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Paraguay vs Argentina Predictions & Tips - Argentina to keep winning in the World Cup qualifiers

  • Paraguay vs Argentina predictions for Friday’s World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played at Estadio Defensores del Chaco (12am BST)
  • Argentina have won 7 of their last 8 matches
  • Can Lionel Messi keep scoring after his hat-trick last time out?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Lionel Messi has scored 6 goals in his last 6 games for Argentina (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 04 Oct 2021
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Paraguay vs Argentina Predictions


Argentina have kept on winning after lifting the Copa America title. With Lionel Messi coming off a hat-trick, I am backing Messi to beat Paraguay in the World Cup qualifiers.
  • Paraguay vs Argentina Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Paraguay Form
  • Paraguay Squad & Team News
  • Argentina Form
  • Argentina Squad & Team News
  • Paraguay vs Argentina Live Stream FAQ

  • Paraguay have lost 2 of their last 4 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Paraguay have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Argentina have won 7 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Argentina have won 4 of their last 5 away matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Argentina’s Lionel Messi has scored 6 goals in his last 6 internationals (all competitions).

Head to Head


Argentina have a 28-3 advantage against Paraguay with 16 draws in 47 matches.

Paraguay Form


Paraguay reached the Copa America quarter-finals where they lost in a penalty shootout against Peru.

Eduardo Berizzo’s side returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 defeat in Ecuador.

Los Guaraníes bounced back with a 1-1 draw against Colombia and 2-1 win against Venezuela with goals to David Martínez and Kaku.

Paraguay Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Antony Silva, Gerardo Ortíz
Defenders: Gustavo Gómez (captain), Júnior Alonso, Fabián Balbuena, Santiago Arzamendia, Robert Rojas, Blas Riveros, Omar Alderete, Juan Escobar, David Martínez
Midfielders: Richard Sánchez, Mathías Villasanti, Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Gastón Giménez, Jorge Morel
Forwards: Hernán Pérez, Miguel Almirón, Antonio Sanabria, Braian Samudio, Carlos González, Luis Amarilla

Bruno Valdez, Óscar Romero and Ángel Romero miss out.

Miguel Almirón has scored 3 goals in 35 internationals.

Argentina Form


Argentina haven’t lost since 2019 and recently won the Copa America. La Albiceleste beat Brazil 1-0 in the final with Ángel Di María scoring the winner.

Lionel Scaloni’s side returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 3-1 win in Venezuela.

Argentina’s last match was a 3-0 win against Bolivia with Lionel Messi hitting a hat-trick.

Argentina Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martínez, Esteban Andrada, Juan Musso
Defenders: Nicolás Otamendi, Marcos Acuña, Nicolás Tagliafico, Germán Pezzella, Gonzalo Montiel, Juan Foyth, Lucas Martínez Quarta, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez, Facundo Medina
Midfielders: Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Giovani Lo Celso, Guido Rodríguez, Ángel Correa, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolás Domínguez, Alejandro Gómez
Forwards: Lionel Messi (captain), Lautaro Martínez, Nicolás González, Joaquín Correa, Lucas Alario, Julián Álvarez

Paulo Dybala and Sergio Agüero are injured.

Lionel Messi has scored 79 goals in 153 internationals.

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Verdict

Argentina are backed to beat Paraguay and hold onto second spot in the World Cup qualifiers. Lionel Messi is backed to keep scoring after his hat-trick against Bolivia.

Best Bet: Argentina Win Full Time Result $1.70 at Ladbrokes Australia - 5 Units
Value Bet: Argentina Win To Nil $2.70 at Neds - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Lionel Messi First Goalscorer $3.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Argentina Win 2-0 Correct Score $7.50 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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