Turn to Prop Odds as Colombia-Argentina Winners Markets Hard to Call: Copa America Picks

Lee Phelps

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:23 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2015 8:23 PM UTC

A collection of some of the world's best attackers line up in this Copa America quarter-final, but everyone is expecting few goals. For more on why, William Hill's Lee Phelps has been looking at the form and odds for his free betting pick.

This is a tricky game for me because I’m a big fan of both sides and the way they play. The talent on show in an attacking sense is mouth-watering, with possible front fours that any country or club side would crave.

Strangely goals have been scarce for both teams in the Copa America and I can see that happening again here.


The World Cup runners-up have gone back to type after their opening 2-2 with Paraguay, churning out two 1-0 wins since then against Uruguay and, perhaps more surprisingly, Jamaica.

I’m not really sure why I like them so much, because they have the players to tear opponents apart, but seldom go for the jugular, happy instead to keep what they’ve got and get a win. Perhaps the Paraguay draw just reminded them of the carelessness possible.

Giraldo Martino’s team has won eight and drawn one of their last 11 matches since losing to Germany in Brazil. In my opinion if Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez and Angel di Maria played for a club side, it would rival Barcelona’s much vaunted attack.

Any regular readers will know I have had some love for Aguero, having made a nice bundle on him at the end of the Premier League season and to get him at 2.5 (6/4) to score anytime on any patch of grass in the world is too good to pass up.

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If this was a game of cards Jose Pekerman would look at Martino’s hand and lay down a Radamel Falcao, Jackson Martinez, Carlos Bacca and James Rodriguez and look pretty happy with himself.

The problem is, it hasn’t really worked for them in Chile so far, that’s not to say it can’t happen and many may look at the soccer odds on offer for them to win and want to get involved.

So far we’ve seen them lose to Venezuela, draw against Peru, but beat Brazil in this Copa and they went to the quarter-finals of the World Cup too.


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I can’t get away from the fact that Colombia just aren’t playing very well and don’t look they can outscore Argentina, in fact I think we’re looking at a game with two or fewer goals in it and perhaps even a no to the both teams to score question.

My main soccer pick is for Aguero to score though, his form is great, he was rested against Jamaica so will be fresh and he has Messi supplying his ammo.

Free soccer pick: Aguero to score 2.5 (6/4) William Hill

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