Copa America Quarter-Finals Predictions: Uruguay Favored to Win Against Colombia in Top Tie


Posted: June 29, 2021

Updated: June 29, 2021

  • 2021 Copa America quarter-finals start this Friday
  • Uruguay vs Colombia can be the tightest match
  • Brazil and Argentina should win easily against Chile and Ecuador
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After the group stage the 2021 Copa America continues with the quarter-finals this Friday and Saturday. Both Brazil and Argentina won their groups and can only meet in the final now. But first they need to win their games against Chile and Ecuador. They are hugely favored to do so according to the Copa America quarter-finals predictions. While Uruguay and Paraguay can win the games in the other two ties. 

The defending champions and current hosts Brazil won its group in this year’s Copa America tournament with three wins and one draw. Next they will face Chile in the quarter-final this Friday where they are obviously the favorites. Their huge rival, Argentina did similarly in Group A. They managed to win it with the same record, three wins and one draw. Now their opponent will be Ecuador on Saturday. While Uruguay probably faces the most difficult task against Colombia. But the first quarter-final between Peru and Paraguay seems like a well-balanced game as well. There hasn’t been any huge surprise in the 2021 Copa America yet unlike in the Euro 2020. Let’s see the predictions for all coming games now.

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Copa America quarter-finals predictions favor easy win for Brazil and Argentina

The Brazilian team has performed well so far and confidently won its group. Even though they only drew their last game with Ecuador, they are the huge favorites to win the quarter-final against Chile. Online sportsbooks in Brazil offer the odds of 1.355 for their victory. Brazilian coach Tite rested the whole starting eleven in their previous game. So all of their stars including Neymar, Richarlison and Casemiro should be well rested for the game. Chile did well in the group stage and could draw with both Argentina and Uruguay. But with their best player, Alexis Sanchez being injured, a similar result seems very unlikely in Rio.

Argentina have similar odds, 1.488 to win against Ecuador in the Copa America quarter-finals predictions. Lio Messi and his teammates are playing better in each game. And they should continue their winning streak in their next match too. Their performance was really convincing against Bolivia yesterday, though Ecuador can be a tougher opponent. In spite of not winning any game yet the team did well in the World Cup qualifiers. One of their best players, Brighton forward Moises Caicedo is likely to miss the game due to his injury. Making his team’s task even more difficult.

Copa America quarter-finals predictions
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Tighter games in the other two pairs

Uruguay will meet Colombia in the most interesting quarter-final this Saturday with online gambling sites in Brazil favoring Uruguay to win. But La Celeste won’t have an easy game against the Caffeteros who can beat anyone. Thanks to players like Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado or Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata. And the team’s captain, goalkeeper David Ospina who will try to stop all the attempts of Cavani and Surez. Colombia’s odds to win the game are 3.28 while Uruguay’s odds are 2.515 for the victory.

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In the last game much excitement is expected from Peru and Paraguay with high odds for both teams’ victory. Peru finished second behind Brazil in Group B with two wins and one draw. While Paraguay got through with two wins from their group. The last meeting between the two teams last October ended with a 2-2 draw. A similar result has the odds of 2.90 on 22Bet. Paraguay is slightly favored to win the game even though they haven’t won against Peru since 2014. But Eduardo Berizzo’s team did beat Chile in the group game and can get the win again with a similar performance.

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