Our match prediction:
High-flying Ecuador will be looking to move one step closer to booking their place at the 2018 World Cup finals with a win over Paraguay at their Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa. La Tricolor have recorded a win in each of their four qualifying matches and they are eager to keep their 100% record intact. The hosts are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Paraguay and they are regarded as hot favourites to win Thursday’s football game. La Albirroja have been producing fine displays in the World Cup qualifiers as well and the visitors will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Bolivia when they take on Ecuador in Quito. Nonetheless, seeing that important attacker Enner Valencia returns to contention after overcoming his injury, we predict that the in-form hosts will pick up all three points from the match. In their last meeting in Quito Ecuador recorded a 4-1 win over Paraguay.