Copa America 2016 Match 2 Costa Rica Vs Paraguay Preview Prediction Lineup

Copa America 2016 Match 2 Costa Rica Vs Paraguay Preview Prediction Lineup :- The COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO USA 2016 , is the 45 edition of this tournament and this time, it will be hosted by the USA.

In the second match of this tournament , Costa Rica will face the Paraguay. These both teams are in the Group A long with USA and Colombia.

copa america 2016 costa rica vs paraguay

copa america 2016 costa rica vs paraguay


The head coach Oscar Ramirez of Costa Rica will be expecting solid performance from their team and would like to win the hearts of Fans with fantastic run like that had done in 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Although Costa Rica had modest performance in 2015 Gold Cup where they failed to win a single match even after qualifying for quaterfinal.

Match 2 Costa Rica Vs Paraguay Preview & Lineup

There is liitle bit of worry for Costa Rica Fans as the Deportivo Saprissa’s Danny Carvajal will replace the Real Madrid’s Goal Keeper Keylor Navas due to health issues and will likely to miss this tournament.

Meanwhile , players likePatrick Pemberton, Bryan Ruiz and Celso Borges will be the key player for Costa Rica in this fixture. On the other hand Patrick Pamberton is expected to be the number one for Costa Rica in this year tournament.


Pemberton – Gamboa, Acosta, Duarte, Watson, Matarrita – Borges, Bolanos, Ruiz, Campbell – Saborio.


Paraguay is the team which has not been in the good form. They had lost almost thier last six games and had been in subline poor form.

Although, this is team who has a history of being the party spoilers and had upsetted many big teams .Paraguay was the team who was losing finalist in Copa America 2011.

Copa America 2016 Match 2 Costa Rica Vs Paraguay Prediction

But no one cannot  underestimate the potential of this team. Paulo da Silva who is the veteral goal keeper is the key for this tournament and he was the main gun who took  paraguay in the Final of 2011 edition of Copa America Centenario.

Meanwhile , the Captain of this side is 36 year old ,Paulo da Silva with 136 scalps under his belt.The  Captain  is the most expereinced player in this team and other guys of the team will need his expereince  in the  pressure situation.

Nestor Ortigoza and Richard Ortiz will not feature in this year’s tournament with injuries and the other players who are left out for this year tournament are Roque Santa Cruz, Lucas Barrios and Raul Bobadilla.


Villar – Samudio, da Silva, Gomes, Valdez – E.Benitez, Ortiz, Piris, – J.Benitez, Lezcano.

Costa Rica vs Paraguay had 5 total number of Head to Head , out of which these two team had 2-2 wins behind their names , while one was the draw between them.

The last meeting between these two team was ended in the draw 0-0.

Paraguay has better record in the previous editions of Copa America and had never lost group matches. Meanwhile Costa Rica is the team who is looking solid on papers but Paraguay will a team to look out for this year tournament.

Well fans all over the globe are excited and predicting a solid tussle between these two teams. We are keeping our eye on this tournament and stay tuned for more futher news for this year tournament.