The Copa America has been an eventful tournament so far, throwing up plenty of excitement, shocks and high-scoring games. The serious stuff starts now though, as we move into the knockout stage. There are four matches to look forward to this week, as we run the rule over the best both teams to score bets in the Copa America quarter-finals.
Hosts Brazil are up first as they take on Paraguay in Porto Alegre. Tite’s side are huge favourites to progress, but Los Guaranies have a decent record against the Selecao. Brazil’s victory in the last meeting between the countries was their only one in their last five attempts, although Paraguay failed to score in that World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo two years ago.
La Albirroja squeezed into the quarters as the second best third-placed side from the group stages, picking up two points in draws against Qatar and Argentina. They knocked Brazil out of the Copa America on penalties in both 2015 and 2011, but the Selecao are yet to concede a single goal so far this summer. You can bet against both teams to score odds in this game at 7/15.
Next up, an out of sorts Argentina take on unbeaten Venezuela on Friday. The last four matches between the countries have seen both teams score, but we’re backing against that outcome in this match. Venezuela went down 4-1 to Argentina in the 2016 Copa America, and they need to learn their lesson this time round.
La Vinotinto have been miserly so far this summer, keeping clean sheets against Peru and Brazil, and they’ll sit back against La Albiceleste in the hope of catching Lionel Scaloni’s side on the break. Argentina are likely to have to grind this one out if they want to reach the semis and a potential clash with Brazil, and it’s 4/5 against both teams scoring.
Two-times defending champions Chile fell to a late loss against Uruguay in their final group fixture, meaning they’re up against Colombia in the quarters. Los Cafeteros have a 100% record so far, after an impressive performance in their Copa America opener against Argentina. Carlos Queiroz’s side are yet to concede a goal in the tournament, while they’ve only scored four times themselves.
Chile meanwhile scored six in their first two games, before drawing a blank last time out. Their recent meetings with La Tricolor have been tight, with three draws in their last four matches. The most recent fixture between the teams ended goalless, and we’re going against both teams to score in this match at 5/6.
Finally, it’s Uruguay against Peru for the last semi-final spot. La Celeste have two clean sheets from their three fixtures so far, shutting out Ecuador and Chile. Peru meanwhile have only managed to break down a poor Bolivia side, drawing blanks in their goalless draw with Venezuela and a 5-0 mauling at the hands of Brazil.
Uruguay have an excellent defence and we’re backing against both teams to score again in this fixture at 8/11. If you’re looking for an accumulator bet this week, why not throw all of our both teams to score predictions into an four-fold acca? Doing so will get you odds of 7/1.