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USA vs Paraguay preview

Kick off: Sunday, 12 June @0:00 GMT

Venue: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

United States vs Paraguay 0-1 (2011 Friendly International)
United States vs Paraguay 1-3 (2007 Copa America)
United States vs Paraguay 2-0 (2003 Friendly International)
United States vs Paraguay 3-0 (1930 FIFA World Cup)

United States vs Paraguay Team News

Jozy Altidore has been ruled out earlier with injury, but coach Jurgen Klinsmann has no fresh selection worries ahead of the Paraguay clash. Graham Zusi came as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Costa Rica and he is pushing for a start. Clint Dempsey is widely expected to lead the line for the U.S. national team against Paraguay.

Injured: Jozy Altidore (93/34)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Oscar Romero was sent off against Colombia and he will have to serve his ban in the final group game. The likes of Derlis Gonzalez, Jorge Benitez and Nelson Valdez are all one yellow card away from suspension. Justo Villar is fit and he should start in goal. Victor Ayala is widely expected to return to the starting line-up after he scored in the 2-1 loss to Colombia.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Oscar Romero (20/1)

Quick Facts

  • Thanks to the 4-0 win over Costa Rica USA put an end to their six-game losing run at Copa America
  • United States scored exactly four goals in two of their last three games
  • USA were beaten by Paraguay in previous two meetings between the two teams
  • Paraguay face a must-win situation against United States
  • Clint Dempsey has netted 50 goals for the U.S. national team

USA vs Paraguay Prediction

A place in the Copa America quarter-finals will be at stake when United States of America and Paraguay take on each other at Lincoln Financial Field. The Yanks impressed in the 4-0 win over Costa Rica and seeing that la Albirroja face a must-win situation in Sunday’s clash, there is every chance Jurgen Klinsmann’s pacey footballers will have a number of opportunities to attack the Paraguayans on the break.

Betting Tip: USA to win

Odds: 2.10 (11/10) @bet365

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