The Paraguay vs Colombia CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifier will take place this Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (4:30 PM Pacific) at the Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion, Paraguay. This is officially the last match for both teams in these World Cup Qualifiers. Colombia comes into this game after securing their spot for next years World Cup in their last match. After falling down 3-0 in the first half, Colombia was able to gather themselves and score 3 unanswered goals against Chile to clinch a spot for the first time in 16 years. Paraguay on the other hand has been eliminated for some time now as they sit one spot away from the bottom of the table.
Colombia comes into this match with no pressure as they have already accomplished their goal. Having said this, Colombia will still come into this match looking for a strong victory in order to stay close to the top of the FIFA rankings, which will be used to determine the seeding for next year’s World Cup. This should give a chance to players like Jackson Martinez and Juan Fernando Quintero to show coach Jose Pekerman that they can contribute to next year’s World Cup. I will look for Pekerman to use some of the players that have not got much time in the pitch during these qualifiers to show him what they are capable of.
Paraguay will look to exit these disappointing qualifiers with a victory in front of their home fans. After being one of the top teams in the qualifiers 4 years ago, Paraguay has struggled to come across victories (only 3 wins in these qualifiers). This game will certainly be a tough test for this national team, as they play a very well organized Colombian squad. The players from Paraguay will look to exit in a positive note, but in order to accomplish this, they will need to dig deep. Paraguay will enter this match after ruining the hopes of the Venezuelans with a 1-1 draw in Venezuela.
Paraguay vs Colombia – Prediction
Colombia will enter this match as the heavy favorite against a weak Paraguayan national team. In the past 3 matches that these teams have played in Paraguay for the qualifiers, Colombia has won all 3 of them. Colombia will be looking to make it 4 games in a row and cement their spot as of one of the top teams coming out of South America. The Paraguay vs Colombia match will end with 2-0 victory in favor of the Colombians.
Paraguay vs Colomba – TV Schedule
The Paraguay vs Colombia match will be televised this Tuesday, October 15, 2013 on beIN Sport Play at 4:30 PM Pacific.