The 2021 Copa America is down to their final eight. As one might expect, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay are the favorites to win the Copa. Paraguay, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador are hoping for some Copa magic. Although odds have yet to be assigned, check out an analysis of the favorites’ chances and the underdogs’ chances so you can keep betting against their Copa America odds.
Soccer Betting Preview for the 2021 Copa America Quarter Finals Matches
2021 Copa America – CONMEBOL
- When: June 13 – July 10
2021 Copa America Quarter-Finalists
Does Brazil deserve to be such a big favorite to win the 2021 Copa America?
Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Ecuador in their final group stage match might give Copa America handicappers the impression that the Brazilians shouldn’t offer low odds to win the tournament. After all, drawing with a team like Ecuador when you’re the third-ranked squad in the world isn’t a good look.
But before saying the Brazilians underperformed, take a look at who didn’t step onto the pitch in the draw. Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Fred, Thiago Silva, and Ederson didn’t leave the bench. Gabriel Jesus and Neymar start upfront for Brazil in most matches.
Knowing they had already won Group B, Brazil decided to rest some of their most important players. So, the answer is yes. Brazil deserves to be such a massive favorite to win the Copa.
Which team is the better play, Argentina or Uruguay?
Uruguay came on in their final couple of matches. But Argentina deserves the nod between the two because the Argentinians tightened their defense.
After the 1-1 tie versus Chile, Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0, Paraguay 1-0, and Bolivia 4-1. The great thing about the 3-goal victory over Bolivia is how Argentina played more aggressively.
Former player Lionel Scaloni used the matches versus Uruguay and Paraguay to become familiar with a defensive style. Then against Bolivia, Scaloni added aggressiveness without Argentina failing to play defense.
Scaloni’s moves should set Argentina up well to win the 2021 Copa America, or at least battle Brazil hard in the final match.
Among Paraguay, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and Ecuador, which team has the best chance of upsetting the three favorites?
It’s difficult to say. Most believe Colombia has a chance, but the Colombians drew with Venezuela and lost to Peru and Brazil during the group stage. The loss to Peru should worry any Colombian fan.
Colombia faces Uruguay in the quarter-finals. Uruguay is the better team. Ecuador takes on Argentina. Messi and his mates should dominate.
On Friday, Brazil gets to beat up Chile, which leaves us with Peru and Paraguay. Based on group play, Paraguay has a slight edge.
Peru beat Colombia 2-1, but the Peruvians also fell to Brazil by 4 goals. Uruguay and Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0. The Paraguayans beat Chile 2-0 and dominated Bolivia 3-1.
If you want to back a nation not named Brazil, Argentina, or Uruguay to win the Copa America, consider backing Paraguay.
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