Brazil is the second favorite to win Copa America this summer, sitting at odds of +230. The Samba Boys have world-class players in every department, but they have failed to live up to their promise in recent years. They crashed out of the 2022 World Cup in the quarterfinals, so the players will be keen to make amends at this tournament.

The bad news for Brazil is that record goalscorer Neymar is out with a long-term knee injury. However, new manager Dorival Júnior still has a wealth of attacking talent at his disposal, so the Brazilians will not fear any of their regional rivals at the 2024 Copa America.

Brazil’s odds to win the 2024 Copa America

You’ll find Brazil at odds of to win this tournament. That leaves the Seleção behind Argentina in the Copa America futures betting. The Brazilians cannot really complain about their status as second favorites, as they lost 1-0 to Argentina in the last Copa America final.

They started as the favorites to win the World Cup the following year, but they suffered a surprise defeat to Croatia. Argentina went on to win the tournament, beating Croatia 3-0 in the semifinals and then France on penalties in the final, so La Albiceleste deserve to be favorites for Copa America this year. However, you can never write off this star-studded Brazil team.

Brazil vs. Costa Rica odds & betting preview

Other ways to bet on Brazil

Legal online sportsbooks will provide hundreds of betting options and Copa America odds. These are some of the most common options:

Moneyline

This bet requires a simple prediction about the outcome of a game featuring Brazil. The soccer betting sites weigh up the respective strengths and weaknesses of both teams, and they then release odds on each potential result. Brazil is the heavy favorite at to beat Costa Rica in its opener, and Costa Rica has odds of to win.

Handicap (spread)

Handicap markets can be appealing if one team is the clear favorite. That is the case in Brazil’s initial group-stage game against Costa Rica. Here is an example of one of the handicap lines available at bet365:

If you think Brazil will win by more than two goals, bet on it to cover. You will be paid out if the Samba Boys win by three or more, and you will get your money back if they win by exactly two goals. Alternatively, back Costa Rica at +2 if you think Los Ticos can win, earn a draw, or lose by a single goal.

Total goals

This is an over/under wager on the number of goals in one of Brazil’s games. The sportsbooks set a range of total goal lines, allowing you to bet over/under 0.5 goals, 1.5 goals, 2.5 goals, 3.5 goals, and so on.

You can also bet on exact totals, team totals, Asian totals, goal bands (such as one to two goals or two to three goals), or total goals in a particular half. Both teams to score (yes/no) is another popular soccer bet.

Additional betting options

There will be a huge variety of additional betting options on Brazil at leading sportsbooks such as bet365 and DraftKings. These are some of the main ones:

Other options include additional ways to bet on goals, cards, corners, and halves. You can also combine multiple bets into same-game parlays, creating a single wager that succeeds if all the individual components end up being correct.

Live betting will also be available on all of Brazil’s Copa America games. Markets like the moneyline and total goals will be updated during the game, and there will also be odds on special options, such as a team to win a corner in the next five minutes.

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Brazil’s potential path to victory

Brazil is the favorite to win Group D. If the Brazilians finish ahead of Colombia, Paraguay, and Costa Rica, they will face the runner-up from Group C in the Copa America quarterfinals.

The sportsbooks expect the USMNT to finish second in that group. Brazil would be the clear favorite to beat the USMNT. If Brazil reaches the semifinals, the Samba Boys could lock horns with Uruguay or Colombia. If it wins there, its most likely opponent in the final would then be Argentina (Group A).

Brazil group stage fixtures

Brazil will visit SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, during the group stage. These are the games to look out for:

Numbers game: Brazil data points to watch

Pivotal player

Vinícius Júnior will be Brazil’s main man in attack this summer. The Real Madrid superstar is just 23 years old, but he has already won 10 major trophies for Los Blancos. He is now widely regarded as one of the world’s best players, so he will be keen to replicate that form for his country at Copa America.

Neymar is out with an injury, so the onus will be on Vinícius to serve as the attacking catalyst for Brazil. There are high hopes for teenage sensation Endrick, while the likes of Rodrygo, Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, and Raphinha are all dangerous in attack, but Vinícius is the best of that bunch. He has the pace, dribbling ability, and all-round dynamism to blaze a trail of destruction across this tournament.

How has Brazil performed in the past at Copa America?

Brazil has won nine Copa Americas. That makes the Seleção the third-most successful team in the tournament’s history, behind Argentina and Uruguay. They have also finished as the runners-up 12 times and third on seven previous occasions. Overall, the Brazilians have 108 wins, 38 draws, and 45 defeats in 191 games at Copa America.

They last won the title in 2019, when they beat Peru 3-1 in the final. Brazil then reached the final in 2021, but it lost 1-0 to fierce rival Argentina.

Brazil: Copa America FAQ

Who is the Brazilian manager?

Dorival Júnior is Brazil’s manager. He was appointed in January 2024, replacing caretaker boss Fernando Diniz. Júnior is a veteran coach who has managed 23 teams in Brazil, including three stints with Flamengo. He led the team to a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly in his first game at the helm.

Why is Neymar not playing for Brazil at Copa America?

Neymar suffered an injury while on international duty for Brazil in October 2023. He needed surgery on his knee, and he will not recover in time for the tournament. That represents a blow for Brazil, as he is the team’s all-time leading scorer, with 79 goals in 128 games.

Who will captain Brazil at Copa America?

Casemiro is the Brazilian captain. The Manchester United midfielder sat out Brazil’s recent friendlies against England and Spain with an injury, but he will lead the team at Copa America this summer if he is fit. Marquinhos is the vice-captain.

Who will be Brazil’s goalkeeper at Copa America?

Alisson is usually Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper. The 31-year-old Liverpool star has been capped 63 times for his country, with Manchester City’s Ederson serving as his understudy. Alisson suffered a serious hamstring injury in February, but he is expected to recover in time for this tournament.