The 2021 Copa America enters its biggest stage on Friday with two matches that will embark two teams towards the Semifinals. Peru - Paraguay and Brazil - Chile play in the first batch of quarterfinal matches with Brazil and surprisingly Paraguay as favorites.

Brazil has steamrolled through the competition and are the favorite to win the championship. Chile, who have been stop and go will look to pull off a major upset against the five-time champion.

Paraguay has played .500 ball in the group stage, while Peru only lost to Brazil in the first round placing second in the group. Nonetheless DraftKings might have made a mistake making Paraguay the favorite in this key match. Here are the other betting options for Friday’s Copa America Quarterfinal matches.

Peru - Paraguay

Ángel Romero of Paraguay (Getty)

At +210 Peru could be a nice underdog to bet on, the Peruvian’s have been solid despite an early hiccup against Brazil. Since then, Peru took down Colombia and Venezuela and drew against Ecuador. Paraguay’s claim to fame is a win against Chile, but they had a rough time generating offense against Uruguay and Argentina. 

A good bet to place is a correct score line bet, with Peru being the team to bet on in a 1-0 win or 2-1 win by the Peruvian side is paying out +650 and +1050 respectively. A nice payout considering both teams are evenly matched, and Peru looks the more confident side.

Brazil - Chile

eymar Jr. of Brazil fights for the ball with Yoshimar Yotún of Peru (Getty)

It’s a miss match, Brazil are the heavy favorites against Chile (+800), the Chileans were largely disappointing in the first round of group play, having drawn with Uruguay and losing to Paraguay in the final match day.

Betting that Brazil will be in the lead at half time would be a smart bet, and at -120 it could land the bettor some early cash. In the end, betting on an over of 2.5 is also at -110, but again betting high could net the bettor good earnings.


Renato Tapia of Peru (Getty)

Brazil is a lock for their game against Chile, while betting on a Peru win looks smart. At $100 the bettor stands to win $428 at the current odds. Peru looks like a dark horse while Brazil should make short work of this Chile side.