Paraguay vs Ecuador Prediction, Tips & Offers

Grant McQuillan

Paraguay vs Ecuador Prediction

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Paraguay vs Ecuador Prediction

Paraguay will play against Ecuador in what is set to be a near meaningless game for the home side here as they sit ninth in the table and are unable to overturn the nine-point gap on the top four automatic places without a miracle.

Paraguay have had a torrid time in the South American table of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, as they have lost seven games and drawn seven too, while also winning just twice all campaign long - no side from all 10 nations have won fewer than them.

At the same time, this comes with one of the worst goalscoring records on record in the South American side of things. Paraguay have scored only nine times across 16 games, which to put in perspective, is 14 fewer than Bolivia just above them by two points.

As Ecuador, they've had an excellent time and are now set to get into their first World Cup since 2014 and only their fourth in their history with them now in third after a 1-1 draw with Peru. This puts them now four clear of Peru in fifth place, meaning there is plenty of breathing space within the automatic qualification spots.

We're going to back Ecuador to win here with their record too good right now for most to deal with, and they are in fact way ahead of elite nations like Colombia and Uruguay in their pursuit of returning to the World Cup at the end of this year.

Paraguay team news

Antony Silva is the main man for Paraguay still, and the 38-year-old will stay in goal here. Captain and one of the best defenders plying their trade in South America, Gustavo Gómez, is set to captain and lead his side out from the back alongside Junior Alonso, Fabian Balbuena, Robert Rojas, and Omar Alderete Boca Juniors star, Oscar Romero, will be the main man in the middle for Paraguay once again and he will be looking to add to his four goals for his nation - that is the third-highest amount from a player in this Paraguay squad. Miguel Almiron only has three goals and he will be in the side once more, with Richard Sanchez likely going to play in midfield too with Richard Ortiz. Angel Romero should start too, while there could be debuts for Robert Morales and Sebastian Ferreira.

Ecuador team news

Hernán Galíndez only has nine caps despite being 34 years old, and he is expected to get cap number 10 here between the posts for Ecuador. Robert Arboleda has 30 caps at 30 years of age and he will play here once more alongside Villarreal star, Pervis Estupiñán, with Angelo Preciado also set to play with Seattle Sounders man Xavier Arreaga. Piero Hincapie hasn't got much action for Bayer Leverkusen this season, but he should play here once more for his country. Carlos Gruezo should stay in midfield with Angel Mena, Jhegson Mendez, and Gonzalo Plata. Romario Ibarra also has three goals in 18 caps for Ecuador and may play too, but top marksman, Enner Valencia, will play up top with D.C United star, Michael Estrada.


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