The stakes are high and the pressure’s on, as the 2019 Copa America heads into sudden death. The knockouts are upon us, and it’s time for the big guns to stand up or be swatted aside. Reputations can be built on a crucial goal in a big tournament, so we’re taking a look at the best Copa America quarter-final anytime scorer bets this week.
Starting with hosts Brazil, who kick off the quarters with their game against Paraguay. The Selecao have toiled at times so far this summer, but they are fully expected to see off Los Guaranies in the early hours of Friday morning.
Tite’s side smashed five past Peru in their final group game, although five different scorers perhaps doesn’t help us here. Having said that, Roberto Firmino rewarded his manager’s faith in him by scoring the second of his team’s goals, and the Liverpool striker could be solid value at 11/10 in the anytime scorer odds for the quarters.
Argentina only booked their place in the knockout stage with a victory over Qatar, with Sergio Aguero’s late goal sealing a 2-0 victory that was harder than it should have been. The Manchester City man is expected to start as La Albiceleste’s central striker once again, and he’s 6/4 to hit the back of the net on Friday.
Not long after that game we could be in for an intriguing encounter between Colombia and Chile. Two teams who are capable of producing exciting football, while doing everything they can to win. Alexis Sanchez has put his miserable spell at Manchester United firmly behind him, playing through injury as he made it two goals in his first two games.
Sanchez is 7/2 to continue with his rich vein of form in front of goal in the quarter-finals. Lining up for the opposition will be one of his generation’s finest goalscorers, Radamel Falcao. Another man who endured an awful spell at Old Trafford, El Tigre is yet to score at the Copa America so far. He is 15/8 to put that right against Chile.
The last semi-final spot will be up for grabs as Uruguay take on Peru on Saturday. Luis Suarez had another eventful game on La Celeste’s last outing against Chile, but it was Edinson Cavani who stepped up to the plate as he scored the only goal of the game. That means Suarez and Cavani both have two apiece so far this summer, and they are 5/4 and 7/5 respectively to see the net bulge against Los Incas.
If you’re feeling confident about our Copa America anytime scorer bets, why not throw our picks together in an accumulator? A six-fold with Firmino, Aguero, Sanchez, Falcao, Suarez and Cavani all scoring in the quarters is priced at a massive 260/1.