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)
10 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
The first round of games in Group B were anything but entertaining, with no goals scored in either match, so punters will be looking to Brazil and Paraguay to put that right in the first of tonight’s games from this section.
They might need to wait a little longer, though. Perhaps it has something to do with the freezing temperatures, but the 2011 Copa America has yet to witness much of the flair for which football in these parts is traditionally famed.
It won’t lighten the mood for armchair fans, but the fact that Paraguay have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven matches is an incentive for backing the drought to continue. If Neymar, Robinho and Alexandre Pato couldn’t score against Venezuela then they can expect another tough 90 minutes here.
Paraguay’s recent record against Brazil, the 1.68 favourites on Betdaq, suggests they can definitely hold their own despite being 6.2 outsiders. They’ve won three and drawn one of the last six clashes.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Under 2 goals at around 2.25: 4 points
Friday’s Return: -4.00 points