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Copa America 2024 Props Acca Tips: Best Bets Preview

Copa America 2024 Props Acca Tips: Best Bets Preview
Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina during the first half of the CONMEBOL Copa America Group stage game against Chile on June 25 - Alamy

Scott Thornton looks ahead to the quarter-finals to bring you his Copa America 2024 props preview.

Argentina the overwhelming favourites as they take on Ecuador in the early hours of Friday morning. Twenty Four hours later, it’s Venezuela vs Canada to decide who will take on the reigning champions in the last four. On Saturday night, Colombia are looking to continue their impressive run when they face Panama. Uruguay vs Brazil is undoubtedly to tie of the round and that gets underway at 02:00 on Sunday morning.

  • Argentina vs Ecuador: Under 7.5 Shots For Ecuador 
  • Venezuela vs Canada: Over 20.5 Throws For Venezuela
  • Colombia vs Panama: Over 19.5 Tackles For Panama 
  • Uruguay vs Brazil:  Under 25.5 Shots In The Match

Acca odds: 13.21

Argentina vs Ecuador: World Champions in Control

South America, Copa America, Friday, 5th July, 02:00 (UK)

Argentina were the pre-tournament favourites to win the Copa America 2024 and nothing they have done in the group stages has suggested they don’t deserve that tag. Lionel Scaloni’s side are yet to concede a goal and have won all three of their matches. Lionel Messi, while not at the peak of his powers, still has a huge impact for the team and will want to add another trophy to his collection here.

Ecuador picked up four points in the groups and their superior goal difference meant they were able to qualify for the knockout stages ahead of Mexico. Their only win came against Jamaica. La Tri haven’t beaten Argentina in the last seven meetings between the sides so the odds are against them.

The world champions have conceded an average of 5.78 shots per game in their last 10 matches. Brazil and Canada were the only teams to manage eight shots or more against the Argentines in that period. Scaloni appears to have remedied some defensive issues since that opening group game against Canada. Argentina have conceded three and six shots in their two matches since.

Ecuador faced Argentina in one of their warm-up games for this tournament. They have just 35% possession and managed just five attempts as they lost 1-0.

  • Selection:  Under 7.5 Shots For Ecuador (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 2.00
  • Bookmaker: bet35
  • Stake: 8/10

Venezuela vs Canada: The Reds High Press Spells Throws

South America, Copa America, Saturday, 6th July, 02:00 (UK)

Venezuela were handed an easier group but they did very well to maintain a 100% record going into the knockout stages. They earned victories over Ecuador, Mexico and Jamaica, scoring six and conceding just one in the process. Leandro Cufre will view this as a golden opportunity for this side to reach the last four.

Canada emerged from their group in second place but faced much tougher opponents than the Venezuelans did. Jesse MArsch’s side showed plenty of attacking impetus in their opening game as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against Argentina in their first game. They then beat Peru 1-0 before securing a point against Peru.

Fernando Batista has been in charge of Venezuela for 16 matches. Over that period, they have had an average of 17.58 throws per game but that rises to 21.33 at this tournament. The Venezuelans had 24 throws in two of their group games and 16 in the other.

Canada forced an average of 26 throws in the group stages, the second most in the competition thanks to the manager’s approach. Jesse Marsch likes his team to engage the opposition higher up the field to force turnovers and often use passes to the fullbacks as pressing triggers.

  • Selection:  Over 20.5 Throws For Venezuela (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 1.90
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 8/10

Colombia vs Panama: Diaz and Co. Force Tackles

South America, Copa America, Saturday, 6th July, 23:00 (UK)

Colombia have now gone 26 games unbeaten. It’s safe to say that they are a side full of confidence and that will serve them well in the business end of this tournament. Nevertheless, if they are to win the Copa America, they will have to do it the hard way after being put in the tougher half of the draw.

Panama’s unlikely win over the USA in their second game put them in the driving seat. They left nothing to chance as they beat Bolivia 3-1 in their final group. Dumping the hosts out of the tournament is one thing, but beating a much-fancied Colombia should prove a much more difficult task.

All three of Colombia’s opponents so far have reached the 21 tackles mark. Nestor Lorenzo’s side are forcing an average of 25 tackles per game from their opponents so far at the Copa America. That number soars above the average of 20.15 tackles made per team. Only Canada’s opponents have made more tackles.

Thomas Christiansen’s side are the lowest-ranked side in terms of tackles with an average of 11. Nevertheless, we are backing them to make at least 20 here. Panama haven’t faced a side as direct as Colombia and their tackles average is brought down by the fact they played against 10 men for 70+ minutes against the USA.

  • Selection:  Over 19.5 Tackles For Panama (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 1.90
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 7/10

Uruguay vs Brazil: Chances at a Premium

South America, Copa America, Sunday, 7th July, 02:00 (UK)

Uruguay topped their group, winning all of their matches in the process. Marcelo Bielsa, a man who already had a stellar reputation in football, has done remarkably well since taking the job. The team have lost just two of their 14 matches and boast victories over both Argentina and Brazil. The 15-time winners of this competition are six points ahead of their opponents in South American World Cup Qualifying.

Dorival Junior hasn’t lost a game in charge of Brazil but it’s safe to say they haven’t been at their best. The Selecao have drawn four of their seven matches under the boss. Vinicius is also suspended for this one.

When Uruguay last faced Brazil in October of last year, there were just seven shots in the match and this clash could also be short of goalmouth action. Bielsa’s side have conceded an average of 7.33 shots per game at this tournament so far and their matches overall have seen 24 shots on average. La Celeste are unlikely to have a wealth of opportunities against Brazil but they can restrict their opponents.

Brazil look toothless in their final group game against Colombia. Their goal came courtesy of a wondrous free-kick from Raphinha but the Selecao managed just seven attempts. Under 25.5 shots has won in two of their three group games.

  • Selection: Under 25.5 Shots In The Match (TRACKED BET)
  • Best Odds: 1.83
  • Bookmaker: bet365
  • Stake: 8/10

Copa America 2024 Props Acca Tips Odds via bet365 as at 11:09, July 4th, 2024. Odds may now differ.

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