Notable Betting Value In Thursday's Copa America Matchups

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:40 PM GMT

With the first round gone, things start to get more exciting! The 2nd round of Group C takes place this Thursday and we’ll go through the best bets in both games.

Uruguay vs Venezuela
This game takes place in Philadelphia, which forced both teams to travel after the first round game. Uruguay is the one with the biggest trip, almost 5 hours in plane, which is always a factor to keep in mind with such short time between games.

After the defeat against Mexico, this is a crucial game for La Celeste where they can’t fail if they want to reach the next stage of the competition.

Without Suarez, the team is much weaker in the front and it was possible to see that Edison Cavani couldn’t create much problems alone. Cavani had the support of players like Rolan in the front however, they don’t have the quality that the team needs.

Uruguay’s biggest quality is their passion and will to win every game, as they showed against Mexico with only 10 players. Their defense is also extremely strong, with Atletico Madrid’s center backs and two very good fullbacks, Maxi and Alvaro Pereira, who give a great dynamic to the team’s attack and can cause superiority on Uruguay’s offensive momentum.

Vecino is suspended for this game after receiving a red card and he’ll be missed on the midfield against Venezuela, in a game where is expected to see Uruguay with a more offensive approach than in the previous game against Mexico.

Venezuela reaches this game with three points on their pocket, after a game against Jamaica where a draw would be a fairer result. Venezuela is a very weak team in the back and Uruguay should create many problems and goal opportunities on this game.

 

Betting Overview
Due to Uruguay’s clear need of winning this game, Venezuela shouldn’t risk too much and will try to play this game with a careful approach, waiting for an opportunity to surprise their opponent with counter attacks. However, Oscar Tabarez is very experienced on this small groups, which are almost knockout stages and for this game, he should present a more offensive team but without risking too much, which won’t leave many space for Venezuela to create problems.

Even though Uruguay’s offensive problems with Suarez absence, the difference between the two teams is there is only one possible side to bet on this game, Uruguay. The best price available for their victory is @-143 and that is good enough for us to take, however, the biggest value lies on their win by two goals, Uruguay -1.00 @+121 Pinnacle, which is a line that will be voided if they win by just one goal. Uruguay to win to nil @+138 Bet365 is also other good bet for this game.

Edison Cavani will be the best striker on the pitch and placing a bet on him to score at any time or even to be the first goal scorer are two markets that deserve a small bet.

Free Soccer pick: 

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Free Soccer Pick: Uruguay -1 (+105)
Best Line Offered: at JustBet


Mexico vs Jamaica
With an amazing win against Uruguay, Mexico is in a very good spot to go through while Jamaica suffered an undeserved loss against Venezuela and their chances of winning points on the next games are very low since they will meet two superior teams.

Mexico presents a very good squad with balance in all sectors, starting on the back with the experience of Rafa Marquez and ending with a very dynamic offensive line, where Hector Herrera plays a crucial role to connect the midfield to the attack. Fc Porto’s midfielder appears very well in the attack to help Chicharito and Aquino, or Jimenez if he comes from the bench.

Guardado is the big miss on Mexico’s side due to the red card received on the 2nd half of the game against Uruguay.

Jamaica showed a very physical football on the first game, always trying to find their forward Donaldson in the front, a very strong player with ability to cause difficulties to any defense and with Mexico it won’t be different

The midfielder Austin took a red card and is not available for this game.

 

Betting Overview
Mexico should count with a higher number of supporters in the stadium and after having a shorter trip to Pasadena than Jamaica, we believe that Mexico will be fresher and very determined in winning this game and achieve the qualification for the knockout stage.

In the winners market, the sportsbooks are expecting a victory from Mexico by 2 goals, pricing their -1.50 spread close to evens, however, that is not enough value to take it.

With Jamaica taking a more risky approach due to their need to win, this should be an open game which makes the Over 2.50 goals a line with some value because of the risks that the weakest team will take.

The Over will rely on Jamaica’s ability to score a goal and the current odd for Both Teams to Score @+200 on William Hill presents good value and deserves the risk, since Jamaica is very strong physically and can cause many problems on every free kick and corners to the Mexican center backs.

That said and having in mind to always invest with value, we’ll split our stake on this game between BTTS @+200 William Hill and also in the Over 2.5 goals

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Free Soccer Pick: Both teams to score and/or Over 2.50
Best Line Offered: at William Hill & Betsson respectively