Copa America Quarterfinal Live Odds: Moneylines, Totals, Analysis

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Copa America Quarterfinal Opening Odds: Moneylines, Totals, Analysis

The Copa America quarterfinals will begin with an intriguing clash between Argentina and Ecuador in Houston on Thursday. Only the best teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament, so we should witness some high-quality action this week. We have previewed the games below, along with the best Copa America odds.

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Argentina vs. Ecuador

Argentina is the No. 1 team in the FIFA world rankings. La Albiceleste won the World Cup in December 2022 after beating France on penalties in the final. They have won 15 out of 16 games since then. Argentina finished first in its Copa America group after beating Canada, Chile, and Peru, and it has not yet conceded a goal at this tournament. The defense looks solid, and Lautaro Martínez and Lionel Messi have been superb in attack.

Ecuador is a heavy underdog for this game. La Tri are winless in their last seven games against Argentina, with one draw and six defeats. They began their campaign with a 2-1 loss to Venezuela, but they bounced back by beating Jamaica and drawing with Mexico. That earned them the runner-up spot in Group B, but they now face a daunting clash with Argentina.

Venezuela vs. Canada

Venezuela won all three of its group stage games. La Vinotinto beat Ecuador 2-1 before picking up a 1-0 victory over Mexico and a 3-0 win against Jamaica. They are now unbeaten in eight competitive matches, so Venezuela is a slight favorite for this game, which will take place at AT&T Stadium in Texas on Friday evening.

Canada defied the odds to secure a second-place finish in Group A. Jesse Marsch’s team lost 2-0 to Argentina on Matchday 1 but rallied in time to beat Peru 1-0, courtesy of Jonathan David’s goal. The Canadians then held Chile to a 0-0 draw, which earned them a place in the quarterfinals. Canada is a slight underdog for this game, but the team has been stubborn in defense and dangerous on the counterattack, so it could be an interesting game.

Colombia vs. Panama

Colombia is the heavy favorite to beat Panama when the teams clash in Phoenix on Saturday. Los Cafeteros beat Paraguay 2-1 in their opening game of the tournament. They eased to a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica on Matchday 2, before battling to a 1-1 draw with Brazil on Tuesday. That ensured they finished top of their group. Colombia is currently on a 26-game unbeaten streak, which stretches back to February 2022, so the players will be full of confidence right now.

Panama clinched second place in Group C after securing back-to-back wins against the USA and Bolivia. The Panamanians scored six goals in their three group stage games, so they could cause problems for Colombia’s defense. José Fajardo scored against the USMNT and Bolivia, so he will be central to Panama’s chances of success in this game. However, Los Canaleros are +1100 underdogs with some sportsbooks, so they will need to work hard in order to defy those odds.

Uruguay vs. Brazil

Uruguay cruised through the group stage with a 100% winning record. La Celeste beat Panama 3-1 on Matchday 1, and they then thrashed Bolivia 5-0. Manager Marcelo Bielsa sent out a strong starting 11 for Uruguay’s final group stage game, his team picked up a 1-0 win against the USA. Darwin Núñez has looked lively in attack, while the midfield is robust and the defense looks solid. Uruguay is now on a nine-game unbeaten streak, which includes a 2-0 victory over Brazil in October 2023, but it is a slight underdog for this game.

Brazil could only finish second in Group A after picking up one win and two draws from three games. The Seleçao now face a tricky quarterfinal clash with Uruguay, but they are the favorites to win this game. They have an embarrassment of attacking riches in their squad, and the likes of Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo will put Uruguay’s defenders to the test. However, Brazil has only kept two clean sheets in its last 10 games, so the defense will need improve in order to keep Núñez at bay.

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