Another stumble from Argentina has shaken up bwin’s Copa America football betting market.
Although la Albiceleste are still favourites to clinch the title on home soil, their odds have drifted from 19/20 to 21/20 following their second successive draw in the group stages of the competition.
A team boasting the likes of Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito could only manage a 0-0 draw with Colombia in the early hours of Thursday (7th July).
With this following on from a 1-1 draw against Bolivia in their Group A opener, Argentina’s passage to the knock-out stages is far from assured.
While a win over Costa Rica in their final group game would be enough to see them through, failure to clinch top spot could lead to a last-eight meeting with either Uruguay or Chile.
It is presumably for this reason that Argentina odds on Copa America success are now longer than they were at the start of the tournament, when odds of evens were available with bwin.
Argentina’s fallibility has made punters reconsider Brazil, whose odds drifted from 37/20 at the start of the tournament to 23/10.
They have come in slightly to 9/4 on the back of Argentina’s troubles, with a successful £25 free bet on the Selecao to win the Copa America, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, set to return £81.25.
However, it is Chile and Colombia whose performances have impressed punters most over the last few days.
La Roja’s odds have come in from 11/1 to 7/1 since Monday (4th July), while Los Cafeteros’ odds have moved to 16/1 from 25/1.
But rather than being a reflection of these sides’ good form, the suspicion is that it has more to do with the failings of Argentina and Brazil.
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