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Argentina vs Paraguay live stream, predictions & team news | Copa America

By Ben Green

Argentina vs Paraguay live stream, predictions & team news | Copa America

Published: 13:16, 21 June 2021

Group-topping Argentina get matchday three in the Copa America underway when they take on Paraguay in Brasilia on Tuesday at 1am (UK time).

Lionel Scaloni’s men put a disappointing 1-1 draw with Chile behind them by beating Uruguay 1-0 last time out, collecting three points, but more impressively, shutting out Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. Paraguay meanwhile have played one game so far, beating 10-man Bolivia 3-1.

How to live stream Argentina vs Paraguay online:

Bet365 are live streaming Copa America fixtures online this summer. You can currently access fixtures being live-streamed on the bet365 platform by following the steps below:

  1. Go to bet365 via this link
  2. Register for an account (this could also earn you up to £100 in free bet credits, though terms and conditions apply and you have to be over 18)
  3. Make a deposit to unlock the live stream sections of the site
  4. Head to the live stream section of the site
  5. Watch your chosen game live

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US & Canada: Those without a FuboTV account already can take advantage of their seven-day free trial (Ts&Cs apply) to watch Copa America by following this link.

Where to watch Argentina vs Paraguay on TV:

  • UK: BBC Red Button
  • US: Fox Sports 1

Scoreline prediction: Argentina 3-1 Paraguay

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Argentina vs Paraguay build-up, previous line-ups & injury news:

La Albiceleste kickstared their Copa America campaign in frustrating fashion, breaking the deadlock against Chile with a trademark Lionel Messi free-kick, before some wayward defending offered La Roja the chance to level from the spot, with Eduardo Vargas scoring the rebound. Scaloni’s side bounced back by holding onto their lead against Uruguay, scoring early through Guido Rodriguez, and then impressively keeping a lid on Suarez and Cavani.

For Paraguay it was a perfect start to the tournament, with Eduardo Berizzo’s men producing a second-half flurry to cancel out Bolivia’s opener in the first 10 minutes. They were helped by Jaume Cuellar’s red card on the stroke of half time, but an Angel Romero brace and Alejandro Romero’s equaliser ultimately sealed the deal for an opening three points.

  • Argentina (vs Uruguay): Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso; Messi, Gonzalez, Martinez.
  • Paraguay (vs Bolivia): Silva; Espinola, Gomez, Alonso, Arzamendia; Villasanti, Piris, Romero, Almiron, Romero; Avalos.

Players to watch:

  • Argentina: The Argentine defence has been accused of being less-than-formidable in recent years, with many often critical of an ageing Nicolas Otamendi, with fans still pining for the days of record-appearance maker Javier Mascherano marshalling the backline. But, in 23-year-old, three-capped Cristian Romero, the nation arguably have a future centre-back star for the next decade or so. The Cordoba-born defender was outrageously good at Atalanta in the 2020/21 season, combining brains and brawn to stabilise the backline and tap in to Gian Piero Gasperini’s fast-playing system. Slick in possession and aggressive in the challenge, Romero encapsulates the modern centre-back, and could prove an important cog for Scaloni this summer.
  • Paraguay: Fabian Balbuena started on the bench in Paraguay’s opener, but the soon-to-be free agent is exactly the sort of no-nonsense centre-back needed when facing an attack as frightening as Argentina’s. He will leave West Ham when his contract expires at the end of this month, but he departs east London with a solid reputation, endearing himself to a fanbase that loves Balbuena’s defensive type: a hard-hitting, uncompromising centre-back. On the ball, there are certainly questions to be asked, but Paraguay are unlikely to see a lot of possession here, so a man aptly dubbed ‘The General’ is exactly the sort of character needed when facing someone of Messi’s unrivalled quality.