On Thursday night, Paraguay host Venezuela in what is a must-win game for the hosts if they are to stand a chance of reaching Qatar 2022.
Paraguay are currently sixth in the standings, four points adrift of fourth-placed Uruguay, whilst Venezuela are at the bottom of the group with just four points from eight matches.
Remarkably, despite having eight points to their name, Paraguay have only won one match in the qualifiers having drawn five others and lost just twice. Their only victory so far came away at Venezuela back in October last year, where a Gaston Gimenez goal in the 85th minute settled the outcome of the match.
Venezuela have a leaky defence, conceding 13 in eight matches and have only scored four times which once again could be to the Paraguayan’s benefit, as they have scored seven times in eight games and will be hoping for a similar outcome to last time’s game on their home turf.