Paraguay vs Spain preview – Quarter Final

The last Quarter Final match of the 2010 World Cup sees Paraguay up against Spain on Sunday 4th July at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kicking off at 4:30am AEST Melbourne time, these two teams have recent World Cup history with Spain beating Paraguay 3-1 at the 2002 tournament and prior to that they played out a 0-0 draw at the 1998 event.

Australia’s number one betting agency Sportsbet have Spain a very short favourite at $1.50 to get the nod over Paraguay $7.50 with the draw to pay $3.75.

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When: Sunday 4th July
Time: 4:30am AEST Melbourne time
Where: Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
10-2002 Spain 0-0 Paraguay Friendly

Recent History
10-2002 Spain 0-0 Paraguay Friendly
06-2002 Spain 3-1 Paraguay World Cup
06-1998 Spain 0-0 Paraguay World Cup

World Cup form

Paraguay
Draw 1-1 Italy
WIN 2-0 Slovakia
Draw 0-0 New Zealand
WON 0-0 Japan (Won 5-3 on Penalties after extra time)

Paraguay have only let through one goal in four games which is impressive but they have failed to score in their last two matches against inferior opposition than they face today.

Spain
Lost 0-1 Switzerland
WON 2-0 Honduras
WON 2-1 Chile
WON 1-0 Portugal

Spain have only got better since their shock loss to the Swiss and they have won their last three games with plenty of possession and always looking dangerous.

Sportsbet odds for Paraguay vs Spain

Paraguay $7.50
Draw $3.75
Spain $1.50

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Paraguay vs Spain match prediction

Paraguay have been good defensively although they have struggled to score in recent matches which makes their task a tough one up against Spain.

Spain have looked very impressive since their opening round loss to Switzerland where they created plenty of chances but failed to convert.

We like the look of Spain and believe they have more upside than their opponents and can get the verdict here by a goal or two.

Spain -1.0 Handicap @ $2.50 at Sportsbet

Back Spain to cover the handicap or just take them for the win if you prefer the safer option.

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