Mexico National Football Team vs. Paraguay National Football Team Lineups, Predictions, and Betting Odds, Mexico will be hosting Paraguay in their first friendly match of the 2017 season on Wednesday night, as both teams look to get valuable experience under their belts ahead of the Confederations Cup and Gold Cup competitions this summer. The Mexicans are coming off of an impressive showing at the Copa America Centenario last year, while Paraguay made it all the way to the final of that same competition before losing out to Chile on penalties. Here’s how both teams will line up on Wednesday night as they take on each other at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN.
The Mexican National Football Team
The Mexico national football team is heading into the battle against the Paraguay national football team fresh off a 5-1 victory against bolivia in the world cup qualifying match on Sunday, October 11th, 2017 at 10 pm est.
The Mexico national football team has been struggling through a difficult qualification stage for the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia and is sitting in fourth place with six points, meaning that they could very easily be eliminated from the competition before heading to their final game with the virtual elimination of their chances of making it to next year’s tournament if they don’t makeup ground quickly. Here’s everything you need to know about Mexico versus Paraguay including lineups, betting odds, predictions, and more!
The Paraguayan National Football Team
Since the early 1990s, the Paraguayan national football team has experienced a steady decline in performance that culminated in a disastrous 2002 FIFA World Cup campaign. The squad narrowly missed out on qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but with many of its key players returning to form after a disappointing 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign that saw them eliminated from contention in a playoff with Uruguay, they will be looking to end their long-standing winless streak at Mexico’s expense this weekend.
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The Mexico national football team takes on the Paraguay national football team in a friendly match on March 23rd at the Estadio Nacional de Chile in Santiago. This will be the first meeting between these two teams since 2005 when they faced off against each other in Mexico City where the Mexicans won 4-1 over the South Americans.
Mexico is expected to field their strongest possible lineup with Chicharito up front supported by Giovani dos Santos and Carlos Vela behind him. It’s unlikely that this Mexican side will play out of their usual 3-4-3 formation for too long as manager Juan Carlos Osorio is likely to make changes to give his substitutes playing time while also testing them out tactically before they meet up with Chile in June.
The Mexico national football team takes on the Paraguay national football team in a Copa America Group B showdown at 0700 AM EST on Saturday, June 11th. The game will be held at the Estadio do Maracaná in Rio de Janeiro and can be seen live on ESPN2 (United States) and Univision (Latin America).
Mexico has home-field advantage for this match-up as the game will take place in their country of origin with an 83% chance of victory for Mexico according to FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index model. Mexico also has more players from Copa America squads than any other team with 7 players from this tournament’s roster representing El Tri.
The Mexico national football team has had a difficult few months with back-to-back losses to the Netherlands and Chile in their Copa America tournament in June. They bounced back with a victory over Ecuador before crashing out of the competition against Peru. The Paraguay national football team has also had tough times recently, as they were knocked out of Copa America by Bolivia in the quarterfinal stage. Their last match before this one saw them lose to Brazil 2-0 in November 2015.
The Mexico national football team will be looking for revenge against much weaker opposition, while the Paraguay national football team would just be happy not to suffer another defeat this year!
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Mexico is one of the best teams in CONCACAF but has struggled against European opponents. Brazil beat them 4-1 in last year’s Olympics final after they had taken out Germany 7-1 in an earlier round. The Mexicans have won four games at home since March 2016, drawing a further three and losing just once – to France 3×2 at the Confederations Cup last summer.