A Copa América é uma atração futebolística em junho e julho

Copa América Boosts Sports Betting; Check Out Favorites and Markets

If Euro 2024 has already started attracting the attention of sports betting fans worldwide, from this Thursday (20th), the CONMEBOL Copa América also promises to receive many bets. For Brazilians, the appeal is even greater with the possibility of betting on the “canarinho” team, while the presence of Lionel Messi in the Argentine team is an obvious highlight.

The competition will be held in the United States for the second time in its history, with the final scheduled for July 14. The tournament features 16 teams, playing in 13 cities, 14 different stadiums, and a total of 32 games until the champion is determined. The top two from each group advance to the next stage, which consists of single-elimination matches. Besides betting on each game, check out the most popular betting markets and some of the main odds.

Tournament Winner

In the market for the 2024 Copa América champion, Argentina, the current World Cup champion led by Messi, leads the list of favorites. The odds for the Albiceleste range from 2.75 to 2.8 on major betting sites. Brazil follows, with odds from 3.25 to 3.33, while Uruguay (5.5 to 7.5) is third. Colombia and Mexico share fourth place, paying an average of 12 to 1.

Group Results

In each of the four Copa América groups, you can bet on the performance of the countries separately, both to qualify (the top two from each group) and to finish first in the group. In this regard, the most competitive group is Group B, with Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Jamaica, none with odds below 2 to finish first in the group.

Team Performance

For those who want to increase the excitement of rooting for their favorite team or know a lot about a specific team, most sites offer betting options on each team’s performance. You can bet on how far the chosen team will go and who will be the team’s top scorer in the competition.

Player Performance

As in major football competitions worldwide, Copa América offers betting options on who will be the top scorer of the tournament. It’s not hard to imagine that Messi is the favorite, with odds of 4 on most sites, while for the Brazilian team, the main hope for goals is Vinicius Jr., the second favorite with odds around 5.

Special Bets

The number of so-called “special” markets varies significantly between sites, with many curious options. These can include whether a goalkeeper will score a goal in the entire competition, if an olympic goal will occur, what will be the fastest penalty or yellow card, if a goal will be scored from the halfway line, among many others. There are also markets on the total number of yellow cards, red cards, corners, and offsides in the competition, just to name a few.