The first four matches in the 2011 Copa America have had a significant impact on bwin’s title betting market.
In Group A, hosts Argentina stumbled to a 1-1 draw with Bolivia, while Columbia could only manage a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica despite Los Ticos having a man sent off after just 28 minutes.
Over in Group B, Brazil were held by Venezuela in a 0-0 stalemate and Paraguay and Ecuador also failed to trouble the scorers.
With Argentina and Brazil both having been expected to record handsome victories, punters have been forced to reassess their football betting options.
Tournament favourites Argentina might have looked unconvincing in their opening match but their odds have still shortened from evens to 19/20.
Conversely, Brazil’s limp display has resulted in their odds lengthening from 37/20 to 23/10.
Meanwhile, Uruguay’s odds have come in from 11/1 to 6/1 despite the fact they have yet to take to the field.
A successful £25 free bet on Uruguay to win the Copa America, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £175.
Paraguay’s draw with Ecuador means that the Copa America title odds for both sides have drifted to 25/1 and 75/1 from 18/1 and 50/1 respectively, while Venezuela are now longer shots at 125/1 following their draw with Brazil.
However, football betting fans have recognised the efforts of Bolivia in their match against Argentina, with their title odds moving from 125/1 to 100/1.
In fact, the only two sides whose odds haven’t changed are Peru (100/1) and Chile (11/1), who are in Group C along with Uruguay and Mexico.
All four are in action later today, with Peru taking on Uruguay and Chile meeting Mexico.
Uruguay might be more fancied to win the tournament, but they are only joint-favourites with Chile to finish in the top two of the group league table at 9/50.
Mexico are available in the same football betting market at 7/4, with Peru the outsiders at 6/1.
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