Top 2021 Copa America Matches to Bet On This Week: Uruguay vs Bolivia, Paraguay vs Chile

Top 2021 Copa America Matches to Bet On This Week: Uruguay vs Bolivia, Paraguay vs Chile

Copa America group stage matches continue on Thursday with Uruguay versus Bolivia and Paraguay taking on Chile. In Uruguay versus Bolivia, Luis Suarez and the Uruguayans hope to finally show the world that, yes, they are a legit contender to win the Copa. Paraguay versus Chile involves two teams with enough talent to challenge favored squads Argentina and Brazil. Check out Copa America odds, analysis, and free picks for Uruguay versus Bolivia and Paraguay versus Chile. 

2021 Copa America Matches to Must Bet On June 24th

Top 2021 Copa America Matches

  • When: Thursday, June 24

Uruguay -1 ½ (-144) vs Bolivia +1 ½ (+108)

  • When: Thursday, June 24
  • Where: Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes

Four teams from each group advance to the knockout stage, which is good news for Uruguay. Before their Thursday match against underdog Bolivia, the Uruguayans have a single point after two matches. Uruguay can’t rest on their laurels versus Bolivia for that reason.

Why is Uruguay struggling? It’s difficult to know. Suarez and his mates haven’t played in sync since the Copa started. In their first match versus Argentina, Uruguay controlled the ball 55% of the time. But Argentina shot it 9 times while Uruguay shot it 4. 

What’s worse is that Uruguay didn’t take a single shot on goal. It was touch and go in Uruguay’s second match. Facing a strong Chile side, the Uruguayans were down by a goal for most of the game after Eduardo Rodriguez knocked it in at the twenty-sixth minute mark.

It took an equalizer from Suarez at the sixty-sixth minute to salvage the draw. But even though Uruguay has played below their potential in the past couple of matches, facing a team like Bolivia can make any squad healthy.

The Bolivians may be the worst team at the Copa. In the first match, Paraguay bloodied Bolivia with a 3-1 victory. Then in their second Copa match, Bolivia struggled to a 0-1 loss versus Chile that could have been much worse. 

With that being written, the odds on the handicap make Uruguay an underlay. Uruguay looks solid to win the match. They’re a bad play to beat Bolivia by more than a goal.  

Soccer Pick: Bolivia  

Paraguay +235 vs Chile +135

  • When: Thursday, June 24
  • Where: Mané Garrincha Stadium

Paraguay versus Chile should be one of Copa America’s more competitive group stage matches. Unlike EURO 2020, really good teams at the Copa, like Brazil, dominate. Really bad teams, like Bolivia, struggle.

Paraguay and Chile are neither as bad as Bolivia nor close to Brazil’s level. Then again, only two teams rank higher in the world than Brazil, Belgium and France.

In any case, after 3 matches, Chile has 5 points, which means it will take a gargantuan meltdown for the Chileans to not make it to the knockout stage. Paraguay is in third place with 3 points after 2 matches.

Chile will play conservatively. Paraguay won’t. The Paraguayans scored 3 goals against Bolivia. That Paraguayan squad, the one that takes chances, should show up on the pitch on Thursday, giving Paraguay a shot at the upset.   

Soccer Pick: Paraguay


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