Watch Chile vs Paraguay – World Cup Qualifying Live Stream
Chile vs Paraguay Live stream
World Cup Qualifiers – South America
Date: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Kick-off at 23:30 UK/ 00:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental David Arellano (Santiago de Chile).
Chile vs Paraguay: Preview and Predictions
Chile are sitting at fourth in the league table and they can finish as high as second with positive results in remaining four games. However, a reverse of this will see them falling out of qualification zone with their Thursday’s opponent and eight placed Paraguay just 5 points away. In a nutshell, this is a must win situation for both teams.
The La Roja are coming on the back of a decent outing at the FIFA Confederations Cup, losing by a narrow 1-0 margin to Germany in the finals. They can take plenty of positives from the tournament outcome and look to transfer the momentum to take maximum points from the remaining four qualification matches.
Chile defeated Venezuela 3-1 at home in their last qualifying match, taking their tally to 3 wins and 1 draw from 5 matches. The lone defeat was away at Argentina by a narrow 1-0 margin.
At home, they were beaten just once in the 7 matches so far, while picking up 5 wins and a draw. They are currently unbeaten in the last four with three straight wins. The fourth is a 0-0 draw against Bolivia which was later awarded as a 3-0 to Chile.
Paraguay struggled for consistency through the competition. They lost 5 of their last 7 qualification matches and they remain at 8th position only because of the strong start to the competition.
Away from home, Paraguay managed just 7 points from their 7 games so far and often failed to find goals when it mattered. However, they did bag a huge win at Argentina last October.
Chile vs Paraguay: Head-to-head
Paraguay won 2-1 when the teams met for the first leg of the qualifiers on September 2016. The result is less than any surprise as Chile often failed to get wins in away trips to Paraguay.
Chile boast of a strong home record against Paraguay and have won in the last four matches. They scored a minimum of 2 goals in each of those wins and Paraguay scored on three occasions.
Chile vs Paraguay: Predictions
It is hard to come to Chile and get away with points, unless otherwise they play extremely bad. Paraguay has been an inconsistent team throughout the competition. With their record in Chile being extremely poor, this match is poised to end in a home win.
Chile vs Paraguay: Bet Tips
FT – Chile to win for 1.47 odds @ Unibet is a banker.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.90 @ Unibet.