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Paraguay vs Venezuela Predictions & Tips - Close contest in the World Cup qualifiers

  • Paraguay vs Venezuela preview, predictions & tips
  • The World Cup qualifier is being played on Thursday (11.30pm BST)
  • Paraguay have drawn 5 of their last 8 World Cup qualifiers
  • Can Venezuela get a result in Asuncion?
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Paraguay host Venezuela in the World Cup qualifiers on Thursday (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 08 Sep 2021
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Paraguay vs Venezuela Predictions


Venezuela rarely win on the road in the World Cup qualifiers. With Paraguay below their best and struggling for victories, I am backing a draw in Asuncion.
  • Paraguay vs Venezuela Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Paraguay Form
  • Paraguay Squad & Team News
  • Venezuela Form
  • Venezuela Squad & Team News
  • Paraguay vs Venezuela Live Stream FAQ

  • Paraguay have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Paraguay have drawn 3 of their last 4 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Paraguay have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Paraguay have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 6 matches matches against Venezuela (all competitions).
  • Venezuela have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 12 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Venezuela have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Paraguay have an 18-4 advantage against Venezuela with 4 draws in 26 matches.

Paraguay Form


Paraguay reached the Copa America quarter-finals. They beat Bolivia and Chile in the group stage with defeats against Brazil and Argentina.

Eduardo Berizzo’s side lost in a penalty shootout against Peru in the quarter-finals.

Los Guaraníes returned to the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 defeat in Ecuador. They had 36% possession and were close to earning a draw before conceding two late goals.

Paraguay returned home where they drew 1-1 against Colombia. Antonio Sanabria opened the scoring in the 40th minute.

Paraguay Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Antony Silva, Alfredo Aguilar, Gerardo Ortíz
Defenders: Gustavo Gómez (captain), Júnior Alonso, Fabián Balbuena, Santiago Arzamendia, Robert Rojas, Alberto Espínola, Omar Alderete, David Martínez, Alexis Duarte
Midfielders: Óscar Romero, Richard Sánchez, Mathías Villasanti, Ángel Cardozo, Robert Piris Da Motta, Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Gastón Giménez, Andrés Cubas, Jorge Morel, José Florentín, Hugo Martínez, Braian Ojeda
Forwards: Hernán Pérez, Ángel Romero, Miguel Almirón, Antonio Sanabria, Braian Samudio, Lorenzo Melgarejo, Julio Enciso, Luis Amarilla, Sebastián Ferreira

Gerardo Ortíz, Alexis Duarte, José Florentín, Hugo Martínez, Braian Ojeda, Luis Amarilla and Sebastián Ferreira were called up for the first time.

San Lorenzo striker Ángel Romero has scored 8 goals in 32 internationals.

Venezuela Form


Venezuela have won one of their last 12 matches in all competitions. 

La Vinotinto couldn’t win a game at Copa America, losing against Brazil and Peru with draws against Colombia and Ecuador.

Leonardo González’s side have had some bad luck in the World Cup qualifiers. They lost 3-1 against Argentina after Adrián Martínez was sent off in the 32nd minute.

Venezuela lost 1-0 in Peru on Monday. They battled hard after Tomás Rincón was sent off in the 38th minute but couldn’t find an equaliser.

Venezuela Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez, Joel Graterol, Rafael Romo
Defenders: Roberto Rosales, Alexander González, Mikel Villanueva, José Manuel Velázquez, Ronald Hernández, Jhon Chancellor, Adrián Martínez, Nahuel Ferraresi, 
Oscar González, Daniel Carrillo
Midfielders: Tomás Rincón (Captain), Rómulo Otero, Jhon Murillo, Júnior Moreno, Jefferson Savarino, Yeferson Soteldo, Bernaldo Manzano, José Martínez, Edson Castillo, Eduard Bello
Forwards: Freddy Vargas, Salomón Rondón, Josef Martínez, Jan Carlos Hurtado, Eric Ramírez

Yordan Osorio, Darwin Machís, Juan Pablo Añor, Fernando Aristeguieta and Andrés Ponce are injured.

Oscar González, Daniel Carrillo and Freddy Vargas were called up for the first time.

Adrián Martínez is available after suspension but Tomás Rincón is suspended.

Salomón Rondón has scored 31 goals in 82 internationals but hasn’t featured in the last week.

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Verdict

Paraguay have become draw specialists in the World Cup qualifiers. I think they are too short here and am backing Venezuela to earn a point in Asuncion.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals $1.66 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result $3.80 at Neds - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 0-0 Draw Correct Score $9.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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