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Copa America 2024: Preview, predictions, betting offers and the latest odds

Fancy a flutter on the Copa America this summer? We have all your bases covered...

Copa America

Euro 2024 is grabbing much of the attention in the footballing landscape right now but in a few days the Copa America will also get started.

The very best sides from North and South America will descend on the United States to battle for a trophy last won by Argentina in 2021.

Lionel Messi’s 2022 World Cup-winning side are favourites to secure their third consecutive major international triumph but are not short of competition from rivals Brazil.

Elsewhere, the likes of Uruguay. Mexico, Colombia and hosts USA can all be considered darks horses.

In this article we will preview the tournament and pick out some of our best predictions and odds.

Predictions, Bets, Odds, Offers

The odds listed below were provided by bet365 and were correct at the time of publication. However, they are subject to change.

  • Brazil and Argentina both to reach final @5/1 with Bet365
  • USA to reach semi-finals @11/4 with Bet365
  • Darwin Nunez top goalscorer @5/1 Bet365

Argentina and Brazil are overwhelmingly considered the two main contenders and are on opposite sides of the draw, meaning a final between the two big hitters is on the cards.

You can get them both to reach the final – just as they did in 2021 – at a handy 5/1.

USA will host the tournanent for only the second time and are being labelled by some as dark horses to watch.

You can get the Stars are and Stripes’ talented team to reach the semi-finals at 11/4… and a healthy 9/1 to reach the final!

If you’re looking for a punt on the outright Golden Boot winner, Darwin Nunez may just be the one to go for at 5/1.

The striker is infamous for his eye-catching misses for Liverpool but finding the net is no issue for his country, scoring eight times in his last five games for Marcelo Bielsa’s exciting side.

Tournament Preview

It is hard to look past either Argentina or Brazil triumphing this summer, such is the talent at both teams’ disposal.

Argentina will repeat the heroics of Spain betwen 2008 and 2012 by winning a World Cup sandwiched by two continental tournaments.

Brazil won the last of their nine titles in 2019 but come into the tournament on the back of a haphazard run of results, having won just two of their eight games since October.

Neither have the easiest group, however, with Argentina’s Group A containing Peru, Chile and Canada, all of whom will have aspirations of reaching the knockout stage.

Meanwhile, Brazil also have plenty of potential banana skins awaiting them against Colombia, Paraguay and Costa Rice in Group D.

There are a handful of outsiders but Uruguay are perhaps the side with the best chance of winner from outside the established two.

The 15-time winners are on a roll under former Leeds boss Bielsa, recently beating both Brazil and Argentina in World Cup qualifying.

It will be battle between them and USA in Group C to finish top and likely avoid Brazil. Though with Colombia the likely runners-up in Group D, the path to the semi-finals is not easy for either.

For Mexico, the aim will be to Group B and avoiding Argentina in the quarter-finals – with Ecuador, Venezuela and Jamaica awaiting them.

With the 16-team format offering so many twists and turns, there are sure to be plenty of shocks coming along the way.

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Cian Cheesbrough

Cian is a sports journalist with experience writing for national title, including LiveScore, MailOnline, Eurosport and Sky Sports. He has covered a number of key events during his time in the industry, including from the press box at live Champions League fixtures.