It has been a tournament to remember so far at the Copa America Centenario, and with the quarter-finals right around the corner, it’s almost a guarantee that things are about to get even more exciting. There are still a lot of soccer odds you can bet on this coming week before this tournament comes to an end later in June, and for many bettors, that means keeping an eye open for lines that may be in the safer side.
Predictions & Safe Soccer Odds On Copa America Centenario
There is, of course, no such thing as a sure bet in soccer, which is probably a sentiment being echoed by the countless people who choked on Brazil to easily make it to the quarter-final stages. It’s a little tricky, but there may well be a few wagers that can be considered to be safer than most in the next few days, so let’s take a look at a few.
Putting Your Money On Argentina
There is no two ways about it; Argentina have looked like the class of the tournament, and they have done so without having to rely on Lionel Messi yet. They had a 2-1 win over Chile in the opening game without Messi in the team, and then beat Panama 5-0, with Messi bagging 3 goals in a brief appearance as a substitute. Their last game in the group stage is versus Bolivia, which is a team that they should easily handle. I’d take them to win that one, and might also look at the OVER if Messi is in the starting line-up.
Wager on Chile to make the Quarter-Finals
Chile and Panama are tied on 3 points behind Argentina in Group D, and they will face one another in the final group game to decide who moves on. Panama ran into injury and suspension trouble against Argentina in their previous game, and they are going to have a bit of a makeshift line-up for this crucial game. Chile are a talented side, not to mention the defending Copa America champions, and they should be too strong for an undermanned Panama side here.
A Couple of Good Quarter-Final Bets
The surprise team of the tournament has to be Peru, as they landed on top of Group B with 7 points, and eliminating Brazil in the process. As well as they have done to make it through, they have not looked particularly convincing, especially in front of goal. They are in for a tough quarter-final match-up against a Colombia team sure to be out for blood after losing to Costa Rica and finishing second in Group A. Colombia winning this one and moving on may be my safest bet of the lot.
The other quarter-final match-up that has already been decided will see the host United States go up against Ecuador. The difference maker in this one may well be the location, as Seattle is sure to be hostile territory for Ecuador. This stadium is loud, and the fans may well be the 12th man that helps the US move on to the semis.