2019 Copa America Group A Betting Preview

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BRAZIL

Brazil have not won a major trophy since 2007 when they won Copa America and after failure at 2014 World Cup and 2018 World Cup, the pressure is mounting on Samba Boys to finally end the drought. They have a pretty talented side but will be without biggest star Neymar who suffered another ankle injury in international friendly against Qatar and will miss up to four weeks. Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, David Neres, and Richarlison will have to step up in Neymar’s absence and lead Brazil’s attack. Even without Neymar, the Brazilians are still the biggest favourites to win here.

BOLIVIA

Bolivia haven`t won the Copa America since 1963 and they never reached semi-finals since. Marcelo Martins Moreno is the team’s leader and former Shakhtar Donetsk and Gremio striker is currently playing in China for Shijiazhuang Ever Bright. He is also the nation’s top scorer at the moment with 17 goals, more than all of his teammates combined (11).  

VENEZUELA  

Venezuela have a rather experienced squad, led by captain Tomas Rincon and Newcastle United striker Solomon Rondon, who became the team’s top scorer with his 24th goal in a friendly against the USA. Rondon played very well for the Magpies in the Premier League last season, scoring 11 goals in 32 appearances and will pose the biggest threat to opposing goalkeepers.

PERU

Peru are waiting for the Copa America title since 1975  and following unsuccessful 2018 World Cup where they failed to progress beyond the group stage, Los Incas will try to at least reach quarter-finals here.  Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan are leaders of this generation and they have 61 goals between them while Santos midfielder Christian Cueva is the most influential player in the middle of the park.

Group A Winner Odds (American)

Brazil 1.16 (-600) Peru 7.00 (+600) Venezuela 15.00 (+1400) Bolivia 26.00 (+2500)

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