Copa America Semi Final: Colombia vs ChilePublished June 22, 2016 by Sol FH
The second Semi-Final in the 2016 Copa America gets underway tonight at 1:00 GMT between Colombia and Chile with live in-play odds throughout the match.
It's down to the last three teams in the 2016 Copa America in the US. The home nation team was knocked out after being destroyed by Argentina last night 4-0. Messi became Argentina's all-time scorer with his incredible free kick goal from 32 yards out making his total goals an amazing 55. Tonight, either Colombia or Chile will join the Argentinians in the Final match on Monday the 27th.
Colombia and Chile have been two of the most entertaining teams to watch at this year's Copa America and they will meet tonight in Chicago for a chance to make the final game. Defending champions Chile are going into tonight's match after crushing the Mexican team in an embarrassing 7-0 display. The win was quite costly for the Chilean team, as Arturo Vidal received a costly yellow card, which will keep him on the sideline tonight.
Colombia made it to the Semi-Finals after a nail biting penalty shootout with Peru. Jose Pekerman, Colombia's famed manager has come under scrutiny for his lineup changes, which have proven to put Colombia into difficult situations already, but the team will be ready for tonight and looking to win.
Battle in Goal
Even with the dramatic 7-0 win against Mexico and the 4-1 win against Panama in the prior game, Chile's goalkeeper Claudia Bravo has not been his Barcelona-self. On the other side of the pitch, David Ospina has been spectacular for Colombia. The Arsenal goalkeeper continues to save Colombia from some sticky situations and was the reason they won the penalty shootout against Peru.
Copa American Betting
Even without Vidal, Chile are still slight favorites to advance to the final with UK sportsbook bet365 posting outright odds in their favor at 2.50. Colombia is not far behind at 3.00. bet365 Sportsbook has been offering competitive odds for the Copa America and with only three matches left, there are many lines left for punters.