In the match of the 4th round of the group stage of the Copa America, Chile and Paraguay will face off. On whose side will luck turn out to be?
Before the final round, the national team of Chile guaranteed itself a place in the playoffs, placing in the second position with five points. The Chileans drew with Argentina and Uruguay, both times 1-1, and between the world achieved a minimal victory over Bolivia (1-0). It is unlikely that the Chileans will be able to finish on the first line, since Argentina is on it, which has two points more, but it is very realistic to stay in second place, for this it is necessary to beat Paraguay.
There is a high probability that Paraguay will also make it to the playoffs, but only from the fourth place. At the moment, the Paraguayans occupy the third place and have three points. In the first match, the national team of Bolivia (3-1), which is the main competitor of Paraguay in the fight for the fourth position, was beaten, and in the second it was defeated by Argentina (0-1). Paraguay can secure a way out of the group after the reporting match. To do this, he needs at least not to lose to Chile, and for Bolivia to remain without points in the game with Uruguay.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Sanchez (muscle injury) - Chile.
Statistics and figures:
- The national team of Chile scored five points out of nine possible;
- Paraguay has a win and a loss after two rounds;
- In the previous two head-to-head matches, Paraguay won.
The game is important for both teams, as a victory guarantees each exit from the group. I think that the match is unlikely to be productive, since both Chile and Paraguay are not fans of the scoring extravaganza, often preferring to achieve minimal victories.