Paraguay vs Uruguay: prediction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier
The Paraguay national team have almost no chance of making it to the World Cup in Qatar. They are currently in the second-last place in the CONMEBOL standings, four points behind the top-5. Replacing Eduardo Berisso by Guillermo Barros Schelotto as head coach hasn't really changed anything - Paraguay lost to Chile (0:1) and Colombia (0:0) in the last two rounds of games.
Uruguay endured a difficult qualifying campaign, too. The visitors are on the 7th line in the table after 14 rounds of games with a better chance of getting a ticket to Qatar than Paraguay - they are only one point behind the top-5. The 0-3 defeat to Bolivia in the last match was the fourth in a row for Uruguay and the last for Oscar Tabares as head coach of the national team - Diego Alonso will lead the Sky-Blues against Paraguay.
This score was recorded in 2 out of 9 home games of Paraguay.
In the last 2 games at home, Paraguay scored against Uruguay in the second half.
In 2 of the last 3 games, Paraguay conceded in the second half.
Before the start of the qualification, Uruguay were considered a clear contender for a ticket to the World Cup, but so far the Sky-Blues are only in 7th place in the table. To reach the playoffs zone, they need to beat Paraguay today. In recent years, Paraguay have been a comfortable opponent for Uruguay, and we will be backing the visitors here.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Uruguay
Neither side has been particularly impressive in the World Cup qualifying. Paraguay are one of the least-scoring teams in South America, and Uruguay have scored only 14 goals in the current qualifiers. However, today the opponents will strive to collect maximum points and go all in. Paraguay and Uruguay make a lot of mistakes on the defensive, so we expect them both to score in the upcoming fixture.
Our second bet - both to score