Stadium: National Stadium (Brasilia)
In the third round of the Copa America 2021, Argentina will play against the team of Paraguay. The Argentinians got off to a good start at the tournament, showed quality football in the match against Uruguay, and quite deservedly defeated their main rival. In the match against Paraguay, the Albiceleste are regarded as favorites, although it is worth noting that the Argentinean team cannot win over Paraguay for almost six years already.
Argentina: they need first place in the group
We have already pointed out that Copa America 2021 is the last chance for a number of players who left their mark in club football but never won anything with their national team. Right now in South America, the Brazilian national team looks the most balanced and strongest. It is not surprising that the Pentacampeones won the Copa a year ago and have had a great start in the current tournament. For Argentina, it is important to meet with Brazil as far up the ladder as possible, which means it is important to take first place in their group because the Pentacampeones are likely to win in their group.
Paraguay: starting with a victory
Like Argentina, the Paraguayan team played one match at the Copa, against Bolivia, one of the weakest teams on the continent. Moreover, the Bolivian team was the first to open the scoring, but before the break the Bolivians were left in the minority, Cuellar was suspended for a second injury. And in the second half, the Paraguayan team managed not just to even the score, but scored three times and won very confidently. In June 2021, the Paraguayans played two more matches in the World Cup qualifying tournament: a defeat against Brazil and a draw against Uruguay.
Betting and prediction
Separately, note that the Paraguayan team for Argentina is a very convenient opponent. For example, in Copa America, Paraguayans have never in their history defeated the Albiceleste, although these teams in the continental tournament played each other 25 times. Now it does not look like the Paraguayan team will be able to take points away from the Argentinians either. The Argentinians came to Brazil with a clear goal, for the fulfillment of which it is important to win their group. Here are the following odds for the game: W1 for 1.53, TU (1.5) for 3.00, Correct Score: Argentina 1-0 for 3.20.