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  • Betcris.com Brazil can wipe away 12 years of frustration in one fell swoop on Sunday. The preeminent soccer power in South America has never had much luck at Copa America. Both Argentina and Uruguay dwarf Brazil in terms of total titles, yet the Selecao could cut into that lead with a win over Peru this weekend. Brazil are heavy favorites as hosts of this competition, and they smashed Peru in their earlier match.   More

  • Betcris.com For the third straight time, Chile and Argentina will meet on the last weekend of Copa America. However, while their previous two battles were to determine the winner, this year’s clash will be for third place in South America’s premier tournament. The two previous finals between these rivals ended similarly. Chile focused on defense and Argentina couldn’t break through, resulting in both the 2015 and 2016 Finals going to penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless action. La Roja emerged victorious in both shootouts, and it would be poetic to see it happen once more.   More

  • Betcris.com Chile are looking to pull off the improbable and win their third straight Copa America title. La Roja won the 2015 Copa America and the Copa America Centenario in 2016, but they were considered longshots to make it three straight cups before the start of this year’s edition. Now, a win over Peru will put them back in the final. Whichever team wins the second semifinal on Wednesday will certainly be an underdog against either Brazil or Argentina in the final on Sunday though.   More

  • Betcris.com This has not been a particularly exciting Copa America. Defense has become paramount as low-scoring matches have become the norm with teams frequently looking to stall out the game against opponents. Three of the four Quarterfinals were 0-0 games that were decided by penalties, but the two heavyweights in South America are looking to change all that. Brazil and Argentina will meet for the 111th time on Tuesday with a spot in the Copa America Final on the line.   More

  • Betcris.com The first Copa America quarterfinal match took place last night when Brazil met Paraguay. The mandate for outgunned Paraguay was clear from the outset; defend at all costs. Paraguay did not win a match in the Group Stage, somehow getting through to the quarterfinals as a result of two draws, and they knew their best hope against Brazil was to hold firm in the back and hope for the best. Despite Fabian Balbuena picking up a red card in the 58th minute, they managed to do just that, forcing Brazil into penalties. There, the teams were tied at three all heading into the last round, and Gabriel Jesus played the hero for the hosts by making his penalty and sending Brazil into the semifinals. Brazil will face either Venezuela or Argentina in Belo Horizonte on July 2.   More

  • Betcris.com Brazil and Peru will meet to determine the winner of Copa America’s Group A this Saturday. Brazil were heavy favorites to win this group at the start of the competition, but a frustrating draw against Venezuela left them tied with Peru on points entering both teams’ final match of the group stage. Each team is desperate to grab first as second place might have to face Argentina in the quarterfinals.   More

  • Betcris.com Brazil were heavy favorites to win Group A at this year’s Copa America prior to the start of the tournament. They are even bigger favorites now after blowing past Bolivia in their opener, while Venezuela and Peru settled for a draw. A win against Venezuela on Tuesday would send Brazil through to the knockout rounds, and oddsmakers have listed the hosts as sizable favorites per the soccer betting odds prior to this match. Anything less than a multiple goal victory for Brazil would be a surprise.   More

  • Betcris.com Argentina and Colombia are the two favorites to win Group B, and if one of the two teams can pick up a victory in their match on Saturday, they will have a huge leg up in their hopes of winning the group. The other two teams in this group are Paraguay and Qatar, and they aren’t expected to be contenders. A draw would likely lead to the group coming down to goal differential.   More

  • Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    2019 Copa America Odds and Preview

    By Jonathan Willis

    Betcris.com This year’s Copa America will see two Asian teams take part in the competition for the first time in history. Japan are making their second trip to Copa America, and the Samurai Blue will look to make it out of the Group Stage this time. Qatar are making their first ever Copa America appearance, and the reigning AFC Asian Cup winners are looking to further prove themselves against some of the best teams in the world. They will have their chance in Brazil.   More

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