Brazil vs Paraguay Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualification

27th March 2017 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions

The Brazilians look pretty assured of a place at World Cup 2018 as they hold a seven-point lead at the top of the table. That was after beating second placed Uruguay 4-1 heavily in their last game, just to reaffirm their CONMEBOL supremacy. They face a home game against Paraguay in midweek to try and take three points. If Ecuador and Chile both lose while Brazil wins in the next round of matches, the Selecao will guarantee themselves a spot in Russia next summer. Paraguay earned a 2-2 draw against Brazil earlier in the qualification campaign and a point would be big for them as they look to close in on the qualification spots.

Brazil have been in irresistible form lately too as they have won their last seven games on the bounce, including qualification victories (and convincing ones at that) over Argentina and Uruguay. They hammered Uruguay 4-1 last week to extend their advantage at the table and they have gone W5 D1 in their home games so far in World Cup 2018 qualifying. There have been three clean sheets in those six game for them and Brazil to win to nil at Sky Bet is an 8/11 quote.

Brazil have drawn each of their last four games against Paraguay now, including a 2-2 draw out on the road against them in this qualification campaign. However, even with that in mind, it’s hard to see them not winning in Sao Paulo in the week. Brazil are a confident-looking side at the moment and it’s going to take something special from the visitors to stop the Selecao taking maximum points. Brazil have scored at least two goals in each of their last seven games played home and away and a Brazil 2-0 return in this one is a 5/1 correct score option at Sky Bet.

Brazil have netted eight goals in their last two home qualifiers and are likely to find their way through the Paraguay back line. Neymar was on target against Uruguay last week and he is a 13/8 First Goalscorer outright favourite with Sky Bet in this one. Brazil have struggled against Paraguay having gone just W2 D5 L3 against them, but their current form suggests that they can make light work of their opponents this time around. Brazil could land a damaging blow to Paraguay’s qualification hopes.

Paraguay are three points out of the CONMEBOL automatic qualification spots in the group, but they just about stayed in touch with a win over Ecuador on home soil last week. But a loss in this one could leave them out of touch with just four games to play. Paraguay have netted just 13 goals in their 13 qualification matches and lost 1-0 at Bolivia in their last away game, the Bolivians being the lowest scoring side in the qualification group and who have lost 10 of their 13 games. On the road overall in World cup 2018 qualifying, Paraguay have gone W2 D1 L3 with just four goals scored.

Brazil vs Paraguay Odds

Brazil 2/11, Draw 11/2 Paraguay 14/1

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Brazil vs Paraguay Betting Tips

It is hard to see any other outcome than a comfortable home win for Brazil. They are just scoring so freely at the moment and Paraguay doesn’t have too much in offence to really stand toe to toe with the Selecao. Look for a home win and probably by a good two-goal margin as well.

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