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Copa America 2024: Should You Bet on Brazil to Go the Distance?

Over the past five years, Brazil has reached two Copa America finals on home soil, beating Peru in 2019 and losing to Argentina in 2021, and they’ll be looking to do the same this summer as they travel north to the United States. Similar to 2019, Brazil will be entering this tournament without their all-time leading scorer Neymar. Do they have enough attacking talent to compensate for this and make a deep push in this summer’s tournament?

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Copa America 2024: Should You Bet on Brazil to Go the Distance?
Endrick Sousa #9 of Brazil - Tim Warner/Getty Images


Endrick: Brazil’s Hidden Gem?

Of the 26 players who were called up to Copa America, several are playing for the reigning European champions Real Madrid. Vinicius has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Ballon d’Or with a stellar individual campaign: Six goals and five assists in 10 UEFA Champions League appearances, including a goal in the final. His attacking partner Rodrygo has also stepped up and helped to fill Karim Benzema’s void in attack.

Despite missing most of the campaign with an ACL injury, Eder Militao could have an important role to play in defense for Brazil. However, perhaps the most important player in Brazil’s tournament could be someone who hasn’t even suited up for Brazil yet.

As he approaches 18 years of age, Endrick has assembled quite a formidable career already, winning two league titles with Palmeiras and earning a €60 million move to Real Madrid, where he will join after the tournament. Endrick is accustomed to breaking records, becoming the youngest player in 57 years to debut for Brazil. He’s taken his game to another level in 2024, scoring within eight minutes of coming off the bench to secure a 1-0 victory against England. He came off the bench at halftime vs. Spain before equalizing in the 50th minute in a 3-3 draw, and after replacing Evanilson at the hour-mark, Endrick scored in the 96th minute to secure a 3-2 victory vs. Mexico. At a +2000 betting line, Endrick is a worthy long-shot bet to finish as the top scorer in Copa America.

Brazil finds itself as the second-favorite to win Copa America in the sportsbook at +225 odds, coming in ahead of Uruguay (+500) and slightly behind the defending champions Argentina (+175), and if they do manage to come away with the title, Endrick will have a major role to play.

An effective super sub with ice in his veins, Endrick has the potential to be the joker up Dorival Junior’s sleeve and a potential game-changer for the Canarinha.



So, Should You Bet on Brazil or Not?

Brazil has a fairly manageable group, taking on Costa Rica and Paraguay before facing off against Colombia in the final group-stage match. Colombia has won its last seven matches, the latest being a 5-1 shellacking of the U.S., and they could pose a major issue in Santa Clara.

If Brazil does manage to finish atop their group, they will face off against the runner-up of Group C, which will likely be Bolivia, Panama, or the U.S. However, a second-place finish will likely see them paired up against Uruguay in the quarterfinals. La Celeste are hitting their stride under Marcelo Bielsa, and they are more than capable of relegating Brazil to an early exit. As such, Brazil must win their group and avoid a daunting quarterfinal match-up against Uruguay.

I’m backing Brazil to finish atop their group and reach the semifinals at a -600 line in our Copa America betting odds.



Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.


Questions Of The Day

Which team is likely to reach the Copa America semifinals?

Brazil has reached the semifinals in four of the last seven Copa America tournaments, and we’re expecting them to continue that trend.

Who is likely to finish as Brazil’s top scorer in Copa America?

Endrick is finding the back of the net for fun, and he’s more than capable of leading the line for Brazil this summer.

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