Chile and Paraguay will face off in a crucial 2026 World Cup qualifying round, the game will be played at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano in Santiago on 7:30 PM (ET), November 16, 2023. Both teams are currently in the middle of the pack in the South American qualifying group, with Chile in eight place and Paraguay in seventh place. A win for either team could be a major boost to their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.
Chile are coming off a disappointing 3-0 loss to Venezuela in their last qualifying game. However, they have a strong record at home, having won the most recent at home against Peru by 2-0. They are in the 8th spot with 4 points but there is still a lot to play.
Paraguay has the same amount of points as Chile, but their Goal Difference is better at -1 and that puts them, temporarily, in the 7th spot of the standings. Paraguay won during Matchday 4 against Bolivia by 1-0 in what was a big win on the road for them.
This game is likely to be one of the tightest of the day, knowing that both teams need points to climb a little further in the standings. Chile has to improve their attack and Paraguay knows that this is the weak point to exploit.
Chile only thinks about climbing spots in the standings, they have a weak offensive game with only 3 goals scored and 6 goals against including the recent 0-3 defeat against Venezuela.
This is Chile’s lineup for this game: Brayan Cortés; Paulo Díaz, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripán, Gabriel Suazo; Erick Pulgar, Rodrigo Echeverría; Alexis Sánchez; Víctor Dávila, Damián Pizarro, Ben Brereton Díaz.
Paraguay knows that the Chileans’ weak point is easy to break, but they do not have enough strength to score, so far the Paraguayans have scored 1 goal in the qualifiers.
Paraguay need to win this game, they have forwards with enough experience to win such as Oscar Cardozo with 57 caps and 12 goals with the national team.
This is Paraguay’s lineup for this game: Carlos Coronel, Robert Rojas, Gustavo Gomez, Omar Alderete, Matias Espinoza, Matias Rojas, Mathias Villasanti, Andres Cubas, Diego Gomez, Antonio Sanabria, Gabriel Avalos.