The Copa America 2021 is set to take place from 11th June to 10th July, and after being made to wait an extra year due to the ongoing pandemic, punters’ interest in Copa America betting is going to be at an all-time high this summer.
Reigning champions Brazil will be desperate to defend their trophy but they will face very stiff competition from favourites Argentina. Colombia, Chile and Uruguay also cannot be counted out in what is set to be a great tournament.
Check out the latest Copa America odds, tips and much more in our extended guide below.
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Latest 2021 Copa America Odds
As there is still some way to go until the tournament, not all of the best UK sportsbooks have released their Copa America odds as of yet. With that in mind, here are the current best prices you can get for each team in the three most popular betting markets. Be sure to check out our Copa America tips before making your selections!
Copa America Outright Winner Odds
As they have been many times before, Argentina and Brazil are the favourites heading into the 2021 Copa America. The Selecao will be hoping to defend the title they won in 2019 and will need their inspirational manager Tite to be on form once again if they stand any chance.
Brazil will face strong competition from an Argentinian side featuring the attacking talent of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Lautaro Martinez. Argentina are the highest scorers in the competition’s history, netting 462 goals so far and they are likely to add plenty more strikes to their record in the summer.
Outside of the favourites, Colombia and Uruguay have squads filled of European based stars and could both be dangerous.
Meanwhile, it will take a miracle for Copa America first timers Australia or minnows Bolivia to lift the trophy in July.
Copa America Odds – Group A Winner
Copa America Odds – Group B Winner
2021 Copa America Key Dates & Fixtures
The tournament kicks off at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 11 June with Argentina facing off against Chile. Just under a month later, the final will be played at the Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla, Colombia on 10 July.
Group A Fixtures
11 June: Argentina vs Chile (Estadio Monumental)
12 June: Australia vs Uruguay (Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes)
12 June: Paraguay vs Bolivia (Estadio Malvinas Argentinas)
15 June: Chile vs Bolivia (Estadio Malvinas Argentinas)
15 June: Argentina vs Uruguay (Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes)
16 June: Paraguay vs Australia (Estadio Ciudad de La Plata)
18 June: Uruguay vs Chile (Estadio Malvinas Argentinas)
19 June: Australia vs Bolivia (Estadio Ciudad de La Plata)
19 June: Argentina vs Paraguay (Estadio Monumental)
22 June: Bolivia vs Uruguay (Estadio Ciudad de La Plata)
22 June: Australia vs Argentina (Estadio Monumental)
23 June: Chile vs Paraguay (Estadio Unico)
27 June: Chile vs Australia (Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes)
27 June: Bolivia vs Argentina (Estadio Ciudad de La Plata)
27 June: Uruguay vs Paraguay (Estadio Unico)
Group B Fixtures
12 June: Colombia vs Ecuador (Estadio El Campín)
13 June: Brazil vs Venezuela (Estadio Atanasio Girardot)
13 June: Peru vs Qatar (Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero)
16 June: Colombia vs Venezuela (Estadio Atanasio Girardot)
17 June: Ecuador vs Qatar (Estadio El Campín)
17 June: Peru vs Brazil (Estadio Metropolitano)
20 June: Venezuela vs Ecuador (Estadio El Campín)
20 June: Colombia vs Peru (Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero)
21 June: Brazil vs Qatar (Estadio Metropolitano)
23 June: Ecuador vs Peru (Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero)
24 June: Qatar vs Venezuela (Estadio Atanasio Girardot)
24 June: Brazil vs Colombia (Estadio Metropolitano)
28 June: Qatar vs Colombia (Estadio Metropolitano)
28 June: Ecuador vs Brazil (Estadio El Campín)
28 June: Venezuela vs Peru (Estadio Atanasio Girardot)
2 July: Runner-up Group A vs 3rd Group B (Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes)
3 July: Winner Group A vs 4th Group B (Estadio Monumental)
4 July: Runner-up Group B vs 3rd Group A (Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero)
4 July: Winner Group B vs 4th Group A (Estadio Metropolitano)
6 July: Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2 (Estadio Monumental)
7 July: Winner QF3 vs Winner QF4 (Estadio Atanasio Girardot)
10 July: Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2
What are the Most Popular Copa America Betting Markets?
Once you have discovered the bookie that provides the best Copa America odds, it’s time to start betting. This summer, there are going to be many different markets to choose from. Here are some of our favourites here at ThePuntersPage.
There is set to be a host of top forwards on show at Copa America 2021, with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez all in with a great chance of clinching the Golden Boot. However, as 2019 showed – when the far lesser known Everton and Paolo Guerrero split the honour – there is plenty of value to be found in backing an outsider.
One such option is Colombia and Atalanta frontman Duvan Zapata. The 29-year-old is a guaranteed starter for his side and has been known to score in bunches in the past.
Player of the Tournament
Like with the top goalscorer market, the usual suspects will also be in with a good chance of scooping the player of the tournament.
Once again though, history tells us that it is often a surprise contender that ends up scooping the gong with aging full-back Dani Alves winning the award last time out. Overall, you are best off backing a player who you are confident will last the distance in the competition.
Asian Handicap Market
As with most international tournaments the disparity between the best and worst teams in stark. This has the potential to make your Copa America betting turn stale after a while.
One way to spice things up is enter the Asian Handicap Market. In these types of bets each team is given a certain number of goals handicap depending on how likely they are to win or lose. This makes backing the underdog far less likely to end in defeat
When and Where is the 2021 Copa America?
The tournament was originally set to take place in the summer of 2020 with the competition being postponed by a year due to the ongoing global pandemic.
At one point, the United States looked set to host the action but in the end joint hosting honours were given to Argentina (five stadiums) and Colombia (four stadiums).
Everything kicks off on 11 June with the group stages coming to an end on 28 June. The quarter finals then kick off on 2 July and, while the semi finals begin on 6 July. After all of that the final and third place playoff are set to be played on 10 July.
How is the Copa America Structured
The structure of 2021 Copa America has been shaken up from previous years. On this occasion, two groups of six teams have been drawn. The competitors are made up of the 10 CONMEBOL nations, as well as two invited teams: Qatar and Australia.
Each side in the group will play each other once, earning three points for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss.
At the end of the group stage, the top four teams out of each set of six will progress in the quarter finals. After this, it is a straight knockout until the final.
History of Copa America – Previous Winners
The Copa America as it is called now, began life as the South America Football Championship all the way back in 1916. The competition was held on and off for sixty years, before being rebranded as the Copa America in 1975.
Taking into account South America Football Championship wins, Uruguay are the most successful side in the competition’s history with 15 titles. Since its rebranding, Brazil have been the most successful side, earning a total of six championships.
Copa America Betting FAQs
🔍 How many teams are in the 2021 Copa America?
12 different teams will be competing in the 2021 Copa America. They will be split into two groups of six with the top four sides progressing into the knockout stages.
🏆 Where is the 2021 Copa America taking place?
The competition is being co-hosted. Four of the stadiums are in Colombia while five are in neighbouring Argentina.
🥇 Which teams are competing in the 2021 Copa America?
Out of the 12 teams competing in the 2021 Copa America, 10 are the sides that up the South American Football Confederation: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela. The other two teams, Qatar and Australia, were invited to compete.
❓ When in the 2021 Copa America taking place?
The tournament kicks off on 11 June with the final taking place on 10 July.
Punters Page Final Say
It may be here one year late but that is likely to have only increased your appetite for Copa America betting this summer. The tournament’s new structure means that some of the continents’ heavyweights will be facing off right from the start. We cannot wait to see whether our Copa America tips come in. Let the fun begin!