Colombia were faultless in the group stages, winning all three games without conceding a goal.
Chile won their first two matches but lost to Uruguay meaning they had to settle for second place.
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Colombia v Chile preview and betting tips for tonight’s Copa America quarter final match in Sao Paulo. Both sides have been in good form in the groups but we’re backing the Colombians to make it to the last four.
This looks like the best tie on paper for the Copa America quarter finals, as holders Chile face the impressive Colombia in Sao Paulo. Los Cafeteros had a faultless group stage, kicking things off with a great win against Argentina before following up with two more wins without conceding a goal – beating both Qatar and Paraguay 1-0 on their way to maximum points.
That run extended Colombia’s clean sheet streak to five matches and with a defence looking as solid is this, you’d be brave to bet against them going the whole way in this tournament.
Brazil struggled past Paraguay on penalties last night and they are yet to come up against one of the big teams, so they do look vulnerable even with home advantage. Argentina have obvious weakness but on the flip side they have Lionel Messi, and Uruguay have looked impressive so far, and play Peru in the final quarter-final.
Chile missed out on top spot in their group when they were beaten by Uruguay in their third group match, but wins against both Japan (4-0) and Ecuador (2-1) secured their place in the last eight. Alexis Sanchez has been in fine form for his country and they’ll be reliant on his experience again tonight.
La Roja are coming to the end of their golden generation now and despite missing out on the 2018 World Cup, they will class it as a successful spell in their history, winning the last two Copa America tournaments. However, their 2019 campaign could end tonight and we’re backing Colombia to win this match at 6/5 with bet365.
We’re got two more betting tips for this match as well as a Colombia victory – and the first is going to be Atalanta front-man Duvan Zapata to score anytime. He fired his club into the Champions League for next season and had already scored two in the group stages of this summer’s tournament before being rested for the last match against Paraguay. Zapata’s goal against Qatar was his third successive match in which he had scored and we’re backing him to do the same today. The odds for Zapata to score against Chile are 2/1 with Bet Victor.
The last of today’s tips comes from the correct score odds and backing up the bet of Colombia to win, we’re going for a 2-0 victory. Carlos Queiroz’ side have not conceded a goal in their last five matches now, that includes keeping Messi and Aguero at bay in their first group match, and with a strong forward line including Zapata and James Rodruguez our thoughts are that Los Cafeteros can qualify for the semi-finals with a comfortable victory tonight.