Argentina and Paraguay will face in the third group stage match of Copa America 2021 on Monday at the National Stadium in Brasilia. Albiceleste are top of Group A with four points, while Paraguay are three points behind in third place, but have played less than their next opponents.
Argentina and Paraguay: Match Statistics
Argentina have failed to score more than once in both matches so far in this year’s Copa America, although they still manage four points in two games.
Lionel Messi is his country’s record scorer with 3 strikes in 146 caps, including one in this tournament. He needs another look to level up with Javier Zanetti as Argentina’s shortest player of all time.
Paraguay ended their four-match winless strike and a two-match goalless streak with a 3-1 win over Bolivia in their first Copa America match.
Argentina have won the tournament 14 times, but have not won the trophy since 1993. They have lost four times since then. Paraguay has won it twice but not since 1979.
Angel Romero is the leading run-scorer in the current Paraguay squad with eight goals in 226 caps.
Argentina still have 15 corners in the tournament and Paraguay had seven wins against Bolivia.
Paraguay Vs Argentina Head to Head
The teams last met in a World Cup qualifier in November and shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw. Both scored in the first 45 minutes of the game.
The previous one was in Copa America 2019 and we were still 1-1. Darlis Gonzalez misses a penalty that could have seen Paraguay snatch an impossible win.
Still, Argentina handed Paraguay their biggest defeat in the 2015 Copa America. The full-time scoreline was 6-1.
Argentina Vs Paraguay predictions
Argentina were able to take 4 points from two tough opponents in the group and they have a good chance to go one step further with a win against Paraguay on Monday.
The prospect of change for Lionel Scanoli’s side has been a source of concern, with the team relying heavily on defenders and Messi for goals.
If the Argentine strikers can look for some form, we saw a big win on Monday, although I see Paraguay as a team that can surprise the big teams on the continent.
Argentina vs Paraguay match details:
When: Monday 21st June / Tuesday 22nd June
Time: 05:30 (IST) / 21:00 (local)
Where: Estadio Nacional de Brasilia