The Copa America 2021 is back in action this week, with Argentina taking on Paraguay in the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia on Monday. Both sides have performed admirably thus far and will be eager to win this game.
Paraguay has outperformed expectations in the Copa America this year, and a win in this match will put them in a strong position to qualify. The Paraguayans defeated Bolivia 3-1 in their previous match and will be looking for an upset in this one.
Argentina, on the other side, overcame arch-rivals Uruguay with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph. La Albiceleste have put together a well-balanced side for the Copa America, and they will be looking to prove themselves in this match.
Paraguay vs. Argentina Head-to-Head
Argentina has a stellar record against Paraguay, winning 58 of the 108 games played between the two nations. Only 16 victories have been achieved by Paraguay versus Argentina, and they will have to be at their best in this encounter.
Last year’s game between the two teams finished in a thrilling 1-1 tie. Paraguay performed admirably on the day and will be hoping for a repeat performance in this match.
Argentina vs Paraguay Predicted XI
Argentina Predicted XI (4-3-3):
Emiliano Martinez; Marcos Acuna, Nicolas Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Nahuel Molina; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Lo Celso; Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Lo Celso; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Giovani Lo Celso; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez
Argentina vs Paraguay Prediction
Argentina’s gutsy performance against Uruguay set a precedent for Copa America 2021, and they’ll have to approach this game with the same spirit. Lionel Messi and Rodrigo De Paul, for example, worked hard over the weekend to assert their impact, and they will have their work cut out for them in this encounter.
Paraguay has been causing Argentina problems in recent months and is capable of pulling off an upset. Argentina, on paper, is the superior squad and should be able to win this match.
Argentina 2-1 Paraguay is my prediction.