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Copa America 2024 Prediction, Tips and Odds: Colombia backed to win tournament

The Racing Post's Steve Davies is tipping Colombia to win Copa America 2024 ahead of favourites Argentina and Brazil.

The 48th edition of the Copa America sees six North and Central American countries join the 10 superpowers from South America to form the 16-team tournament hosted by the United States.

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Copa America 2024 betting tips and predictions

Colombia to win Copa America 2024 - 12/1
Venezuela to qualify from Group B - 13/8
Facundo Pellistri to be Uruguay's top goalscorer - 6/1

Copa America 2024 Outright tip

Colombia to win - 12/1

One of the bigger surprises in the rich history of the Copa America is that Colombia have only ever reached two finals, finishing runners-up in 1975 and finally winning it in 2001.

Back them this time round to not only make it to a third final but to go on and lift the trophy in Miami Gardens next month.

Argentina, led by the seemingly ageless Lionel Messi, get favouritism ahead of Brazil who, even minus the likes of Casemiro and Neymar, still have a fabulous group of players to call upon.

They remain two huge threats to anyone in this tournament but Colombia are being talked up and rightly so.

Under the stewardship of Argentine coach Nestor Lorenzo, Los Cafeteros have produced some sizzling form and are currently on a 23-match unbeaten run which stretches back over two years.

They go into their opening Group D game against Paraguay on an eight-game winning streak which includes triumphs over Brazil, Spain and a 5-1 dismantling of the United States.

Liverpool's Luis Diaz is the undoubted star of a team he captains though it's interesting that James Rordriguez, a forgotten string-puller from previous campaigns, remains an essential piece in Lorenzo's plans and still excels in his national shirt.

The same is true of Jefferson Lerma, who anchors the midfield in his own uncompromising style, while the likes of Jhon Arias and Watford youngster Yaser Asprilla provide flashes of star quality.

This is a nation in staggeringly good form and at 12/1 they are hugely attractive to go all the way.

Copa America 2024 Group Qualification tip

Venezuela to qualify from Group B - 13/8

The most wide-open of all the four groups has to be Group B which features Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela and Jamaica.

Mexico look very flimsy favourites with Jaime Lozano's team in something of a transition and could struggle to get the better of Ecuador if they can get one last dance out of Enner Valencia in attack.

And then there's Venezuela, looking to their own venerable forward in 34-year-old Salomon Rondon but with so much more beyond the ex-West Brom and Newcastle frontman.

Jose Pekerman has handed the reins to Fernando Batista who has got them into a decent spot in World Cup qualifying - a 1-1 draw in Brazil the highlight of their results so far - and these finals are a chance for the likes of Yeferson Soteldo, Cristian Casseres and 21-year-old Telasco Segovia to shine.

Copa America 2024 Top Goalscorer tip

Facundo Pellistri top Uruguay goalscorer - 6/1 

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez heads the betting for top Uruguay goalscorer at the Copa America at 8/13 but anyone who saw him miss more than he took at Anfield over the past 12 months might think that's too short a price.

Luis Suarez, still going at 37, is next best at 11/2 followed by Facundo Pellistri at 6/1.

And Pellistri, playing in a wide slot in the three-man line behind Nunez, looks decent value.

The youngster, yet to get a fair crack of the whip at Manchester United, scored his first international goal in Uruguay's final warm-up match, a 4-0 win in Mexico, and should certainly be fresh after a season where he has not played that much.

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Copa America odds

Argentina - 7/4
Brazil -
9/4
Uruguay -
5/1
Mexico -
11/1
Colombia -
12/1
USA -
12/1
Ecuador -
16/1
Chile -
28/1

View the full market and more odds for the 2024 Copa America on site.

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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