Uruguay vs Paraguay by Neuro
Uruguay suffered narrow 1:0 defeat against Argentina in the previous round and now the team simply has to search for points here, preferably all three which would secure them the position between two top nations in Group B and would avoid problematic situation with top third ranking sides.
However, even though it might be considered as a bit unlucky defeat, the team was mostly passive during the match and tried to defend for too long, while the initiative payed off to Argentinians thanks to goal from Sergio Aguero in 56th. In the first round Uruguay won over Jamaica 1:0 with a goal from Rodriguez, without playing that well in offense, but with rock solid defending and patiently waiting for their chances. Coach Oscar Tabarez will probably name an unchanged squad to the one against Argentina. This would mean that Edison Cavani continues upfront, with support from offensive players Cristian Rodriguez, Nicolas Lodeiro and Diego Rolan.
Paraguay, on the other side, secured a 1:0 victory over Jamaica few days ago thanks to goal from Benitez in 36th minute, while they remained slightly better side till the end of the match. Previous to that, they drew against Argentina so the team actually don't have to search for all three points here.
They would progress as the top two teams even with a draw here, but it should be said that the Paraguayans were lucky in the first round to take a point against Argentina, as their opponent simply lost their game play in the second half, while the equalizing goal came in the last moments of the match. With two positive results so far, coach Ramon Diaz surely won't try to change much here, most likely sticking to the same starting eleven as against Jamaica, remaining with the 4-4-2 formation.
Paraguay needs only to avoid defeat here, while Uruguay has obviously some problems regarding final effort and scoring goals. Close game is expected with very few offensive chances on both sides, as maybe even a goalless draw would be enough for the both sides to progress further. Uruguay has better team on the paper, but I will stick with much safer option in my eyes - under goals.