Copa America Football Betting Preview 15/06/2019-07/07/2019
We may be in the heart of the domestic summer break across Europe but football fans still have plenty of top quality action to enjoy over the coming month including the latest edition of the Copa América.
The tournament is finally about to settle down into some sort of rhythm for the long term, being played in the same summer as the European Championships, but Brazil is hosting once more before that four-yearly routine begins.
The hosts are joined by 11 other teams including invitees Japan and Qatar who will become the first Arab nation to compete in the Copa América. Qatar are the rank outsiders with the bookies, but they’ve already had a major impact on the tournament as Neymar was ruled out having suffered ankle ligament damage in a pre-tournament friendly against them.
Is It Finally Messi’s Time?
Despite the injury to Neymar, Brazil are the bookies’ favourites to win the Copa America in front of their home fans. The Selecao are available at around the 11/10 mark which looks a little bit short for a team who have not won the Copa América since 2007.
Argentina have an even worse recent tournament record than their rivals, but they are being fairly well backed to end 26 years of hurt. They certainly have all the talent required to see off the competition thanks to Lionel Messi’s reversal of his decision to retire from international football.
Messi will join the likes of Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala to form a truly frightening forward line. We’ve seen plenty of Argentina teams packed full of individual talent fail miserably on the international stage over the years though so Lionel Scaloni does have a big job on his hands in his first taste of an international tournament as a manager.
A lot is being made of the fact that Scaloni is a rookie manager but the fact that he is so recently removed from his playing career could actually play into Argentina’s hands.
Scaloni played with many of those in his squad for the tournament which should act as an extra motivation for the players. He’ll also give his players a say in how they play rather than being dictatorial and if everybody pulls in the right direction Argentina may just end their miserable run without a trophy at 15/4 with bet365.
Uruguay Look Solid Contenders
Brazil and Argentina are far from the only high quality teams in the 2019 Copa América. Uruguay have a host of world-class players in their ranks and are ready to push for an eighth Copa América title which would be their first since 1995.
Uruguay’s main strength is their experience. They are led by Diego Godin who has been one of the world’s best centre backs for a decade or more, there is plenty of bite and guile in midfield whilst the strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani is capable of pulling apart even the sternest defence.
Whether Uruguay have enough about them to see off the challenge of Brazil and Argentina remains to be seen, but they should be able to make it out of Group C as the winners. They’re favourites to beat both Ecuador and Japan in their first two matches before a potential group decider against a Chile team who don’t look quite at the levels they reached in winning the last two renewals of the Copa América so back Uruguay to win their group at even money with Coral.
Argentina to win the Copa América at 15/4 with bet365
Uruguay to win Group C at Evens with Coral
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