The Copa America 2021 International soccer competition is just around the corner, with the tournament’s first fixture taking place this Sunday afternoon. The odds are now available for us to delve into some betting picks. Let us dive into the most favorable picks and soccer analysis and deliver free betting advice courtesy of SBR. Please continue reading for our Copa America 2021 futures, underdogs with a chance, and those teams we expect to fall short.
Outsiders With a Great Chance of Winning
Colombia and Reinaldo Rueda
Often under-performers but dangerous underdogs for the opposition, one-time winners of the Copa America Colombia will be hoping to repeat the success they once had as hosts. The last time they lifted the trophy (2001), they were a host nation and they will be eager to get their second continental title.
This Colombian squad will feature a bit of a new look, as heroes of the past like Radamel Falcao and Everton midfielder James Rodriguez were left off the team. The physical fitness of the latter came into question and Rueda bet on new blood for the tournament. Nevertheless, Colombia still features dangerous players that are used to the big stage, such as Juventus’ Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Everton’s Yerri Mina and Atalanta’s tandem of Duvan Zapata and Luis Fernando Muriel.
Reinaldo Rueda will be looking for that 2014 World Cup inspiration that saw Los Cafeteros appear in their first-ever quarter-final.
Copa America Future Bet: Colombia to Win the Copa America at +686 with Pinnacle Sportsbook
Argentina and Lionel Scaloni
Time is running thin for soccer superstar Lionel Messi; if he wants to win his first international trophy with Argentina, the Copa America 2021 could be one of the last hopes.
La Albiceleste’s cup-winning success hasn’t delivered since 1993. As runners-up on four occasions, they’ve come so close to reliving the 93′ winning year.
Lionel Scalono took charge of Argentina following the squads appalling 2018 World Cup attempt, taking control before their 2019 Copa America campaign. With that said, since rivals Brazil defeated him during the semi-finals of said edition of the tournament, we should expect an act of fiery revenge on the manager’s mind heading into this year’s tournament. The two-time World champions have their work cut out for them but will be eager to reach their sixth major tournament final this decade.
At the odds of +256 at betting sites, we are not surprised that Argentina is the second favorites to take it all. Lionel Messi will be joined with a star-studded line-up this summer. The likes of Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria consistently provide world-class football during any given year, and although on paper they have great chances of defeating former champions Chile and Brazil, they are not what they once were.
The Favorites to win the Copa America
Brazil has stormed the bookmaker’s top position to claim this year’s Copa America trophy, and we cannot be surprised after their victory over Peru in the 2019 Copa America Final. This marked Brazil’s ninth continental title as the defending champions will be hoping to make it number 10.
Back-to-back titles for Brazil could be easily accomplished, as PSG superstar Neymar will join Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Thiago Silva and other top class players in their pursuit of glory.
Brazil has undoubtedly lost some crucial players recently but has retained the trophy on two occasions; we anticipate them coming out on top again.