Here’s the complete info you need to know, where and how to catch Venezuela vs Paraguay World Cup qualifier soccer match, as well as kick-off time and team news. After suffering a 1-0 defeat to Colombia, Fernando Batista’s side is set to host Paraguay for Round 2 of World Cup qualifiers at Estadio Monumental de Maturín today.
Venezuela will secure the first points in these qualifiers on home soil against an opponent looking for their first win in the series.
Venezuela vs. Paraguay Head2Head:
This game marks the 13th time Venezuela and Paraguay will face each other. Out of the previous 12 meetings, Paraguay has won 7, Venezuela won 2, while three games ended as draws.
Both teams last met on 9th September 2021, which Paraguay won by 2-1. They’re boasting two successive wins against this opponent and would go all in to extend this winning streak.
How to watch Venezuela vs Paraguay on TV, Streaming Online
Venue: Estadio Monumental de Maturín, Maturín
Date: Tuesday, September 12
Time: 6:00 pm ET / 11:00 pm UK Time / 3:00 pm PT
TV Channel: N/A
Streaming anywhere: FANATIZ (PPV)
Venezuela vs Paraguay WC Qualification TV Channel
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Ukraine: MEGOGO Football 1
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United States: Fanatiz USA
Venezuela vs. Paraguay Preview:
57th-ranked Venezuela missed the Qatar World Cup after finishing at the bottom of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers with just 10 points in 18 games (W3, D1, L14). They’ve never qualified for the mega event since its inception, with the first attempt in 1958.
Batista’s Vinotinto’s side is coming from the 1-0 defeat against Colombia and currently sits seventh on the table without any points. However, they’d be confident of registering their first win in the series on home soil, where they’ve delivered clean-sheet victories in the past two games.
49th-ranked visitors will enter the field after being held to a goalless draw by Peru in their Round 1 game, the only drawn fixture in the first round of qualifiers.
Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side fired 19 shots at goal with six on target but failed to find the net despite having a personal advantage in the second half. With that result, they sit fifth at the table with one point.
Paraguay is coming to the game after three road trip losses in a row, failing to score in two fixtures. They’ve won just one out of 14 away matches across all competitions.
Despite that, they have a reason to believe in themselves against Venezuela, an opponent against which they’ve won the previous two fixtures.
Venezuela vs. Paraguay Team News:
Jefferson Savarino had a game to forget at the top end of the pitch against Colombia and would be looking to produce a much better performance against Paraguay.
Yeferson will likely start the game after the midfielder came off the bench in the last match and provided stability as Venezuela switched to 4-4-2.
If Fernando Batista opts for a three-men attack, Josef Martinez is expected to start in place of Savarino, with Alejandro Marques hoping to join him by replacing Saloman Rondon or Darwin Machis.
On the other hand, Guillermo Barros Schelotto is expected to field the same defensive unit that performed well in the last match, with Fabian Balbuena and Gustavo Gomez in the heart of the defense.
Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron played the whole game against Colombia and will likely feature again as a right winger. Meanwhile, Matias Rojas will hope to be in the starting XI on the opposite flank, with Gabriel Avalos and Carlos Gonzales competing for the striker position.
Venezuela’s possible starting XI:
Romo | Gonzalez | Osorio | Angel | Mago | Martinez | Rincon | Herrera | Soteldo | Marques | Rondon
Paraguay’s possible starting XI:
Carlos | Rojas | Balbuena | Gomez | Riveros | Villasanti | Cubas | Gomez | Almiron | Avalos | Rojas
Venezuela vs Paraguay Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Result: Draw
Tip 2 – Goals – Over/under 2.5 – Under 2.5 goals (Six of the last seven matches between the two teams have produced fewer than 2.5 goals)
Tip 3 – Venezuela to score first: YES (The hosts have scored the first goal in five of their last six matches)