The Brazil vs Paraguay duel in the upcoming round of South American WC Qualifiers can be an interesting one, so read our preview of the game to learn more about it.
Our free betting predictions for Brazil vs Paraguay
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Under 2.5 Total Goals
Three of the previous five head-to-head duels between Brazil and Paraguay have gone under 2.5 total goals and we expect to see the same thing happen in their upcoming match.
Furthermore, Brazil averaged 2.36 goals per game so far in the Qualifiers, while Paraguay averaged 1.87 goals per game, which is the worst average in the group.
Gabriel Barbosa to Score at Any Time
With Brazil already having secured their place in the World Cup, we don't expect them to play some of their more important players in this game. So, we can see Gabriel Barbosa getting a chance over Jesus.
If that happens, we are confident that Barbosa can score a goal in this game. After all, he already scored twice for Brazil in these Qualifiers, despite playing rarely and inconsistently.
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Team news, form, and potential lineups for Brazil vs Paraguay
Both teams are in a tough spot in their quest to reach the main stage of World Cup and this match can cut their hopes completely. So, let's take a closer look at both teams.
The Brazilian national selection already secured a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and they can play out the rest of the matches in the group without any stress. In the last six games, the team has three wins and three draws, so they are still in good form and they will likely try to remain unbeaten in the Qualifiers until the end.
Neymar, Firmino, and Richarlison are out of contention with injuries, while Emerson and Militao are bound to miss this game to serve their respective suspensions.
Brazil predicted lineup:
Ederson – Alves, Marquinhos, Gabriel, Sandro – Fred, Casemiro – Antony, Coutinho, Vinicius – Barbosa
After 15 rounds in WC Qualifiers, Paraguay is one of a few teams still looking for their place in Qatar. However, their loss in the last round to Uruguay likely puts them out of any realistic chance to get to one of the first five spots in the standings since they are currently in the ninth place and six points ahead of Uruguay in the fifth place.
When it comes to team news, Paraguay will be without Kaku, Omar Alderete, and Andres Cubas due to injuries. Otherwise, the rest of the team should be ready for this game against Brazil.
Paraguay predicted lineup:
Silva – Escobar, Martinez, Alonso, Arzamendia – Ojeda, Villasanti, Sanchez, Almiron – Gonzalez, Sanabria
The usual questions for Brazil vs Paraguay
- Who is favoured by the bookies? Brazil is the absolute favourite at 1/4 (1.25) odds.
- Where is the match being held? The match is being held at Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.
- When will the game begin? The game will begin at 12:30 am BST on Wednesday, February 2nd.