Brazil vs Paraguay Match Preview of Copa America 2015 Quarter Final

The 8th times Copa America winner Brazil will face Paraguay in the quarter final at the Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo. Brazil played last 4 Copa America quarter finals consecutively and this is the fifth time. Let’s take a look inside the upcoming match. Here is Brazil vs Paraguay Match Preview of Copa America 2015 Quarter Final.

Brazil vs Paraguay Copa America 2015 quarter final

Brazil vs Paraguay Match Preview of Copa America 2015 Quarter Final

Performance in Copa America 2015 so far: Brazil vs Paraguay Match Preview

Brazil In Group Stages of Copa America 2015

Brazil might move to quarter final as the group champion but their performance is less than satisfactory and they have to convince a lot more and more to their misery they lost their best weapon from their arsenal- Neymar. After winning the 1st match against Peru they had to face their 1st defeat after a winning streak of 11 matches. Brazil advanced to the quarter final after the 2-1 victory over Venezuela. The performance of the Brazilian side is not anywhere near their stature. So they have to give everything to seem convincing.

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Although Brazil will miss Neymar but they have no shortage of talent and they will rely on them. Coutinho, Willian and Firmino at the midfield, experienced Robinho at the forward and Alves , Miranda, Thiago and Luis cladded defense are form a formidable force.

International    07 Jun 2015 Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico

International    11 Jun 2015 Brazil 1 – 0 Honduras

Copa America   14 Jun 2015 Brazil 2 – 1 Peru

Copa America   18 Jun 2015 Brazil 0 – 1 Colombia

Copa America   21 Jun 2015 Brazil 2 – 1 Venezuela

Also Read : Neymar Out of Copa America 2015

Paraguay In Group Stages of Copa America 2015

Paraguay finished group stage after the group winner Argentina and advanced to the quarter final. They drew with tournament favorite Argentina, defeat Jamaica and again drew with heavyweight opponent Uruguay.

7 out of last 8 editions of Copa Paraguay advanced to the quarter final but fortune favor them only once. So they will try harder to make it happen again.

Before the Copa Paraguay faced some troubles to find the goal. Their practice games included a goalless draw against UAE. But as the Copa started their problem seemed to be gone as their all three forwards (Lucas Barrios (2), Edgar Benitez and Nelson Valdez) find the net.

International    01Apr 2015   Mexico 1 – 0 Paraguay

International    07Jun  2015  Paraguay 2 – 2 Honduras

Copa America   13Jun  2015  Argentina 2 – 2 Paraguay

Copa America   16Jun  2015  Paraguay 1 – 0 Jamaica

Copa America   20Jun  2015  Uruguay 1 – 1 Paraguay

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Team news : Brazil vs Paraguay match preview

It is expected that both team are going to have the same line up as the last match.

Brazil’s possible XI: Jefferson; Alves, Miranda, Thiago Silva, Luis; Elias, Fernandinho; Willian, Coutinho, Robinho; Firmino.

Paraguay's Forward Lucas Barrios celebrating

Paraguay’s Forward Lucas Barrios celebrating

Paraguay’s possible XI: Villar; Caceres, Da Silva, B Valdez, Piris; Bobadilla, Ortigoza, Benitez, Molinas; Valdez, Barrios.

Head to Head
Brazil Fifa ranking: 5
Paraguay Fifa ranking: 85
Win against Paraguay: 47 times
Win against Brazil: 12 times

Football Lens prediction Of  Brazil vs Paraguay Copa America 2015 Quarter Final

Brazil 1-0 Paraguay

Match: Brazil vs Paraguay

Date : 27 June, 2015 (South America & North America), 28 June 2015 (Asia, Europe & Africa)

Stadium :Estadio Nacional, Santiago

Time : 18:30 Local, 21:30 GMT, 3:00 IST

Wrap up

Though the prediction is for Brazil but there can be upset made by Paraguay. Lost a player like Neymar is going to hurt when you have to face a stronger opponent and Paraguay may shock Brazil as they may show that kind of strength. Brazil needs to perform better in all departments and Dunga’s tactics will be key there. They need to capitalize from the very beginning and put pressure to this Paraguayan side. Winner of this match will play against Argentina in the semifinal of Copa America 2015. It will be enough to inspire the Brazilian side. As the situation suggests, it is going to be a cracker of a match today.

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