The Copa America quarter-finals heat up this weekend as Peru battle it out with Paraguay this weekend. The match schedules for Friday in Goiania with kickoff at midnight for a spot in the final four on the line.
Peru ended the group stages second with a win on the final day, whereas Paraguay finished an impressive group stage campaign in Group A in third place. The side finished off behind Argentina and Uruguay.
Peru head into the clash with a lot of motivation, having won last time out to move into second place on the final day of the group stage. Andre Carillo became the shining light for the side after a curled effort into the box, proving the difference.
The win saw the side pick up seven points in the group stages while finishing off second. The 2-1 win over Colombia was a major point of reflection for Peru to clinch the Copa America.
There is a lot of expectations from the side having reached the finals of the tournament. Los Incas would progress to the quarter-finals after a strong group campaign.
On the other hand, Paraguay had a good start to the group stage campaign after picking six points from their four matches to finish third.
In addition, the group campaign started with a 3-1 win over Bolivia. It followed with a 1-0 defeat against Argentina.
Peru vs Paraguay Head to Head
Both sides have sixteen games against each other, with Peru taking nine wins while Paraguay with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Venezuela 0-1 Peru
- Ecuador 2-2 Peru
- Colombia 1-2 Peru
- Brazil 4-0 Peru
- Ecuador 1-2 Peru
- Uruguay 1-0 Paraguay
- Chile 0-2 Paraguay
- Argentina 1-0 Paraguay
- Paraguay 3-1 Bolivia
- Paraguay 0-2 Brazil
Peru Team News
The omission of attacker Paolo Guerrero to pave the way for new players seems to be paying off. A lot is going on for forwarding Gianluca Lapadula leading the line. Winger Andre Carillo is notching up a lot of threat on the flanks with two goals.
Paraguay Team News
There is a lot of attacking potential for Miguel Almiron, Angelo Romero, and Braian Samudio. Alejandro Romero pushes for a start to the starting lineup after being on the bench for the last two matches.
Prediction and Odds
We envisage a close encounter between the two sides since they both are well-matched sides.
- Peru Win
- Double Chance
- Goals Over 2.5