Copa America Knockout Stage Predictions

The group stages of the Copa America have to an end. Now the fun begins, the knockout rounds. Win yourself some money and take a look at what we think is going to happen!

USA Vs Ecuador

USA has been on the rise in soccer lately, but Ecuador is an underrated team and has two great players, Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia. The US rebounded very well after their loss to Colombia to win the group and I expect the US to come out ready for this challenge.

Tony’s Pick: USA

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Argentina Vs Venezuela

Venezuela has been impressive so far advancing in a group that had Mexico and Uruguay. Unfortunately, they have to play Argentina. Argentina is not only the deepest team in the Copa, but arguably one of the deepest teams in the world. Unless the Argentinian team comes down with food poisoning, Venezuela has no chance.

Tony’s Pick: Argentina

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Peru Vs Colombia

Peru, like Venezuela, surprised a lot of teams advancing out of their group. Their exclamation point was when they defeated Brazil eliminating them from the Copa. Now they face a very good Colombia team. Unfortunately for Peru, their Copa is going to come to an end after this game. They’ll have a lot to take away from this tournament though. Getting this far is a win for Peru.

Tony’s Pick: Colombia

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Mexico Vs Chile

This will probably be the best matchup of the tournament thus far. These are two teams that both have world class players on each side. I believe the difference in this game will be the defense and goalkeeping and that’s where Mexico has a major advantage. This will be a tight game that could possibly even go to extra time, but in the end Mexico will come out on top.

Tony’s Pick: Mexico

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Semi Finals

Argentina Vs USA

If this is the semi finals matchup then USA will face the toughest opponent they have had in a long time. I believe USA will be able to compete with Argentina but when it’s all said and done they won’t have enough gas in the tank. This will be a good test for the US, but Argentina will win this game.

Tony’s Pick: Argentina

Mexico Vs Colombia

This game would be another world class matchup and would be very similar to the Mexico Vs Chile game. But, just like the previous game, I expect the difference to be Mexico’s defense and goaltending outdoing Colombia’s. That’ll be the reason why Mexico faces Argentina in the championship.

Tony’s Pick: Mexico

 

Finals

If everything goes as we predict the finals will be a great matchup between Argentina and Mexico. A matchup that would see a world class offense with the best player in the world (Messi) go up against a world class defense. This is a game that will definitely have the fans at the edge of their feet, but with Argentina being in this type of spotlight before I believe they’ll have what it takes to send the Mexico fans home unhappy.

Copa America Winner: Argentina

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