Copa America Betting Tips
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Presentation and betting tips of the Copa America 2021 (2020)
Do you like South American football? So prepare your predictions for the Copa America 2020! Played in 2021 after its postponement last year, the 47th edition of the Copa America is played from June 13 to July 10 of this summer with matches being played in Brazil.
The best players from the continent have come to try to obtain the title of champion of South America. Sacred in the last edition played on its land, Brazil will obviously be part of the game, as will the great Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile, winner in 2015 and 2016. So be prepared, your prons on the Copa America will be exciting in the coming days.
A Beginners Guide to how the 2021 (2020) Copa America works?
To predict well on the Copa America, it is obviously necessary to understand how it works. Before we go any further and see the composition of the groups and the key figures, let's talk about the format of the competition.
This summer, unlike other editions, only 10 South American nations are taking part in the tournament. No guests from another confederation as usual, Australia and Qatar declined following the one-year postponement. So there are only South American nations this summer, much to the delight of local supporters.
In terms of format, two hens are first played during the group stage. In each pool, 5 selections are present, for encounters necessarily tense. Teams that finish in the top four are qualified for the quarter-finals, and the last of each group are eliminated.
You will understand, follows after knockout matches, with quarter-finals, semi-finals, a match for third place and the grand final of July 10, 2021. Nothing could be easier to understand.
Betting on Copa America: the key statistics
Now that we know the format of this Copa America 2020, let's now turn to the key statistics and figures to know to predict well. As is often the case, this South American competition should be in line with the previous ones, which remains an advantage for your sports betting. Here are the big numbers that might be useful to you.
2.30 goals per game
Joga Bonito, football samba and other crazy offensives? Sorry to upset you, but the Copa America usually doesn't reserve any of that. These last editions, unlike the Copa played in the last century, the Copa America matches are indeed quite closed, and show a certain tension with each duel. As proof, the average of goals of the last tournament was only 2.30 per match, less than that of Ligue 1. In the last tournament, played in 2019, this average even increased to 1.75 average goals per game during knockout matches. So don't expect champagne football this summer in Argentina and Colombia.
54% of games with less than 2.5 goals
Second statistic, which immediately confirms the first mentioned, know that the last Copa America will have seen only 46% of the games with three or more goals. It is weak, and it demonstrates once again the tight and tactical nature of the matches. In the knockout phase in Brazil, the figure drops to 37% of cases, for one of the lowest ratios in all international competitions combined. A second number that should put the chip in your ear: choose the bet "Less than 2.5 goals" during the Copa America 2020 (2021). FYI, the "-1.5 goals" bet affected a third of the games in 2019, confirming the situation a little more.
Only one team scores, 62% of games
In the same spirit, note that Copa America matches rarely see both teams score. In Brazil, in 2019, only 38% of the matches had thus passed the prognosis "Both teams score", for less than 4 games out of 10. The statistics are reversed for more legibility: more than 6 out of 10 games validated the bet "Both teams score: No". What can you give you ideas for this 2020/2021 edition?
One draw out of three
Another interesting figure for your predictions on the Copa America: 35% of draws in the last tournament. This is huge, and the situation is similar in previous editions. We remember, for example, the three out of four overtimes in the last quarter-finals, demonstrating once again that the South American matches are indeed among the most shared in the world. At the break, in 2019, note that 46% of the games had reached a draw at half-time. Again you could use it at online bookmakers.
0-0, an exact score that pays
Last stat finally to shine on sports betting sites: the 0-0 is a very recurring score in Copa America! With 5 games out of 26 two years ago, almost 20% of the matches ended in a scoreless draw, delighting the prognosticators who had seen right. When you know that the odds offered for this type of bet average 6.00 among online bookmakers, you will understand the value of trying. Specialist's word
How to place reliable predictions on the Copa America 2021?
You now know the organization of the Copa America, and the important numbers to bet well. Now let's talk about the best practices to adopt to predict and estimate the outcome of the matches at best. Here are the practices used by our tipsters to make reliable predictions:
- Watch the current series
- Taking into account the size of nations
- See the list of absentees
- Analyzing the stakes of the meeting
- Take stock of the rivalry
By doing so before predicting, your analysis of the Copa America will be even better. Now we'll look at each of these in more depth.
1. Watch the current series
To pass your prono on a Copa America match, you must first look at the latest results of the nations concerned by your match. A selection remains for example on two victories, while his opponent still has not won in the tournament? Logically, you must therefore turn to a success of this first. In a tournament like the Copa America, dynamics and confidence are very important elements, which matter in the fate of a match. Before you place your bet at your bookmaker, watch these famous current series.
2. Taking into account the size of nations
Second good practice to succeed your predictions on this Copa America, the analysis of the forces involved. By that, we mean that it is still interesting to consult the numbers of each nation in depth. With the rule of 5 changes validated by CONMEBOL (compared to 3 usually), the best-supplied nations will have a definite advantage in this Copa America 2020. In a seemingly tight duel like Uruguay-Chile, players from the bench such as Darwin Nuez, Jonathan Rodriguez or Diego Martin Rossi could, for example, make the difference in favour of Celeste. This football of 2021 is no longer played at 11/3, don't forget. A coach can now change half of his field players during the game.
