ARGENTINA have secured back-to-back wins over Ecuador and Bolivia, they are now targeting to continue on the form with a third consecutive wins when they face Paraguay in Buenos Aires this Friday.
La Albiceleste scored just three goals in their last 2 games, picking up six points from the fixtures, and this fact hints that Lionel Scaloni’s side will have to work hard to improve their goal scoring prowess if they are to stand a chance of winning this contest.
Argentina have also scored two or less goals in17 of their last 20 games, and with key attacking duo Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala absent from their squad, the hosts look short on goal-scorers again.
Atough Paraguay side that took four points from six so far, lean heavily on their well-organised defence for results, and with their game plan built on strong defensive foundations, under 2.5 goals were scored in nine of their last 11 fixtures.
One of those low-scoring encounters included Paraguay’s last trip to play Argentina in June last year, where Los Guaraníes held their most illustrious hosts to a 1-1 draw.
We expect the teams’ latest tussle to be similarly tight, making the under 2.5 goals market the outstanding choice again in the betting, while a 1-0 Argentina win is favoured for our correct score prediction.
Argentina won three of their last four contests on home soil and kept clean sheets in two of the most recent three of those triumphs. With momentum building and home advantage to harness, La Albiceleste should be able to maintain their 100% start to their campaign at Paraguay’s expense.
PREDICTION: UNDER 3.5 MATCH GOALS