Costa Rica vs Paraguay prediction 03/07/2024 | Copa America

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

2 - 1

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Full time: 2 - 1

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Paraguay

Paraguay

1

4.76

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3.58

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1.85

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  • Date: 03.07.2024
  • Competition: Copa America
  • KO: 03:00 CEST
  • Venue: Q2 Stadium (Austin, Texas)

The Copa America group stage comes to a conclusion on Wednesday evening as Costa Rica battles Paraguay at Q2 Stadium. 

Costa Rica vs Paraguay Betting Tips - BTTS

Costa Rica come into their final group phase fixture with qualification hopes all but over following a 3:0 defeat against Colombia on matchday two. Having begun their campaign with a hard-fought draw against Brazil, Gustavo Alfaro´s side were well beaten by the Colombians, and now face elimination barring a minor miracle on Wednesday.

Trailing Brazil by three points following the Brazilians 4:1 win against Paraguay, Costa Rica must win and hope for a six goal swing. Brazil will qualify should they pick up a point or more against Colombia.

For Paraguay, elimination has already been confirmed after back-to-back defeats against Colombia (2-1) and Brazil (4-1). After a spirited performance on matchday one, the Paraguayans were decisively dismissed by a much-improved Brazilian side earlier this week.

Ranked 52nd and 58th respectively in the FIFA rankings, there is little to choose between these sides, and a competitive affair is anticipated at Q2 Stadium.

Under this context, I expect both nations to come into this fixture with a more attack-minded approach. With little to lose, both teams will be determined to finish their campaign on a high, and I expect plenty of goalscoring chances created between two evenly matched nations. 

Paraguay have seen BTTS in each of their last three Copa America fixtures, while they have conceded at least one goal in 11 of their last 13 matches at this competition. Costa Rica, while yet to score at this tournament,  should have their eye on a famous victory, and can finally net against a ropey Paraguayan defence.

Costa Rica vs Paraguay Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Costa Rica

    0 : 0

    Paraguay

    Copa America

  2. Costa Rica

    0 : 0

    Paraguay

    Friendly International

  3. Costa Rica

    2 : 1

    Paraguay

    Friendly International

  4. Paraguay

    2 : 0

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

Costa Rica

Costa Rica team news

Head coach Alfaro will be forced into at least one change to the Los Ticos selection. Manfred Ugalde is suspended so Joel Campbell could earn a recall. 

Last matches of Costa Rica

  1. Colombia

    3 : 0

    Costa Rica

    Copa America

  2. Brazil

    0 : 0

    Costa Rica

    Copa America

  3. Grenada

    0 : 3

    Costa Rica

    WC Qualification Concacaf

  4. Costa Rica

    4 : 0

    St. Kitts and Nevis

    WC Qualification Concacaf

  5. Costa Rica

    0 : 0

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

Costa Rica lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Patrick Sequeira

Defenders

  • 15

    Francisco Calvo

  • 6

    Julio Cascante

  • 3

    Jeyland Mitchell

Midfielders

  • 11

    Ariel Lassiter

  • 10

    Brandon Aguilera

  • 14

    Orlando Galo

  • 2

    Gerald Taylor

Forwards

  • 12

    Joel Campbell

  • 26

    Alvaro Zamora

  • 8

    Josimar Alcocer

Paraguay

Paraguay team news

Daniel Garneo must also make a change to his starting XI after Andres Cubas was sent off in the defeat against Brazil last week. Newcomer Damian Bobadilla is likely to keep his place in the side. 

Last matches of Paraguay

  1. Paraguay

    1 : 4

    Brazil

    Copa America

  2. Chile

    3 : 0

    Paraguay

    Friendly International

  3. Peru

    0 : 0

    Paraguay

    Friendly International

  4. Paraguay

    0 : 1

    Colombia

    WC Qualification South America

  5. Chile

    0 : 0

    Paraguay

    WC Qualification South America

Paraguay lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 22

    Rodrigo Morinigo

Defenders

  • 25

    Gustavo Velazquez

  • 5

    Fabian Balbuena

  • 15

    Omar Alderete

  • 4

    Matias Espinoza

Midfielders

  • 26

    Hernesto Caballero

  • 24

    Ramon Sosa

  • 23

    Mathias Villasanti

Forwards

  • 10

    Miguel Almiron

  • 18

    Alex Arce Barrios

  • 19

    Julio Enciso

Key Facts Costa Rica vs Paraguay

  1. Paraguay have seen BTTS in their last 3 Copa America matches
  2. Costa Rica must win to have any chance of qualification
  3. Paraguay can no longer qualify for the second phase 

Main prediction Costa Rica - Paraguay

Both Teams to Score

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

6 wins in a row

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? Costa Rica Player to Watch

Joel Campbell . The experienced forward has scored 27 goals in 141 international appearances. 

? Paraguay Player to Watch

Julio Enciso - The Brighton winger scored his first international goal in Paraguay´s 2:1 defeat against Colombia.

? Where to Watch

This Copa America match can be viewed live on Fox Sports, Premier Sports and other networks across the globe.