Copa America Quarterfinals Begin on Friday MorningPublished June 28, 2019 by Florin P
The decisive rounds of the Copa America start on Friday with Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay as the main favorites.
The group stage at the Copa America brought very few surprises and all the favorites have qualified for the quarterfinals. It is now time for them to lock horns over the weekend and the first matches are scheduled on Friday. Brazil and Argentina are expected to advance with relative ease, while Chile and Colombia play the most exciting quarterfinal.
Easy Quarterfinal for Brazil against Paraguay
Just a bit after midnight, Brazil play the first quarterfinal in front of their fans against Paraguay. Home pitch advantage and a team that is vastly superior explain the odds of only 1/4 offered by bet365 Sports on them to win. There are no fitness concerns ahead of this match, so the Brazilians can field the best starting formation. Paraguay can consider themselves lucky to have made it this far, as they have qualified with only two points. The same bookmaker offers massive odds of 15/1 on them to win.
Colombia are Favourites over the Reigning Champions Chile
Colombia is the only team to have qualified with three victories in as many matches. This explains why 888 Sport credits them with the first chance and odds of 6/5 against Chile. The reigning champions are no pushovers and they’ve played beautifully throughout the group stage, but were defeated by Uruguay in the last round. Both teams have potent offensive players, capable of scoring at least once even against the best defensive teams. Chile has the better track record at the Copa America, having won the last two tournaments, so punters should consider the odds of 3/1 on their victory.
Argentina Seek Redemption against Venezuela
Argentina is the biggest disappointment at the Copa America, even though they eventually managed to reach the quarterfinals. A victory over Qatar in the last match of the group stage saw them through, but Messi and the team still have plenty to prove. They have the perfect opportunity on Friday evening at 8 PM UK time when they play against Venezuela. Winner Sports trust Argentina to redeem itself and secure passage to the semifinals, as reflected by odds of 3/5 on a regulation time victories. Punters who are bold enough as to bet on the underdogs will be paid at 5/1 if Venezuela causes an upset.
Peru Tests Uruguay’s Invincibility in Quarterfinal
Uruguay had an excellent performance at the World Cup and so far they have impressed at the Copa America. A match against Peru in the quarterfinals shouldn’t be the end of the road, as reflected by the odds of 4/5 on their victory. Intertops Sportsbook expects them to win in regulation time, while offering odds of 5/1 on a stunning victory for Peru. The underdogs will defend with all lines, but they are expected to fail in the end, so punters should also consider a bet on few goals to be scored.