Argentina vs Paraguay, Copa America 2019: Preview, Prediction, Team News, Key Stats, TV Channel and Live Stream

Argentina will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Colombia when they go up against Paraguay in Copa America 2019 on Wednesday.

Argentina’s burdens continued with an inferred defeat to Colombia in their Copa America 2019 opener. The assault just couldn’t marshal up enough clear opportunities to inconvenience Colombia, who on the day were the better side completely in what was a merited win.

With the defeat, Argentina are presently absolute bottom in Group A. However, Lionel Scaloni knows even a third set completion in the gathering could see them fit the bill to the knockout stage dependent on rankings. Paraguay and Qatar drew their respective opening fixture, which means a win for Argentina over Paraguay could see them climb up to second in the group, depending on other results.

Team News and Tactics


Esteban Andrada remains sidelined for Lionel Scaloni. In any case, the manager will look roll out various improvements to the lineup that lost 2-0 to Colombia. Franco Armani has not figured out how to awe in the begins gave to him in goal. Be that as it may, Scaloni will probably hold the River Plate star for now.

Renzo Saravia however, could lose his place on the right side of the back four. While Scaloni could possibly go for a three-man cautious setup, the manager has favored a four-man backline up until this point and ought to in a perfect world proceed with his endeavor to realize some consistency in the National Setup.

Juan Foyth could be an unexpected choice to supplant Saravia as the right-back. Milton Casco however, is a characteristic operator on the privilege and ought to be favored over the Tottenham star. The remainder of the backline ought to stay flawless, with German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico repeating their roles.

The 4-4-2 formation plainly did not work and we should see extreme changes, beginning from a slight shape move to a 4-3-3 or a 4-3-2-1. The midfield is additionally set to change, with Angel Di Maria set to be benched.

Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso will hold their place and we should see Roberto Pereyra come in as the third midfielder in what could demonstrate to be the consummately adjusted lineup in midfield. Paredes is the assigned holding midfielder while Lo Celso and Pereyra will be mindful of wandering forward and connecting up with the assault.

Lionel Messi is ensured to begin however we could see a slight change forthright. Paulo Dybala did not acquire a solitary moment of activity in the primary match and could be given a chance to awe in the National Setup. Sergio Aguero should keep his place forthright until further notice.

Probable Lineup (4-3-2-1): Armani; Casco, Pezzella, Otamendi, Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Paredes, Pereyra; Messi, Dybala; Aguero


Eduardo Berizzo will be discontent with just a draw against Qatar, knowing alright that they required a win against the Asian resistance. Berizzo will think about a couple of changes to the lineup, beginning from the goalkeeper, with Antony Silva prone to supplant Botafogo star Gaito Fernandez.

In resistance, Bruno Valdez, Fabian Balbuena, Junior Alonso and Santiago Arzamendia will probably hold their spots in the back four. Hernan Perez should space into the two-man focal midfield close by Rodrigo Rojas. In front of the turn, Miguel Almiron will wear the number 10 role for Paraguay.

Derlis Gonzalez and Juan Iturbe ought to be the assigned wide men in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Oscar Cardozo lining up to lead the assault against Argentina

Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Silva; Valdez, Balbuena, Alonso, Arzamendia; Perez, Rojas; Gonzalez, Almiron, Iturbe; Cardozo

Key Stats

Paraguay are undefeated in their last two encounters against Argentina (W1 D1).

Argentina have been unfit to score in their last two matches against Paraguay.

Sergio Aguero has scored in 5 of his last 15 appearances for Argentina.

Since 2010 to introduce, Argentina have won the majority of their recreations where Lionel Messi has scored.

Lionel Messi has scored in only two of his last 7 appearances for Argentina.

What time does Argentina vs Paraguay kick off?

This Copa America clash will take place on Thursday, June 20 at 1.30am UK time.

In Brazil, that is Wednesday, June 19 at 9.30pm.

The match will be held at Estadio Mieirao in Belo Horizonte.

What TV channel is Argentina vs Paraguay on and can I live stream it?

Premier Sports will be showing live UK coverage of all the matches in the Copa America across its two channels.

The channels can be purchased to add to Virgin and Sky packages from £9.99 a month.

You can also live stream for the same cost via Premier Player.


Argentina 2-2 Paraguay