On June 16 2019 at 20:00 at the Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho in the upcoming regular match of the first game week of the Copa America Paraguay national football team will play against Qatar national football team. This will be the match between the solid middle-peasants of the league and the invited national team from Asia.
The level of Paraguay reduced significantly in the last few years and we can say it from the fact that they didn’t manage to make it to the World Cup in Russia last year. Moreover, in the next matches they weren’t very successful either. In the latest five games they only managed to outplay Guatemala and also shared the points with Honduras and South Africa and lost to Peru and Mexico.
Three years ago Qatar were the middle-peasants of the Asian continent and yet their level improved significantly after they became the hosts of the World Cup 2022. Despite the fact that the Blown and Whites lost to Brazil in the latest match, they still managed to outplay Iraq, South Korea, UAE and Japan which let them win their first continental cup in their history.
The bookmakers think that Paraguay will have an advantage this time due to the fact that they are a bit more skilled. Yet, they seem to be underestimating the potential of Qatar which is not so low. Anyway, we think that the Asians will concentrate on defense a lot and that is why there won’t be a lot of goals scored this time.