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Ecuador vs Paraguay Betting Tips & Predictions

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Ecuador vs Paraguay Predictions

Ecuador have been surprised every one with their 4 wins in 4 fixtures so far to take them top of the table in this South American World Cup qualifying stage, and will look to extend their unbeaten streak in this game. They host a Paraguayan side who have picked up two wins, a draw and a loss and find themselves in 4th position.

In the opening match day, Ecuador pulled off an impressive 2-0 upset over FIFA world second-ranked Argentina, going on to beat Bolivia and Uruguay, 2-0 and 2-1 respectively in their proceeding matches.

In their last outing they headed to Venezuela to claim all 3 points with a convincing 3-1 victory. Striker Fidel Martinez struck first in the 15th minute, followed by a goal from winger Jefferson Montero just 8 minutes later. Felipe Caicedo made it 3 for the away team on the hour mark to make it 3. Six minutes from time however Venezuelan forward Josef Martinez matched to net a conciliation for a Venezuelan side still searching for their first points in this qualification campaign.

Meanwhile visitors Paraguay are having an up-and-down tournament so far starting their qualification campaign with a 1-0 victory over strugglers Venezuela, they secured a solid 0-0 draw against Argentina in match day 2, however will have been disappointed to lose at home to an average Peru side in the following match day.

In their last fixture Paraguay saw themselves take all 3 points, thanks to a 2-1 victory over lowly Bolivia, at Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion, Paraguay. The visitors actually took the lead thanks to a goal from New York Cosmos attacker Yasmani Duk in the 59th minute. Ramon Diaz’s side responded well with two goals in quick succession, with Dario Lezcano scoring on the 61st minute, and fellow striker Lucas Barrios netting in the 64th, to help lead Paraguay to victory.

Ecuador tops the overall standings, and are the only team without a loss now in this tournament. Paraguay will be looking to hold onto their final stage place, as they currently sit in 4th. Both teams will be looking to take something from this game, both teams will be attacking and on average this fixture sees 3.2 goals scored. Get over 2.5 goals at 5/4 with bet365.

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