Copa America Soccer Picks: Colombia's Offense Will Be Too Much For Peru

Lee Phelps

Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:02 AM UTC

Saturday, Jun. 20, 2015 1:02 AM UTC

It's all to play for in Group C with any of the teams capable of making the knockout stages, so who will it be? William Hill's Lee Phelps is looking at the odds for his free betting pick in this crucial match.

Colombia need to beat Peru in the Estadio Municipal Germán Becker in Temuco on Sunday to make it through to the knockout stages of the Copa America.

All three teams in Group C are on three points so anything could happen in the final matches, with all three sides on three points any of the four teams can still progress to the semi-finals in one of the top-two automatic qualification spots or as a best third-place finisher.


I’m still not over Jose Pekerman’s men losing to Venezuela, but I’m going to have to forget that because I’m going to use similar arguments again here. To be fair they have since beaten Brazil as well, so should be confident and maybe could excuse that first effort by blaming complacency or a bad day at the office.

The frontline of Radamel Falcao, Jackson Martinez, Carlos Bacca and James Rodriguez is too much to bet against, even though defensively they can be exposed.

Colombia, are the fourth best team in the world according to FIFA and are 57 places higher than Peru. They should win here.

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That first game against Brazil almost ended in a draw, so no doubt they will attempt to keep it tight and frustrate the Colombians in a particularly low scoring group.

Las Incas do have their own excellent players in Juan Manuel Vargas, Claudio Pizarro, Jefferson Farfan, and Paolo Guerrero, while the Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano has added some steel to the back line.

It’s worth remembering that Peru have reached at least the quarter-finals in each of the last four consecutive Copa Americas.


Soccer Picks
I know I said I expected goals in the Colombia Venezeula match and they didn’t materialise, but I’m going back in. The bookmakers obviously expect a tight game with under 2.5 and both teams not to score both odds on. So I’m looking at over 2.5 at 2.2 (11/10) and both teams scoring at 2.15 (23/20) for my soccer picks. The two together come out at 2.7 (17/10).


Free Soccer Pick: Colombia win and both teams to score 4.0 (3/1) at William Hill

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