Colombia vs Paraguay – 2018 World Cup Qualification:The Colombians are currently in 3rd place of this group…
And close to ensuring their qualification for the World Cup. They could have already achieved that objective officially, but they weren’t able to beat Venezuela away from home 2 rounds ago, in a match that finished 0-0.
On the last round, playing at home, they couldn’t get more than a 1-1 draw with Brazil on a very close match.
The Colombians have another chance here and if they win, they will clear up all doubts and secure their spot in next year’s World Cup.
Colombia always has a strong support at home and they have a team with a lot of quality, with James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcão, Cuadrado and the others offering many quality solutions to the National team.
Paraguay is still dreaming of qualifying. Mathematically, it is still possible, but they are forced to win this match.
A draw might not be enough and if Chile and Argentina both win their matches, that would live the Paraguayans on a very delicate situation, so only the win matters for them, to allow them to keep dreaming.
Paraguay won 3-0 in Chile two rounds ago, in a match where their counter-attacks worked perfectly. Then, playing at home against Uruguay, they lost 1-2 and strongly compromised
Their chances of attending the World Cup.
It is essential for them to get these 3 points in Colombia and they are well aware of it.
They are preparing the match to win it and I think they will use the same strategy they used with Chile which is giving the initiative to their opponent and exploit that with some venomous counter attacks in quick transition.
Colombia vs Paraguay – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Colombia are close but they haven’t still secured their spot on the World Cup. This round is very important for both of these National teams and neither of them wants to fail here.
The draw could eventually be a better result for Colombia, but even then, they would still be at risk of not qualifying going into the last round, where anything can happen.
Here they have a flagrant chance that they can’t waste.
Paraguay are forced to win in order to keep their hopes of qualification but despite that, I don’t expect them to go on the attack deliberately, since I think they will opt to play on the counter-attack.
This way, I see Colombia having more ball possession, taking control of the match and with that said,
I believe that they can eventually get the goal on an offensive play thanks to a team effort, a moment of creativity by James Rodríguez, Falcão’s goal scoring prowess or even Cuadrado’s irreverence. Colombia wins this match.
|Colombia to win||