Copa America Odds: Moneylines, Totals & Analysis For All Matchday 2 Games

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Copa America Odds: Moneylines, Totals, & Analysis For All Matchday 2 Games

Matchday 2 of Copa America begins with Peru taking on Canada in Kansas City on Tuesday. Soccer fans can then look forward to another seven matches, including Chile vs. Argentina, Panama vs. USA, and Paraguay vs. Brazil.

Some teams head into Matchday 2 knowing that a win will be enough to secure a place in the quarterfinals. Others are fighting for survival after losing their opening games, so the stage is set for some tense clashes this week.

We have previewed all eight games below, along with the best Copa America odds for each match.

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Peru vs. Canada

Peru’s players began their Copa America campaign with a 0-0 draw against Chile over the weekend. La Blanquirroja had just 35% of the possession in that game, but they defended diligently throughout and earned a precious point. They are now unbeaten in six matches since Jorge Fossati took over as manager in December 2023, and they will aim to extend that streak against Canada at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City.

Canada lost 2-0 to Argentina in the opening game of the tournament. That was to be expected, as Argentina is the favorite to win Copa America. The Canadians will now aim to bounce back when they face Peru. They are the favorites to win this game, but they will need to work hard to breach this stubborn Peruvian defense. Talented strikers Jonathan David and Cyle Larin will face off against Peru’s center-backs.

Chile vs. Argentina

Chile is likely disappointed by that 0-0 draw with Peru on Matchday 1. La Roja dominated possession and created a few decent chances, but they could not find the breakthrough. Chile is now a heavy underdog for this game, which will take place at MetLife Stadium on Tuesday. However, veteran forwards Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas are always a handful, and they could make life difficult for the Argentinian defense.

Argentina sits atop the FIFA world rankings. La Albiceleste have won 13 out of 14 games since they clinched the World Cup 18 months ago, and they looked sharp in their 2-0 victory over Canada. The lines suggest that this could be a low-scoring game, with under 2.5 goals sitting at odds of -120 at FanDuel. The Chilean defense is stubborn, so Argentina may need a moment of magic from star Lionel Messi to win this match.

Ecuador vs. Jamaica

Ecuador made the worst possible start to its Copa America campaign. Enner Valencia, the country’s record goalscorer, was sent off after just 22 minutes of the team’s opening game against Venezuela. Ecuador battled bravely with 10 men, but it ultimately lost 2-1. The team now faces an uphill struggle to qualify for the quarterfinals. Valencia will be suspended for Matchday 2, which could make life even more difficult for Ecuador, but it is still a heavy favorite to win this game.

Jamaica lost 1-0 to Mexico, so the Reggae Boyz are now level with Ecuador at the bottom of Group B. They are +650 underdogs for this game at some online sportsbooks, which highlights the scale of the challenge they face. However, Ecuador has failed to keep a clean sheet in each of its last five games. Jamaica has some talented forwards in its squad, including Michail Antonio and Demarai Gray, so it could cause problems for Ecuador’s defense.

Venezuela vs. Mexico

Venezuela will qualify for the quarterfinals of this competition if La Vinotinto can beat Mexico at SoFi Stadium on Wednesday. The players will be in high spirits after beating Ecuador 2-1 in their opening game of the tournament. They are now unbeaten in their last six competitive matches.

Mexico is the +125 favorite to win this game. El Tri made a strong start to the group stage by beating Jamaica 1-0 on Matchday 1. However, captain Edson Álvarez suffered an injury in that game, and he is the glue that holds this team together. It will be interesting to see how Mexico’s players respond against an in-form Venezuela team.

Panama vs. USMNT

Panama suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Uruguay on Matchday 1. Los Canaleros were already down 3-0 by the time wing-back Michael Murillo grabbed a consolation goal in the fifth minute of injury time. Another defeat would eliminate them from the competition, so the players should be motivated for this game, which will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The USMNT began its first ever Copa America campaign with a straightforward 2-0 win against Bolivia. Christian Pulisic and Folarin Balogun scored in the first half of that game, and they rarely looked troubled after the break. The US is a -225 favorite at BetMGM to beat Panama on Matchday 2. Victory would earn Gregg Berhalter’s team a place in the quarterfinals.

Uruguay vs. Bolivia

Goals from Maximiliano Araújo, Darwin Núñez, and Matías Viña earned Uruguay a 3-1 win against Panama on Matchday 1. La Albiceleste looked dangerous in attack, and they now have odds of +450 at some sportsbooks to win Copa America. Victory over Bolivia would earn them a quarterfinal berth, and Uruguay is a -650 favorite at BetMGM for this match.

Bolivia must avoid defeat against Uruguay to stay afloat in this competition. La Verde lost 2-0 to the US on Matchday 1, and they are now at the bottom of Group C. They have not won a competitive match on foreign soil since 2015, so they will need to reverse that trend quickly to reach the quarterfinals. However, facing Núñez is a daunting prospect, with DraftKings giving him odds of -165 to score in this match.

Colombia vs. Costa Rica

Colombia is a heavy favorite to beat Costa Rica on Matchday 2. Los Cafeteros have climbed to No. 12 in the FIFA world rankings after embarking on an eight-game winning streak prior to this tournament, so they are surging with momentum right now. They beat Costa Rica 3-1 when these teams last played, and the players will aim to secure a similar result when they meet at State Farm Stadium in Arizona on Friday.

The Costa Rican squad is undergoing a rebuild. Most of the players who starred in Los Ticos’ famous run to the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals have retired, and manager Gustavo Alfaro must usher in a new generation. Results have been mixed thus far, so Costa Rica is the clear underdog for this game.

Paraguay vs. Brazil

Paraguay will aim to snap a nine-game winless streak against Brazil when the teams meet at the Death Star in Las Vegas on Friday. La Albirroja’s last victory over the Brazilians was in June 2008. They are major underdogs for this game, and they will need to find a way to keep the likes of Vinícius Junior, Rodrygo, and Endrick quiet. However, the Paraguayan squad also has some talented forwards, including Julio Enciso and Miguel Almirón, so La Albirroja could pose a threat on the counterattack.

Brazil picked up a 4-0 victory when it last faced Paraguay. That game took place in February 2022, when goals from Raphinha, Philippe Coutinho, Antony, and Rodrygo earned a well-deserved win. The Samba Boys are 54 places above Paraguay in the FIFA world rankings, so they are the favorites to win this game. However, Paraguay’s defense is pretty solid these days, so Brazil may need to work hard to secure victory.

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