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Copa America 2015 Preview Guide & Betting Tips – Expect Heated Atmosphere In Chile

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Copa America 2015: Friday 12th June – Saturday 4th July

The cream of South America head to Chile for the 44th Copa America and it’s set to be a truly historic summer party.

Mexico and Jamaica join the 10 South American nations as this year’s guests and we should be in for three weeks and 26 matches of thrilling drama, concluding with the July 4th final in Santiago.

South American football is known for its attacking flair, prepare yourselves for a cracker of a tournament.

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Battle Of South American Giants

This year’s tournament boasts the most competitive field of teams for some time and that should lead to a cracking event as the continent of South America looks to recover from the flop of World Cup 2014.

Argentina, who finished runners-up last summer in Brazil, will be firm favourites for the title and it’s not hard to see why as the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Carlos Tevez look to fire the Albiceleste to equal Uruguay’s record of 15 titles.

The holders will be looking to Luis Suarez, who was named best player in 2011, to inspire a successful title defence. Host nation Chile, alongside Colombia, will be looking to build on positive World Cup campaigns and could be prominent dark horses.

Meanwhile, Brazil are looking for redemption after that humiliating defeat to Germany last summer. Dunga has done a good job since replacing Phil Scolari as Selecao boss, but this is a step up in quality so it will be interesting to see if the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Douglas Costa can do it on the big international stage.

Whatever happens, it should be a roller coaster ride packed with thrills, spills and plenty of skills. And better still, you can watch and bet on the action live!

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Copa America 2015 Betting Tips

It’s set to be a brilliant Copa, not least because there are a good four or five teams with genuine hopes of lifting the title. However, from a betting perspective, that does make choosing a winner quite difficult.

Fans of the Premier League will naturally be eager to see how the various English-based stars do at the tournament and there are a number of brilliant attacking players on show.

Of those, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is the one we’re most excited about. The Gunners man is the main hope for his side, who will also fancy to enjoy a very successful group stage. Considering Sanchez played competitive football more recently than the other Premiership stars, courtesy of last month’s FA Cup final, we think he could be a great shout to outscore his rivals on home turf.

Tip: Alexis Sanchez top Premier League scorer @ 2/1 with SkyBet

One of the most exciting stories will be to see how Dunga’s Brazil perform. The Selecao have impressed since the former World Cup-winning captain took charge for the second time, but the nightmares of 2014 must still haunt them.

There is quality in this side, though, and captain Neymar is certainly the flag bearer. After clinching the treble with club side Barcelona, we expect him to continue his incredible international record with a few goals in Chile. He will face competition from clubmates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, but at 13/2, we think he’s great value for the golden boot.

Tip: Neymar to be top scorer @ 13/2 with Bet365

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