Carlos Tevez
Carlos Tevez's strike that helped Argentina progress to the semi-final of the Copa AmericaGetty

Argentina will take on Paraguay in the second 2015 Copa America semi-final at Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo on 30 June.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 12:30am BST (on Wednesday). Live coverage of the match will be available on Premier Sports.

Overview

Both Argentina and Paraguay made it to the last four after defeating Colombia and Brazil respectively in the penalty shootout. If the scores are tied after 90 minutes, the course of the match will be decided via penalty shootout in the quarter- and semi-final clashes.

Only in the final match, the game will go to extra time and then penalties, if the scores are on level. Argentina and Paraguay have met in the group stage of this edition of the Copa America and the clash ended in a 2-2 draw.

Paraguay
Paraguay players during the training sessionGetty

Despite Gerardo Martino's side taking a double lead early in the game, Paraguay bounced back in the second half as a late goal from Lucas Barrios helped them settle for a draw.

After the opening clash against Paraguay, Argentina have not conceded a goal and their impressive defensive record has to be credited to a brilliant centre-back partnership between Ezequiel Garay and Nicolas Otamendi.

On the other hand, Paraguay have managed only one clean sheet and have conceded four goals so far in the tournament.

Prediction

Argentina to win

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • Argentina to win: 10/21
  • Draw: 31/10
  • Paraguay to win: 27/4

Team form

Argentina

  • Last five (all competitions): W D W W D
  • Last result: Argentina 0-0 Colombia (Argentina win on penalties)

Paraguay

  • Last five (all competitions): D D W D D
  • Last result: Brazil 1-1 Paraguay (Paraguay win on penalties)

Team news

Argentina

Possible XI: Romero; Zabaleta, Garay, Otamendi, Rojo; Pastore, Mascherano, Biglia; Messi, Aguero, Di Maria.

Paraguay

Possible XI: Villar; Piris, Aguilar, Da Silva, B Valdez; Gonzalez, Benitez, Caceres, Aranda; Santa Cruz, N Valdez.