Given that all four favourites crashed out at the quarter final stage, it’s fair to conclude that this year’s Copa America hasn’t generally been the easiest competition to predict with any degree of accuracy, certainly from a match betting perspective. Nevertheless, we’re confident that there’s value to be had as Paraguay tackle Venezuela in the second semi-final in Mendoza.
The pair drew three-apiece when they met in Group B, Venezuela notching twice in the final minutes of the game to snatch a draw but on this occasion Gerardo Martino’s side should be able to close out the clash to book their place in the final.
Stan James make Paraguay even money favourites and the main threat to that wager, bearing in mind how the tournament has gone so far, could be the draw at 9/4 with Paddy Power. Venezuela meanwhile, are 10/3 courtesy of Boylesports.
Like most games in the Copa America, this one should be close and bet365 post 13/5 against Martino’s men nicking it by a one-goal margin while Sportingbet offer 17/2 for a 2-1 Paraguay triumph and bet365 quote 7/5 for the match to produce three or more goals but it may be wise to simply stick with a victory for Martino’s troops.
Paraguay to beat Venezuela – evens (Stan James)