The Copa America results seem to be back on track now with all the favourites winning last night and Colombia also obliging on Sunday.
If you had layed the odds-on favourite in every single match so far you will now only be slightly ahead and a more favourable strategy for these tournaments seems to be using the +1/1.5 Asian handicap. Colombia are the only odds on favourite to have beaten the handicap so far and as we get close to the business end of the tournament I can only see the matches being tighter and tighter.
Both Brazil (1.29) and Paraguay (1.63) look way too short going into these final group matches, however this is probably a reflection on the fact that both teams MUST win these matches.
Betting against Brazil isn’t something I would normally ever recommend but I might take on both teams with some sort of handicap.
Betfair actually offer 1.90 on Ecuador +1.5/+2.0. This means that you only lose if Brazil win by 2 goals or more. Seems like a good bet considering how the tournament has panned out so far.
As mentioned above, I will only be having a small bet on these matches. I personally never do well in these major tournaments but that is probably because I normally back the favourites rather then oppose them! So we will see how this pans out!
If you are looking for an overall winner of the tournament then Argentina @ 2.40 is looking quite hard to ignore! I just don’t think anyone can beat them, not even Brazil. But then again this is football….
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