3. See the list of absentees
In the same spirit of the forces involved, it is also imperative to take into account the possible absences on either side of the field. Especially when it comes to major players! Let's imagine, for example, the Colombia-Ecuador match, without Angel Mena or Michael Estrada on the Ecuador side. In these conditions, the attack of the Tri would then be diminished and the duel in contested aspect would no longer really be. Same reasoning with an injury or suspension of Neymar Brazilian side for example, or a certain Lionel Messi Argentine side. Check the list of absentees remains therefore essential for a reliable prognosus, worry about it. We can even advise you to wait for the official compositions to place your bet. Injuries can occur at the last moment during warm-ups.
4. Analyze the stakes of the meeting
Fourth and penultimate good practice for your bets on the Copa America contested in 2021, the complete analysis of the stakes of the match. Here nothing complicated, it is a question of whether both teams will have the same motivation at the time of kick-off. Does the match pit two nations against the fight for a ticket to the quarter-finals? For the first place of the hen, synonymous with a simpler sequel? Is the duel between a nation already eliminated from the race and a team that plays first place? All of these questions will be important, and will need to be asked during the group stage. Beyond that, it will be a little less true given the playoff nature of the games from the quarters.
5. Take stock of the rivalry
Last good practice to adopt this Summer on South American football: taking into account a possible rivalry. And in this Copa America there are many! In addition to the traditional Brazil-Argentina rivalry, marked by decades of high-voltage encounters, the Uruguay-Brazil matches are obviously ultra-tense since the 1950 World Cup and the Maracanaço, as well as the duels between Argentina and Uruguay or Argentina and Chile. Generally, these encounters produce amazing results, and an ultra-favorite training is not always guaranteed success. On the occasion of the 47th Copa America of the name, take into account this very important aspect. It could make the difference for your pronos and prize pools on online betting sites.
Copa America 2021 (2020) - The Groups
So here you are, perfected to make your predictions about the Copa America played on the Colombian and Argentinian lawns. Now it's time for the most interesting: the groups of the 2020 edition! As you will see, many posters are already enticing to predict.
Group A - Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
In the first group of the Copa America, there are two favorites at the coronation with Neymar's Brazil and Duvan Zapata's Colombia. Holders of the title after their coronation on their land in 2019, the Auriverde are favored by the prognosticators for the first place, as they present quality at every line of the field. Neymar, then, but also the duo Ederson Moraes-Alisson to keep the goals, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Allan, Gabriel Jesus, Vinicius Junior or Paqueta and Firmino: the Seleçao looks great and should have no trouble flying over This Pool A.
Colombia no longer have home advantage but have a talented set of players. From Zapata to Muriel, through Morelos, Cuadrado, James Rodriguez, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sanchez or Ospina, the group led by Reinaldo Rueda can aim very high in the competition. On paper, the last place in the pool and only elimination, could be played between Venezuela and Peru.
Group B - Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia
In the second group of this group stage of the Copa America, two clear trends are detected even before the start of the competition. On the one hand Bolivia seems destined to finish last, it has not won in official competition for 9 meetings, and on the other hand the fight for first place should be bitter until the last day. Between Lionel Messi's Argentina, Edinson Cavani's Uruguay and young Carlos Palacios' Chile, the debates are expected to be heated for a long time, and nothing seems to be played in advance for Albiceleste.
Although considered the number one favourite for the group's first place, Argentina does not offer any guarantees, especially against nations of this caliber. Third in the last edition in Brazil and unable to win the Copa since 1993 and the generation of Simeone, Batistuta and other Redondo, the selection coached by Scaloni has too often disappointed to be predicted without fear. In its last 14 official matches, the team eliminated by Les Bleus at the 2018 World Cup has had 7 games without a win, that is to say its irregularity. So don't throw yourself on Argentina at your bookmaker's, that's a tip. The odds seem too low to be real good shots.
Prediction on the winner: who will win the Copa America 2021?
So here we are, we've come to what you're most interested in, our free prediction about the future winner of the Copa America. And at the risk of disappointing you, we are not going to be very original in advising you to favor Brazil. Holders of the title and positioned in a pool within their reach, the Auriverde should first spare themselves a tense quarter-final, before competing with any team in knockout matches. Based on a very talented group, and which remains far from shining only offensively (Marquinhos, Allan, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Ederson...), Seleçao can win any match in this Copa, and remains the big favorite to succeed him. Offered at a very nice rating among bookmakers, the final title of Brazil is our best advice. Do we agree with our editors? So to your predictions, the Copa America 2021 is waiting for you at online bookmakers.Find our free forecasts on the winner of the Copa America, as well as our expert predictions on all of the best matches of the 2021 (2020) tournament. Full information for your sports bets!
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