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Paraguay i Bolivia will face on Tuesday for his first match in Copa America 2021 at the Estadio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico Teixeira in Goiania.

Paraguay lost their last competitive match against Brazil 0-2. Neymar put Selecao ahead in the fourth minute before helping Lucas Paqueta in overtime to help Brazil win the World Cup qualifier.

Paraguay reached the quarterfinals of the competition last time, and Eduardo Berizzo’s team will look like they are mimicking or better than this time.

They drew three consecutive games before the defeat against the hosts of the Copa America, but two of them promised appearances against Argentina and Uruguay.

Bolivia entered the game at the end of the 1-1 draw with Chile. Erick Pulgar opened the scoring in the 69th minute, but Marcelo Martins Moreno converted a shot from the game 13 minutes later to help Bolivia draw.


Paraguay vs Bolivia, mutual duels

Paraguay and Bolivia played 15 games against each other. Paraguay won six games compared to four in Bolivia, while five games ended in a stalemate.

The two South American sides last met in November 2020. They played a fun 2-2 draw, with Angel and Alejandro Romero scoring for the hosts. Marcelo Martins Moreno and Boris Cespedes scored a goal for Bolivia as the match ended in a draw.

A guide to the Paraguayan pattern: WDDDL

Bolivia Form Guide: DLLWD


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Paraguay vs Bolivia Team News

Paraguay

Paraguay has no concerns about injuries due to entering this conflict.

Their defense will be marched by West Ham central defender Fabian Balbuena. Meanwhile, Newcastle United striker Miguel Almiron should lead the attack along with Angel Romero.

Injured: None

Suspicious: None

Suspended: None

Bolivia

Cesar Farias is facing a last-minute COVID crisis in the team. Three Bolivian players and a member of the team’s technical staff tested positive for COVID-19. They were all in isolation, but their identities were not made public.

Bolivia’s hopes of winning this match will rest on the capable shoulders of striker Marcel Moreno, who has scored six goals in his last six appearances.

Injured: None

Suspicious / COVID: Three unnamed players

Suspended: None


Paraguay vs Bolivia Anticipated XI

Paraguay predicts XI (4-4-2): Anthony Silva; Robert Rojas, Fabian Balbuena, Gustavo Gomez, Junior Alonso; Gaston Gimenez, Cardozo Lucena, Richard Sanchez, Oscar Romero; Angel Romero, Miguel Almirón

Predicted XI Bolivia (4-5-1): Carlos Lampe; Diego Bejarano, Luis Haquin, Adrian Jusino, José Sagredo; Henry Vaca, Leonel Justiniano, Danny Beranjano, Boris Cespedes, Rodrigo Ramallo; Marcelo Martins

Note: This Bolivian lineup is an ideal XI that could start against Paraguay. However, some of these players may have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be available for this schedule.


Paraguay vs Bolivia Prediction

Both teams are likely to have a cautious approach, wary of losing the opening game and dropping points. The defensive approach of the teams could result in creating little chance.

With this in mind, we predict a goalless draw.

Prediction: Paraguay 0-0 Bolivia


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