Excitement is building ahead of the 46th edition of the Copa America, that is taking place between June 14th, with the final set on the 7th of July. It is set to be hosted by Brazil, who also head in as the favourites. Can Brazil go on and land the tournament? Or will we see another victory for Chile as they look to win the tournament for the third time in succession, following their victories in both 2015 and 2016.
Chile must start any shortlist as the two time defending champions, and head in with a leading chance. They can be supported at a best priced 10/1, and are proving a popular selection among punters using the promos for bingo. However, a poor run of form has seen them drop to 15th in the FIFA World rankings. This poor period included their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which was a huge surprise to many.
The hosts Brazil are heading in as the short priced favourites at a best priced 13/8. This is no surprise considering they sit 3rd in the FIFA World rankings, and have one of the most talented squads. Brazil were expected to challenge further in the recent World Cup, so will be hoping to get back to winning ways as hosts. They are of course the most successful national side in the history of the game, and already have eight Copa America titles since their first appearance back in 1916.
Argentina must make the list as they head into the competition as the second favourites, and can be supported at a best priced 9/2. Messi will be leading the line, which means they will also pose a major threat. Argentina have been on a little decline in recent times, but still remain a leading side in World football. They currently sit 11th in the FIFA rankings, with 14 Copa America titles to date.
The final side to make the list are Uruguay. They are one of the leading sides in the sport, with a number of stars. They currently sit 6th in the FIFA rankings, and can be supported at a best priced 8/1 for this year’s Copa America. They have made 45 appearances in the competition with a huge amount of success, winning it on 15 occasions, with the most recent coming in 2011.