in the current squad.

Bolivia are battling seriously and have lost 11 of their last 12 matches with simply a success against Haiti in a friendly match during that run.

En route, they lost every one of their matches in 2019 Copa America as they were beaten by possible finalists Brazil and Peru, as well as by Venezuela.

Bolivia began their World Cup qualification games with a 5-0 misfortune away to Brazil and followed that up by losing 2-1 to Argentina.

In their last match, they lost 3-2 at home to Ecuador. Juan Carlos Arce gave Bolivia the lead before falling 2-1 behind. Marcelo Martins evened out yet a late penalty gave the host team a 3-2 misfortune.

Bolivia have the entirety of their best option players to call upon in this match. In advance, coach César Farías keeps on leaving out inconceivably experienced striker, Juan Carlos Arce (11 goals in 70 caps).

Striker Marcelo Martins has 20 goals in his 78 appearances for his nation and will lead the line in the attack in the wake of scoring against Ecuador on Thursday.

The defensive line will be anchored by 30-year-old Gabriel Valverde.

Ángel Romero’s first-half penalty demonstrated enough for Paraguay to procure a hard-battled draw in Buenos Aires against Argentina, who were left regretting missed opportunities. Lionel Messi had a goal denied after VAR review and hit the woodwork, while Stuttgart forward Nicolas Gonzalez proceeded with his brilliant club form with a first senior strike.

It was an instance of two points dropped for Lionel Scaloni’s men, as their furious opponents Brazil squeezed past Venezuela 24 hours after the fact to stay top. Nonetheless, it was a welcome outcome from Paraguay’s point of view, reaffirming their conviction that they can hang with South America’s best countries.

Newcastle midfielder Miguel Almiron has been disappointing on Tyneside since a £21.6m move from Atlanta United in January 2019, however stayed influential at the international level.

He was obviously their best player against Argentina: three tackles, seven duels won, one key pass, successful dribble, and won the penalty for Romero’s opener. You’d expect he’ll relish the opportunity to penetrate a Bolivia backline this week who keep on battling defensively.

Concerning the guests? They’ll be without centre-back Gabriel Valverde, who limped off in the second-half with an injury.

Ronny Montero will probably partner Adrian Jusino at the back, while Moised Villarroel ought to be rewarded with a beginning after an impressive appearance from the seat.

Paraguay vs Bolivia Head-to-head (h2h)

Paraguay and Bolivia have met an aggregate of 68 games, with the Paraguayans having the advantage over their Tuesday’s opponent. At the time of composing, they have won 37 times while Bolivia has acquired success in 15 challenges.

Paraguay have a 6-4 advantage against Bolivia in their 14 meetings with 4 matches drawn.

The last experience was in 2016 in a World Cup qualifier as Bolivia won 1-0 at home in La Paz.

Eduardo Berizzo’s men had recorded 18 of the previous 24 overall successes. They had scored a total of six goals from the previous three fixtures. They had kept clean sheets in four of the last seven experiences. Not once have they lost a game at home against this adversary. Starting at now, they are on a 20-game unbeaten run at home.

Since 2005, Alvaro Pena’s men have scored a total of one goal on the road.

Paraguay vs Bolivia Match Information

  • Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
  • Time: 6:00 PM (ET) / 3:00 PM (PT)
  • Location: Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
  • Paraguay vs Bolivia: Time In The U.S. By State
    • ET: 6:00 PM
    • CT: 5:00 PM
    • MT: 4:00 PM
    • PT: 3:00 PM

How to watch or live to stream online Paraguay vs Bolivia in the U.S.

This fascinating game between Paraguay and Bolivia to be played at Estadio Defensores del Chaco will broadcast by, FOX Deportes in the United States.

Paraguay vs Bolivia Prediction

Paraguay will feel they were to some degree lucky to escape from their trip to Argentina with a draw last Friday however, in any case, they stay unbeaten after three games in their qualification campaign and will extravagant their odds of broadening that streak as the welcome a Bolivia side who are yet to get a point themselves.

The guests’ away form is famously poor, with wins on the road extraordinarily uncommon for them over the years, and they have all the more recently scored only once in their last nine away games. Given the hosts’ fair form up until now, they are liked to tie down a success to nil here.

The White and Red held Argentina to a 1-1 draw the last match-day on the road. In the interim, La Verde lost 2-3 at home against Ecuador.

Going on, Berizzo’s men are on a six-fixture unbeaten run, and they had likewise remained so in 12 of their first 15 fixtures. Furthermore, significantly, at home, they have not lost in over the past three years.

Then again, their partners had lost 11 of their first 12 match-ups and stayed winless on the road in 30 of the previous 32 attempts. Truth be told, 25 of these were misfortunes too.

Likewise, they additionally have an awful h2h record against this opponent. They have not won once away from home since 1946, and have scored a grand total of one goal in such games in the previous 15-year time frame.

All things considered, anticipate that Paraguay should dominate procedures as it so happens at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco.

Paraguay has gone to some truly solid troupe, and Bolivia should walk the additional mile on the off chance that they should make a furious in this game. Notwithstanding, without a doubt, the hosts, who likewise have better quality in their squad, should advantage of this game and proceed with their march from the qualifiers.

On the rear of guaranteeing a draw in Argentina, we can’t back against this resolute Paraguay side. Bolivia may pull out all the stops after losing late on in their last fixture, yet the home side ought to have enough quality to edge to triumph, possibly by the odd goal in three.

Paraguay vs Bolivia Team Squads

Paraguay Squad

Goalkeepers: Alfredo Aguilar, Antony Silva, Miguel Martínez.

Defenders: Santiago Arzamendia, Fabián Balbuena, Blás Riveros, Omar Alderete, Robert Rojas, Juan Escobar, Gustavo Gómez, Júnior Alonso, Alberto Espínola.

Midfielders: Gastón Giménez, Andrés Cubas, Jorge Morel, Richard Sánchez, Matías Rojas, Mathías Villasanti, Miguel Almirón, Óscar Romero, Rodrigo Rojas, Ángel Cardozo.

Forwards: Braian Samudio, Ángel Romero, Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Antonio Sanabria, Raúl Bobadilla, Darío Lezcano, Hernán Pérez, Sebastián Ferreira

Bolivia Squad

Goalkeepers: Javier Rojas Iguaro, Carlos Lampe, Jimmy Roca

Defenders: Jesús Sagredo, José María Carrasco, Carlos Áñez, Luis Demiquel, Saúl Torres, Gabriel Valverde, Leonardo Zabala, Guimer Justiniano, José Sagredo,

Midfielders: Boris Céspedes, Christian Árabe, Antonio Bustamante, Rudy Cardozo, Raúl Castro, Alejandro Chumacero, Jaume Cuéllar, Diego Wayar, Jhasmani Campos, Franz Gonzales, Erwin Junior Sánchez

Forwards: Carlos Saucedo, Nelson Orozco, Marcelo Martins, César Menacho, Fernando Saldías, Bruno Miranda

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