Colombia might secure a pass to the next round while Chile makes its debut in this year’s tournament Monday night in the Copa América. The Paraguayans and Bolivians would like to interject their own interests in those affairs, however. Meanwhile, the United States’ national soccer team meets a Mexican side in need of a win.
DraftKings has huge favorites in all of Monday’s Copa América and CONCACAF W Championship matches on its 3-way moneylines. Let’s take a look at whether there are any reasons to consider the long odds on the underdogs in the contests.
Chile looks to get first win over Paraguay
Surprisingly, Paraguay is unbeaten against La Roja after two meetings. They won in 2014 and drew in 2018, with a favorable aggregated scoreline of 4-3. Paraguay has only lost twice in its last seven matches in the Copa América after losing six of their previous eight.
Chile posted the highest possession average in the last Copa America, with 57.2%. This might be tricky, Paraguay could be tough and Chile has COVID problems and their recent results don’t help.
Colombia strong favorite over Bolivia Monday
The later match will be the first meeting between these two countries in Copa América play. Colombia could be the fourth team Bolivia defeats in the Copa América, however.
Colombia could win its first two matches in a single edition of the tournament for the third time, in consecutive fashion, after achieving that in 2010 and 2014.
Leicy Santos was the player in the previous round with the most chances created at six. In fact, no player has created more than her in the last two editions of the Copa América with 21. Bolivia has suffered several injuries and allowed 13 goals in their last two matches.
USWNT looks to extend streak against Mexico
The USWNT has won its last 15 matches against Mexico, outscoring them 64-4 in those contests. Mexico’s last positive result and only win over the USWNT was a 2-1 victory in the last meeting between the sides in Mexico, a World Cup Qualifier in Ciudad Juarez in 2010.
The United States has not conceded a goal in any of those 28 games, outscoring opponents, 144-0, in a run dating back to 2010. Mexico needs a win here plus a favorable result in the simultaneous Jamaica v. Haiti match to at least get to the intercontinental playoffs to the World Cup.
Bettors can watch this match on Paramount+ in the United States or One Soccer in Canada.