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Costa Rica vs. Paraguay 7/2/24 Copa America Betting Picks

Costa Rica vs. Paraguay 7/2/24 – As the Copa America 2024 progresses, we are set to witness an intriguing matchup between Costa Rica and Paraguay. These teams will square off at Q2 Stadium on a Tuesday evening, promising a competitive clash as both seek to improve their standings. The stakes are especially high considering their recent form in this prestigious tournament. This guide provides a comprehensive analysis, including Copa America 2024 betting odds and picks, to assist bettors in making informed decisions.

Costa Rica vs. Paraguay 7/2/24

When:Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at 9:00 PM ET
Where:Q2 Stadium

The current betting odds favor Paraguay as the more likely victor with a moneyline of +100, indicating slightly better recent performances and a robust track record against Costa Rica. Costa Rica, with a moneyline of +290, remains the underdog but could present value for bettors looking for a higher payoff. The option of a draw at +225 suggests that oddsmakers anticipate a closely contested match.

Costa Rica+290
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Draw: +225

Patrick Sequeira GK vs. Rodrigo Morínigo GK

Among all the goalkeepers in the Costa Rica football team, Patrick Sequeira has been quite staunch irrespective of hardships that the team goes through. Being the busiest of all central defenders in recent games with 6 saves and 1 clean sheet, Sequeira could be decisive against Paraguay’s attack. Another important attribute of Aldana is the capacity to work under pressure that will prove instrumental in maintaining Costa Rica’s competitiveness.

Rodrigo Morínigo of Paraguay on the other hand has his fair share of trouble, having let in 6 goals in two starting matches. Nevertheless, these statistics are indisputable: Morínigo has necessary experience, and without him Paraguay would not be able to count on an effective shot-stopper who is capable of making vital saves; moreover, Costa Rica have scored an average of 1.2 goals per match.

Costa Rican Attack: A Need for Breakthroughs

Though these top players could not set bent charts such as Orlando Galo, Costa Rica has an average goal-score of 1.2 per match. What the team has to do is exploit every chance that they can get, bearing in mind that the Paraguay defense is more compact.

Paraguayan Strategy: Consistent and Dangerous

Compared to its opponents, Paraguay has a more powerful and stronger in front of the goal attacking force courtesy of strikers like Julio Enciso and Omar Alderete. Their prowess in translating opportunities into goals – an average of 1.6 goals per match might be too hot for the Costa Rica’s under performing backline to contain.

Costa Rica Betting Trends

Costa Rica has not been impressive in recent years, specifically, they are currently in a winless run whether it is in the last 5 matches against Paraguay and below par performance for home ground matches. The team’s habitual of allowing an average of 1.4 goals in every match and only managing to secure 40% of their home matches are a clear testament to the obstacles encountered.

Paraguay Betting Trends

On the other hand, Paraguay revealed relatively better away statistics where the team was winning 60% of the time. Their last match victory and also unbeaten form of defense having conceded a little over 0.8 goals per game marks the two teams as the stronger team in the confrontation.

Costa Rica vs. Paraguay Betting Picks

Therefore, this betting pattern and analysis make Paraguay look like the team to back for this match. Their better performance and accompanied by the impressive statistics, especially in attack and a more solid defense that gives them a great advantage over Costa Rica.

As for the betting approach, considering Paraguay’s strength and Costa Rica’s recent form, betting on Paraguay to win could be a prudent choice. Additionally, with both teams showing some consistency in scoring, a prop bet on the over for total goals might also be worth considering, especially if the total is set reasonably by top-tier online betting sites.

This predicted outcome reflects both the statistical edge that Paraguay holds and the competitive nature of Copa America matches, where anything can happen on the field.

Score Prediction: Paraguay 2, Costa Rica 1