In the early hours of Wednesday, Paraguay and Colombia go head-to-head in South American qualifying for World Cup 2026.Paraguay form guide
The home team have not been in the best of form, as a 0-0 draw in Chile in their last outing means that Paraguay have won just one of their previous five international outings, which have all been in World Cup qualifying.
Their recent World Cup qualifiers have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last six games in qualifying. The fact that Daniel Garnero’s team has failed to score in four of their last five matches has been a significant factor in the lack of goals.
Despite some questionable recent results, Paraguay are unbeaten in three World Cup qualifiers on home soil. However, they have won just two of their previous six home games in qualifying, having failed to score in four of the last six matches in front of their own supporters.Colombia form guide
La Tricolor has been in decent international form of late, as they are unbeaten in their last 16 outings. However, an excellent 2-1 home win over Brazil last time out ended a run of three straight draws in qualifying.
Nestor Lorenzo’s team has been strong in defence lately, as they have kept clean sheets in five of their previous seven matches.
Colombia also has a decent recent away record, as they are unbeaten in nine matches on their travels, having kept three straight clean sheets. They have also kept three consecutive clean sheets on their travels in World Cup qualifying.
Their recent away qualifiers have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last eight away games in qualifying.What am I backing?
This could be a close encounter, with few goals, so the bet I am backing is under 2.5 goals scored.