Copa America 2019 Betting Preview: Chile vs. Japan Prediction

Copa America 2019 Betting: Chile vs. Japan

Chile, the current Copa America champions, are facing special guests Japan in what’s going to be the first game of Group C for both squads.

  • When: Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Where:Estadio Do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Money Line: -182
  • Over/Under: 1/2 going over

 

Copa America 2019 Betting: Why Taking Japan As The Underdog at +591

The Samurai Blue have been impressive as of late, winning 14 of their last 16 games in all of their competitions since the end of the 2018 World Cup.

With that said, Japan is trying to build a competitive team for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the players they took to Brazil for Copa America are all very young (U23), so the experience is not on their side.

Now, one player you should keep an eye on is Takefusa Kubo, the star of the team, who just signed a contract with Real Madrid, and who can be a difference-maker.

Copa America 2019 Betting: Why Taking Chile as The Favorite at -182

La Roja are the current champions, but many feel that their dynasty of super achievers such as Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal is coming to an end.

They have, in fact, just won 3 out of their last 7 matches, and their defense has been faulty, conceding 12 goals in 6 games.

But, they are going against a team full of youngsters, and so the experience of Chile can trump the hopes of the Japanese players.

Apart from the famous players on this team, one you should keep an eye on during this match and the rest of the tourney is Nicolas Castillo, who’s expected to lead the offensive for the Chileans.

Game Prediction

It really seems like this game is the ideal opportunity for La Roja to clean their names, allowing them to start this tourney with a victory. So check out our Copa America 2019 Betting lines, and get your action now!

PICK: CHILE at -182