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Copa America winner odds: Brazil and Argentina on course for final

| 01.07.2021

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Copa America has reached the semi-final stage with Brazil and Argentina still on course to meet in the championship match.

Tournament hosts and defending champions Brazil remain 8/11 in the Copa America winner odds despite a narrow 1-0 victory against Chile in the quarter-finals during which Gabriel Jesus was sent off.

Peru and Colombia are rank outsiders to reach the final but let’s look at the odds for all four teams to win the South American tournament.

Brazil

Brazil have won four of their five Copa America matches and are now unbeaten in their last 12 games.

The Selecao destroyed Peru 4-0 during the group stage and they meet again in the semi-finals having also beaten them 4-2 in a World Cup qualifier last October.

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Brazil have won four of their five matches and had already secured the group when they drew 1-1 with Ecuador for which Tite selected a much-changed team.

Having scored 11 goals and conceded just twice, Brazil remain on track to retain the title they won two years ago with a 3-1 victory – over Peru.

Argentina

Argentina started the tournament slowly with a 1-1 draw against Chile and 1-0 victories over Uruguay and Paraguay but they concluded their group campaign with a 4-1 victory over Bolivia.

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La Albiceleste then crushed Ecuador 3-0 in last week’s quarter-finals when Lionel Messi set up two and scored a stoppage-time free-kick from just outside the area to make it a tournament-high four goals.

Lionel Scaloni’s side face Colombia in the early hours of Wednesday morning and are 7/4 in the Copa America winner odds for a first tournament triumph since 1993.

Colombia

Colombia finished third in their group with just one victory in four games but they are just one win away from their first final since they won Copa America 20 years ago and are 10/1 to prevail in the tournament.

Reinaldo Rueda’s side lost to Peru and Brazil, and shared a goalless draw against Venezuela, with their only victory coming against Ecuador.

However, they held Uruguay to a goalless draw in the quarter-finals and went through to the last four with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win.

They have not lost to Argentina in their last three meetings, the last of which was a 2-2 draw in a World Cup qualifier four weeks ago.

Peru

The 2019 runners-up will need to improve on their last meeting with Brazil in the group stages of this tournament if they are to reach the final.

Peru were beaten 4-0 a few weeks ago and they have lost five of their last six duels with Brazil which explains why they are 12/1 in the Copa America winner odds.

That said, they finished second in Group B thanks to wins against Colombia and Venezuela and beat Paraguay on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in normal time.

They will be without key winger Andre Carrillo for the Brazil game, so they are certainly up against it.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott