Colombia tackle Paraguay of their second fixture of the Group A encounter of the Copa America Centenario 2016 on the Rose Bowl Pasadena in California.
Columbia have been 2-Zero winners in opposition to hosts USA of their opening group fixture they usually hardly sweat within the full 90 minutes of the encounter. Presently sitting on the prime of the desk with three factors, a win will put Colombia within the quarter finals.
However their Tuesday’s opponents Paraguay are additionally determined for a win after the Zero-Zero stalemate in opposition to Costa Rica of their opening group match. A defeat right here will lead to an early exit, however a draw should still preserve them within the hunt till the ultimate group match towards USA.
Jose Pekerman stays optimistic on James Rodriguez’ scenario after the participant acquired his shoulder dislocated within the 72nd minute of the opening group fixture. However he’s more likely to miss the fixture and Dayro Moreno might be the doubtless substitute. That is the one anticipated change and remainder of the beginning lineup stays the identical as within the 2-Zero win towards USA.
The 23-year previous defender Gustavo Gomez was the choose of the gamers within the Zero-Zero draw towards Costa Rica and he’ll as soon as once more associate the veteran Paulo da Silva within the middle of the protection.
The likes of Derlis Gonzalez and Dario Lezcano are anticipated to maintain their place within the aspect regardless of failing to make the specified impression.
Ramon Diaz is predicted to call an unchangeds beginning line-up from that began within the opening match in opposition to Costa Rica.
Colombia are heavy favourites to win this fixture, despite the fact that Paraguay should not be below estimated. And I anticipate Colombians to win this by conserving a clear sheet on the night.
Full Time Rating Prediction: Colombia 2-Zero Paraguay.