Euro 2024: Italy and Croatia clash with tournament survival at stake today. Copa America headliner Colombia vs. Paraguay

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Christian Pulisic of the United States is helped by team doctors after he scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup group B soccer match between Iran and the United States at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Italy needs to avoid defeat against neighboring Croatia in their final group game to ensure progress at the European Championship. Croatia can progress with a win, or by avoiding defeat as long as Albania does not beat group-winner Spain in the other Group B game at the same time. Kick-off is at 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) on Monday. Here’s what to know about the match:

Match facts

— Italy has three points after beating Albania 2-1 in its opening game before losing 1-0 to Spain, which is already assured of winning the group. Croatia lost to Spain 3-0 in its opening game, then drew with Albania 2-2 in their second game, leaving both Croatia and Albania with one point. Albania has the better goal difference.

— Though a draw will be enough for Italy’s progression, Luciano Spalletti’s team will be keen to impress after being thoroughly outclassed by Spain in its previous game. Italy only lost by a goal, but the Italian players spent most of the game chasing Spanish shadows and were saved embarrassment by captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

— Zlatko Dalic’s Croatia team is once again led by Real Madrid star Luka Modric, who is yet to score in his fifth tournament appearance.

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Colombia will meet Paraguay in the first round of group-stage games at the 2024 Copa America, on June 24 at 6:00 PM ET.

Paraguay is +475 to win and take all three points, while Colombia is -150 to do the same. The odds of a draw are +270. This game has an over/under of 2.5 goals.

Watch Colombia vs. Paraguay and every 2024 Copa America match on FOX, FS1, and the Fox Sports App.

Colombia vs. Paraguay Match Info

  • Match Day: Monday, June 24, 2024
  • Match Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: NRG Stadium
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Streaming: FOX Sports

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Colombia vs. Paraguay Odds

FAVORITEFAVORITE MONEYLINEUNDERDOG MONEYLINEDRAW MONEYLINE
Colombia-150+475+270

Colombia vs. Paraguay Prediction

We are predicting Colombia to win, with a 60.0% chance of winning this match, based on the moneyline.

Colombia vs. Paraguay Betting Insights

  • Colombia has scored 29 goals in 17 matches the past two years, and Paraguay has conceded nine goals in 11 matches.
  • Offensively, Paraguay has scored six goals in total the past two years (0.5 per match). Defensively, Colombia has conceded 11 goals (0.6 per match).
  • Colombia posted a positive goal differential during that time frame, at +18.
  • Paraguay was outscored 9-6, for a -3 goal differential, in that time span.

Colombia’s Group Stage Matches

DATEOPPONENTSCORE
6/24/2024Paraguay
6/28/2024Costa Rica
7/2/2024Brazil

Colombia’s Impact Players

  • Luis Diaz appeared in 37 matches for Liverpool FC in the Premier League this past season, finishing with eight goals and five assists.
  • In 30 Brasileiro matches last season, Jhon Arias racked up seven goals and six assists for Fluminense FC RJ.
  • Miguel Angel Borja’s club stats last season were five goals and one assist in 26 matches for CA River Plate in the Argentine Primera División.
  • In the Premier League with Aston VillaJhon Jader Duran Palacio played 28 times and racked up five goals and no assists this past season.