Copa America Game Odds, Scenarios, And Analysis For Final Group Stage Matches

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Copa America Game Odds, Scenarios, And Analysis For Final Group Stage Matches

Matchday 3 of Copa America will get underway when Argentina takes on Peru at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Saturday night. There are lots of other big games to look forward to, including the US vs. Uruguay, Mexico vs. Ecuador, and Brazil vs. Colombia.

Some teams can afford to take it easy in their third game of the tournament, as they have already qualified for the quarterfinals. Others are fighting to avoid elimination, so it promises to be a tense few days for players and fans alike. We have previewed all eight games below, and you will also find the best Copa America odds for each match.

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Argentina vs. Peru

Argentina has already secured a place in the Copa America quarterfinals after beating Canada and Chile. La Albiceleste have now won 14 out of 15 games since they clinched the World Cup in December 2022. They also are No. 1 in the FIFA world rankings. Argentina’s defense has been impregnable so far at this tournament, and substitute Lautaro Martínez has scored in both games.

Peru is at the bottom of Group A after drawing 0-0 with Chile and then losing 1-0 to Canada earlier this week. The Peruvians need to beat Argentina to stand any chance of reaching the quarterfinals. It will not be easy, as their last victory over Argentina came in 1997. Since then, they have picked up 12 defeats and four draws in 16 games against La Albiceleste. However, Argentina may decide to rest important players for this match, so all hope is not yet lost for Peru.

Canada vs. Chile

Canada moved up to second in Group A after securing a crucial 1-0 win against Peru on Tuesday. Star striker Jonathan David scored the only goal of the game, finishing off a rapid counterattack led by Cyle Larin and Jacob Shaffelburg. The Canadians now simply need to avoid defeat against Chile this weekend to secure a place in the quarterfinals.

Chile has still not found the back of the net at this tournament. La Roja drew 0-0 with Peru in their opener before suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Argentina. They have a great deal of experience in attack, as Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas are the top two goalscorers in Chile’s history. However, the Chileans need to be bolder and more incisive in possession if they are to beat Canada in Orlando on Saturday.

Mexico vs. Ecuador

Mexico’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stage are balanced on a knife-edge. El Tri earned a 1-0 victory over Jamaica on Matchday 1, but they then lost 1-0 to Venezuela in their second game of the tournament. Substitute Orbelín Pineda missed a late penalty in that match, and that miss could prove costly. Mexico is now fighting it out with Ecuador to clinch the runner-up spot in Group B, so manager Jaime Lozano will need to rally his troops for this match.

Ecuadorian captain Enner Valencia was sent off in the team’s opening game of the tournament. Ecuador ended up losing 2-1 to Venezuela, which left it with an uphill struggle to make the quarterfinals. However, the team bounced back by beating Jamaica 3-1 on Matchday 2. Valencia is now available again after serving a one-game suspension, and he could return to the starting lineup. Meanwhile, Mexican captain Edson Álvarez is injured, so Ecuador’s midfielders will seek to dominate this game.

Jamaica vs. Venezuela

Jamaica has already been eliminated from the tournament after losing 1-0 to Mexico and 3-1 to Ecuador. The Reggae Boyz were outclassed on both occasions, and they may now lack motivation when they face Venezuela on Sunday. Michail Antonio scored against Ecuador, and he could cause problems for the Venezuelan defense, but Jamaica is a +350 underdog for this game.

Venezuela clinched a place in the quarterfinals after beating Ecuador 2-1 and then battling to a 1-0 victory over Mexico. La Vinotinto are now unbeaten in seven straight competitive matches. They are highly likely to finish first in Group B, but they need at least a draw on Sunday to be absolutely certain of finishing above Ecuador and Mexico.

Bolivia vs. Panama

Bolivia is on the brink of elimination after losing both games so far. La Verde slumped to a 2-0 defeat against the USMNT in their opener, and they then lost 5-0 to Uruguay on Thursday. That leaves them with zero points and a -7 goal differential, so their prospects of reaching the knockout stage are slim. They need to beat Panama by a large margin and hope that the US suffers a heavy defeat against Uruguay to make the quarterfinals.

Panama is back in business after beating Team USA 2-1 this week. Los Canaleros lost 3-1 to Uruguay in their first game of the tournament, but they turned things around against the US. A late goal from José Fajardo earned them the victory, and they now stand a decent chance of reaching the quarterfinals. Panama is the clear favorite to win this game, as Bolivia has struggled so far at Copa America.

USA vs. Uruguay

This is a crucial game for the USMNT. Gregg Berhalter’s squad started its tournament with a 2-0 win over Bolivia. However, the US is now in danger of elimination after losing to Panama on Thursday. Tim Weah was shown a red card for punching an opponent, and the USMNT had to play with 10 men for most of the game, ultimately losing 2-1. The US team is level on points with Panama, so it may need to win this match to advance to the quarterfinals.

Uruguay has already earned a place in the knockout stage. La Celeste beat Panama 3-1 and then thrashed Bolivia 5-0 earlier this week. They are highly likely to finish first in their group, as they are three points clear of the US and Panama, with a vastly superior goal differential. As such, manager Marcelo Bielsa may rest some important players for this game, so Uruguay is a +200 underdog at some sportsbooks.

Brazil vs. Colombia

Brazil lost 2-1 to Colombia in November 2023. Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring after just four minutes, but two late goals from Luis Díaz turned the game on its head. The Brazilians were unbeaten in their previous seven matches against Colombia, so it was a surprising result. The Seleção have been inconsistent this year, so they will need to raise their game when they take on Colombia in California on Tuesday.

Colombia has moved up to No. 12 in the FIFA world rankings after embarking on a lengthy unbeaten streak. That 2-1 victory over Brazil was the highlight, but the team also produced a superb performance with a 5-1 victory over the USMNT in a pre-tournament friendly. Los Cafeteros have made a strong start to Copa America, so they are unlikely to be daunted by the prospect of facing Brazil at Levi’s Stadium this week.

Costa Rica vs. Paraguay

Costa Rica shocked many soccer fans by holding Brazil to a 0-0 draw last week. Los Ticos are not the most exciting team in possession, but a well-drilled defense often earns them impressive results. They will need to keep their wits about them on Tuesday, as Paraguay has some dangerous forwards in its ranks, including Julio Enciso and Miguel Almirón.

Paraguay is also renowned for its stout defense, so under 2.5 goals has odds of just -165 at some sportsbooks for this game. It could develop into a tight, tense match, but La Albirroja are strong in attack, so they are the favorites to win. Enciso and Almirón offer pace and unpredictability in wide areas, so Costa Rica’s full-backs could be in for a busy evening.

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