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Paraguay vs Peru Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Close contest expected in the World Cup qualifiers

  • Paraguay welcome Peru for their opening World Cup qualifier
  • Peru have scored only 3 goals in their last 6 international matches
  • Under 2.5 goals has been seen in 8 of Paraguay’s last 9 matches
  • The match will be played at the Estadio Defensores de Chaco in Asuncion
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Paraguay can get their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a solid start with a draw against Peru (Getty Images)

Paraguay open their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign as they host Peru at the Estadio Defensores de Chaco. Both teams struggled in front of goal in 2019, as they return to international football for the first team in 2020 we can expect a cagey affair.

Paraguay Form


Paraguay enter their World Cup qualifying having not played a match in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are undefeated in their last three matches with one victory and two draws.

In October 2019 Paraguay drew 1-1 away against Slovakia in an international friendly. That was followed by a 1-0 victory in Bulgaria before drawing 0-0 away against Saudi Arabia.

Paraguay News


Paraguay have minimal concerns in terms of injury. From their last outing centre-back Bruno Valdez and Jorge Moreira have not made the squad.

Fortunately winger and star player Miguel Almiron has arrived in Paraguay and should be raring to go.

Paraguay Squad


Goalkeepers: Antony Silva, Roberto Fernández, Gerardo Ortíz.

Defenders: Gustavo Gómez, Júnior Alonso, Fabián Balbuena, Santiago Arzamendia, Blás Riveros, Juan Escobar, Robert Rojas, Juan Gabriel Patiño, Omar Alderete, Alberto Espínola.

Midfielders: Óscar Romero, Miguel Almirón, Celso Ortiz, Richard Sánchez, Mathías Villasanti, Ángel Cardozo, Andrés Cubas, Gastón Giménez.

Forwards: Hernán Pérez, Ángel Romero, Darío Lezcano, Antonio Sanabria, Raúl Bobadilla, Alejandro Romero, Braian Samudio, Adam Bareiro

Peru Form


Peru enjoyed a fine run in the 2019 Copa America as they reached the final where they lost 3-1 to Brazil in Rio.

Peru lost their first match after the tournament 1-0 at home to Ecuador. They did however gain some revenge for their final defeat by beating Brazil 1-0 away. Since then Peru have lost 1-0 away against Uruguay, drew 1-1 at home against the same opponents and lost their last match 1-0 away to Colombia. 

Peru News


Forward Jefferson Farfan is looking likely to start after missing Peru’s last encounter.

He is likely to partner Raul Ruidiaz in attack with Pablo Guerrero missing from the squad.

Peru Squad


Goalkeeper: Pedro Gallese, José Carvallo, Carlos Cáceda.

Defenders: Luis Advíncula, Christian Ramos, Carlos Zambrano, Miguel Trauco, Aldo Corzo, Luis Abram, Miguel Araujo, Anderson Santamaría, Marcos López.

Midfielders: Yoshimar Yotún, Christian Cueva, Renato Tapi, , Pedro Aquino, Christofer Gonzáles, Sergio Peña, Wilder Cartagena, David Dioses.

Forwards: Jefferson Farfán, André Carrillo, Raúl Ruidíaz, Andy Polo, Aldair Rodríguez, Matías Succar, Álex Valera

Paraguay vs Peru Head to Head


Peru hold a 9-6 lead over Paraguay in their 18 previous encounters. They last played in March 2019 when Peru won 1-0 at home. 

Paraguay vs Peru Odds


Paraguay are favourites at 2.10 with Peru priced at 3.60. A draw can be backed at 3.20 with bet365.

Over 2.5 goals have odds of 2.40 while under will pay 1.53.

Paraguay vs Peru Match Up


Paraguay and Peru have both struggled to score goals in their most recent matches and having not played for around 12 months, it is difficult to see a high scoring match here.

Paraguay vs Peru Stats


  • Paraguay have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Paraguay have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches (Friendlies).
  • Paraguay have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Peru (all competitions).
  • Peru have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (Friendlies).
  • Peru have seen under 1.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (Friendlies).
  • Peru have scored 3 goals in their last 6 matches (all competitions).

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Where is Paraguay vs Peru played?

Paraguay vs Peru is being played at the Estadio Defensores de Chaco in Paraguay.

When is Paraguay vs Peru being played?

Paraguay vs Peru is being played at 23:30 BST on Thursday 8 September 2020.

What competition are Paraguay vs Peru playing in?

Paraguay vs Peru are playing in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match.

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Verdict

This should be a low scoring encounter that is likely to end in a 1-1 draw.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-188.68 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @220 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @500 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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