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Copa America 2019: Quarter-Final Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule, Predictions

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2019

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: Willian of Brazil celebrates after scoring the fifth goal of his team during the Copa America Brazil 2019 group A match between Peru and Brazil at Arena Corinthians on June 22, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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Just eight sides remain in the hunt for the Copa America, with the group stage making way for the quarter-finals.

Hosts Brazil topped Group A, and next up for them will be a showdown with Paraguay, who progressed as one of the two best third-placed teams.

Argentina pipped Paraguay to second in Group B, and their reward will be a clash with Venezuela. Meanwhile, an impressive Colombia team will face holders Chile, while Uruguay will be big favourites when they battle Peru.

       

The Copa America account provided the quarter-final lineup in full:

Copa América @CopaAmerica

📌 ATENÇÃO!📌 Estes são os horários e os dias que serão jogados as quartas de final da @CONMEBOL #CopaAmerica. Fique ligado!👀 https://t.co/bvzca7LWGJ

    

Odds - Prediction

Brazil (3/14), Draw (13/2), Paraguay (20/1) - 2-0

Venezuela (6/1), Draw (16/5), Argentina (4/7) - 1-2

Colombia (11/9), Draw (12/5), Chile (56/19) - 2-1

Uruguay (5/6), Draw (27/10), Peru (91/17) - 2-0

Odds courtesy of Oddschecker

      

TV Info: Premier Sports 1 (UK)

Live Stream: Premier Player (UK), NBC Sports Extra (US)

    

Preview

With eight of the 12 teams involved in the Copa America advancing to the knockout stages, it's not a surprise to see all the big names make it through. However, it has been far from straightforward for some of the nations tipped to challenge for the title.

Argentina needed a win and a favour from Colombia in their previous game to advance. Goals from Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero were eventually enough for the Albiceleste to beat Qatar and finish in second spot in Group B after Colombia beat Paraguay 1-0:

Sky Sports Football @SkyFootball

⚽ - Martinez '4 ⚽ - Aguero '82 Argentina narrowly avoided disappointment as they beat Qatar 2-0 on Sunday to reach the Copa America quarter-finals, where there was a collector's item from Lionel Messi...👀🎈 Full #CopaAmerica round-up: https://t.co/sYNMuErCoQ https://t.co/byeFkNHvKl

It was the team's best performance of the competition so far, having been beaten by Colombia and held to a draw by Paraguay.

However, Qatar did a decent job controlling the influence of Barcelona star Lionel Messi:

OptaJavier @OptaJavier

0 - Against Qatar 🇶🇦, Lionel #Messi had no touches in the opp box for the first time in his last 20 caps for #Argentina 🇦🇷 (all 20 games he played for his national team after the 2016 Copa America). Harmless. #CopaAmerica https://t.co/r6qfg57LNj

Argentina will be favourites against Venezuela, but it's unlikely to be an easy game. After all, the Vino Tinto were 3-1 winners when the two clashed in a friendly in March.

Brazil and Uruguay will be expected to advance in their respective matches. The former face Paraguay in the first of the quarter-final encounters.

Having toiled at times against Bolivia and then been held to a 0-0 draw by Venezuela, Brazil found their swagger in the 5-0 win over Peru. Their star man on the night was Gremio winger Everton, who has excelled on the left flank at the Copa so far, forcing his way into the starting XI.

South American football journalist Jack Lang said he set a precedent for a much-improved performance last time out:

Jack Lang @jacklang

HT: Brazil 3-0 Peru. They’ve had help from their opponents, but Brazil are finally playing with some swagger. No major shock that Everton has set the tone on that front

With their attacking firepower, Brazil should be too good for Paraguay, who were able to advance with just two points from Group B.

Meanwhile, Uruguay are likely to have too much for Peru. Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are decisive players up top, and the latter grabbed the crucial winner in the 1-0 victory over Chile:

Warriors of Uruguay @UruguayanHeroes

Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani advance to the quarterfinals as two of the favourites to win the Copa América Golden Boot. The strike partnership are among the tournament's topscorers with 2 goals each. https://t.co/jPYMthG8m0

The closest of the quarter-finals will likely be between the defending champions and Colombia, with Los Cafeteros the only team to have progressed from the group stages with a perfect record.

While Chile have a squad packed with experienced players—the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas have been vital in back-to-back Copa wins—Colombia had the luxury of resting key men in their last group match. It means stars such as James Rodriguez, Duvan Zapata and Davinson Sanchez should be in peak condition for the knockout clash.

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