The 2021 Copa America is off and running and Group A action continues with the debut of Uruguay on Friday night as they face archrivals Argentina, the match is the main event as Chile and Bolivia open Friday night play.
Argentina comes into the match having drawn Chile after an intense match where Argentina did not put away their chances and wilted near the end. Uruguay will make their debut in the competition La Celeste has won 15-times. Bolivia dropped their first match against Paraguay and while losing were competitive.
DraftKings have put out the odds on this one and Argentina has a slight advantage over Uruguay and Chile is the heavy favorite against the underdog of Bolivia. Here are some other interesting betting options for these two matches.
Chile - Bolivia
Bolivia is providing a nice payout at +1300, to Chile’s -455, if you want to go for the underdog, but there is a difference in pedigree between both sides. Chile was not impressive against Argentina, so Bolivia could have a chance, if you want to bet on who might score the first goal of this match don’t look further than Eduardo Vargas of Chile who is paying out +310.
An over 2.5, which is logical given that Bolivia matches are usually high scoring, is paying out -162. A correct score line bet might be an interesting option and a 2-1 Chile win is payout +800.
Argentina - Uruguay
One of the biggest matches in South America, Argentina and Uruguay have a long history and are the two nations that have won the Copa America the most, 15 for Uruguay and 14 Argentina. Uruguay has been not playing up to their standard and Argentina has not been impressive yet betting on them is a safe option since Uruguay is on a 3 game goalless streak. At +108 it is a good option to bet on Messi and company.
Look for this match to be tight and a correct score of even 1-1 could be a safe option, at +525 has a high payout. Betting that Argentina could be in the lead at half-time is also pretty interesting at +175. Uruguay may surprise they have the talent to do it, so betting on Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani to score is at +245 and +310 respectively.
An interesting parlay for these matches is a Chile win and if you want to go safe, an Argentina win at $100 is paying out $254 for the winner. That Chile game is a killer if you are betting on a sure thing.