Colombia secured the first place in Group B following a late win over Qatar and now they can relax and use a weakened team in a tilt with Paraguay, who are looking for a victory in order to advance to the knockout stage.
Colombia vs. Paraguay
• Copa America
• Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil
• Sunday 23 June
• 21:00 CET
Colombia Team News and Latest Form
Colombia (W2, GD: 3:0) defeated both Qatar and Argentina to nil and are on a four-game winning streak including friendly matches. Despite losing 2-1 in the previous H2H duel in World Cup 2018 qualifying, Colombia won five of their last six games.
Losing only one friendly prior to this Copa America (W6, D1), Los Cafeteros haven’t allowed in four matches while both teams score in 60.0% of ten last games.
Duván Zapata found the back of the net in three consecutive international appearances and scored 28 goals in all competitions for Serie A side Atalanta last year. Colombia failed to hit the net in only 7.14% of 14 last matches.
Paraguay Team News and Latest Form
Paraguay held Qatar and Argentina to draws and are unbeaten in four matches. Interestingly, Paraguay lost 11 games by a one-goal margin since the 2016 Copa America and have shipped four or more goals in five matches since.
Still, winning only five competitive games since the 2016 Copa America (L7), Los Guaraníes will have to work hard to get just their fifth H2H victory since WC 2002 qualifying (D1, L9). Paraguay will be highly-motivated here as anything but three points could see Argentina steal second position if they beat Qatar.
Oscar Cardozo scored from a penalty spot in his last appearance whilst scoring an 89th-minute equalizer in the previous H2H duel. Both teams scored in 66.67% of Paraguay’s last 12 games.
Colombia vs. Paraguay Head to Head
Colombia and Paraguay faced 37 times since 1947 and Paraguay are actually a better side with 17 wins while Colombia have 16 wins with four draws. However, Los Cafeteros are dominant in recent H2H encounters as they won five of the last six clashes but Paraguay were on the winning side in the latest tilt. In the last 11 H2H meetings, ten games ended 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1, so don’t expect a bunch of goals here.
Colombia vs. Paraguay Betting Tip
These foes haven’t played a draw in the last 11 H2H meetings and one point could be not enough for Paraguay in this one, so Los Guaraníes will have to go for three points. A double chance on Paraguay at 1.60 (-167) is our suggestion while you could also go with a draw at 3.30 (+230).