2019 Copa America Group C Betting Preview

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CHILE

Title-holders Chile are looking to get their third consecutive Copa America trophy after winning the competition in 2015 and 2016. The Chileans have the most experienced side at the tournament and even six players with over 100 caps but the nation expects star Alexis Sanchez to rekindle his form following a disastrous season at Manchester United. Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz, Eduardo Vargas, Gary Medel, and Mauricio Isla will try to help Alexis in that intent.

JAPAN

Japan are facing a tough task to advance to the quarter-finals but after failing to win the 2019 Asian Cup, where they were the biggest favourites, they will have to play their best game here. They didn’t get past the group stage in their only appearance at Copa America in 1999 and it will be extremely hard to do it this time around, considering that they decided to take a lot of young, inexperienced players to Brazil. Even 16 of 23 players didn’t play a single match for the country and Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki is the only star in the squad.

URUGUAY

Uruguay have excellent attack led by Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani and phenomenal defence led by Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez. Midfield is not as flashy but with such players like Lucas Torreira, Matías Vecino, and Rodrigo Bentancur, La Celeste has the strength to go all the way in Brazil. Uruguay won their last Copa America title in 2011 and this could be one of the last chances for ageing stars Suarez, Cavani, and Godin to do it again.

ECUADOR

Ecuador never reached final at Copa America and with the strength of the current squad, it is hard to expect them to even go through the group stage. Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia will try to take their team forward but with fierce competition in Chile and Uruguay, their best chance is to be among two best third-placed teams.

Group C Winner Odds (American):

Uruguay 2.00 (+100) Chile 2.50 (+150) Ecuador 7.00 (+600) Japan 17.00 (+1600)

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