The Copa America kicks off on Friday, June 14 when Bolivia battles home nation Brazil. The Bolivians are massive underdogs. Also on Match Day 1, Peru takes on Venezuela and Argentina hits the pitch against rival Colombia. Check out our 2019 Copa America odds, analysis, and free picks for Match Day 1!
2019 Copa America Match Day 1 Odds, Predictions & Picks
- When: June 14 – July 7
- Where: Brazil
- TV: Telemundo
- Live Stream: TelemundoDeportes.com
Friday, June 14
Bolivia vs Brazil
- 2019 Copa America Odds: Bolivia +3461 / Brazil -1428
Barzil is a major favorite for a reason. The Brazilians are 4-1-0 in their last 5 with the lone draw coming against Panama 1-1 back on March 23. The Brazilians should rock Bolivia by around 3 goals here.
Bolivia is 0-2-3 with the 3 losses versus South Korea, Japan, and France. If they couldn’t hang with South Korea and Japan, they won’t hang with the Brazilians.
Soccer Betting Pick: Brazil
Saturday, June 15
Peru vs Venezuela
- 2019 Copa America Odds: Peru +143 / Venezuela +214
The United States beat Venezuela 3-0 in their last. Mexico beat them 3-1. Although the loss to the U.S. was bad, Venezuela did beat Argentina 3-1 in March.
The Peruvians are 2-0-3 in their last 5. Colombia beat them 3-0, El Salvador beat them 2-0, and Costa Rica beat them 3-2. The Peruvians did exact revenge over Costa Rica with a 1-0 win on June 5. That was a solid win. Venezuela’s victory over Argentina is looking more and more like a fluke. Peru gets the nod in this matchup.
Soccer Betting Pick: Peru
Colombia vs Argentina
- 2019 Copa America Odds: Colombia +233 / Argentina +125
Both Colombia and Argentina have had bad losses this year. Argentina dropped a match to Venezuela. Colombia dropped a match to South Korea. Of those two opponents, South Korea is the much better team than Venezuela.
Colombia has since looked fantastic. They beat Panama 3-0 and Peru 3-0. Argentina dominated Nicaragua 5-1 in their last match. Before that, they beat Morocco 1-0. The Argentinians get the slight edge in this because Messi and Aguero should be on the pitch.
Soccer Betting Pick: Argentina
Sunday, June 16
Ecuador vs Uruguay
- 2019 Copa America Odds: Ecuador +412 / Uruguay -129
Ecuador’s Under-20 squad plays in the third place match against Italy on Friday. The future is bright for Ecuador’s soccer team. However, the future isn’t so bright for the current Ecuador squad.
Uruguay could win the Copa America. The Uruguayans haven’t lost since the World Cup in November. The losses were both 0-1, to Brazil and France. They’ll beat Ecuador by at least 1 goal on Sunday.
Soccer Betting Pick: Uruguay
Qatar vs Paraguay
- 2019 Copa America Odds: Qatar +450 / Paraguay -149
Paraguay isn’t in great form. They’re getting the benefit of the doubt in this match. The Paraguayans did beat Guatemala 2-0 in their last. That was their only win in their last 5.
Qatar lost 0-2 to Brazil on June 5. Before that, they had run off 4 straight: 1-0 against Iraq, 1-0 against South Korea, 4-0 versus the United Arab Emirates, and 3-1 against Japan. Qatar could surprise here. They’re worth backing at the odds.
Soccer Betting Pick: Qatar<?p>
Monday, June 17
- 2019 Copa America Odds: Chile -243 / Japan +707
Japan is a major underdog for a reason. They beat El Salvador and Bolivia in 2-of-3, but drew versus Trinidad and Tobago. They also lost to Qatar and Colombia.
Chile hasn’t looked great. They did beat Haiti, drew against a decent U.S. team, and beat Honduras 4-1 in 3 of their last 5. The Chileans might struggle early in this match. Eventually, they’ll get the goal that hands them the win.
Soccer Betting Pick: Chile