Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Brazil v Paraguay
KO 20:00, ESPN
(Max last 10 only)
09 Jul 2011 Copa America Brazil 2-2 Paraguay
11 Jun 2009 World Cup qualifier Brazil 2-1 Paraguay
15 Jun 2008 World Cup qualifier Paraguay 2-0 Brazil
05 Jun 2005 World Cup qualifier Brazil 4-1 Paraguay
14 Jul 2004 Copa America Brazil 1-2 Paraguay
31 Mar 2004 World Cup qualifier Paraguay 0-0 Brazil
21 Aug 2002 International friendly Brazil 0-1 Paraguay
15 Aug 2001 World Cup qualifier Brazil 2-0 Paraguay
18 Jul 2001 Copa America Brazil 3-1 Paraguay
18 Jul 2000 World Cup qualifier Paraguay 2-1 Brazil
22 Jun 1997 Copa America Brazil 2-0 Paraguay
Brazil finally came alive in their closing Group B match with a 4-2 win over Ecuador which took them to the top of the section and confirmed their quarter-final berth.
Two goals apiece from AC Milan forward Pato and Santos’ wanted man Neymar saw Brazil home and Mano Menezes’ side will be confident of continuing their progress at Paraguay’s expense tonight.
Brazil needed a last minute equaliser from Fred to earn a draw in the group stage against Paraguay, but after finding form, they will be confident of seeing their opponents off this time.
The five-time World Cup winners are gunning for their eighth Copa America title and a hat-trick of tournament wins. As the game’s 1.67 favourites they should take a step nearer to realising that dream against 6.2 underdogs Paraguay.
The Paraguayans haven’t hit top gear yet – and might not get the chance. They drew all three of their pool fixtures, including a 3-3 draw with Venezuela in the last one after conceding goals in the 89th and 92nd minute.
Any more lapses in concentration will be punished by Brazil and the jollies look worth backing to advance to the semi finals.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Brazil at around 1.67: 6 points
Saturday’s Return: -11 points