It’s been a Copa America full of shocks to date, with big guns Argentina, Brazil and Chile falling by the wayside. No-one would have predicted a semi-final between Paraguay and plucky Venezuela, who are at this stage of the competition for the first time ever.
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Venezuela to win: 13/4
Venezuela have already shown at the Copa America that they are more than capable of pulling off shocks, firstly by coming through a group with Paraguay, Brazil and Ecuador, and then by beating much-fancied Chile 2-1 in the quarter-finals.
Indeed, Cesar Farias’ men remain unbeaten so far at the tournament and will be quietly confident about their chances of taking another high-profile scalp.
Paraguay to win 1-0: 21/4
Semi-finals are notoriously cagey affairs and this one is likely to be no different. Venezuela will sit back and soak up pressure and look to hit Paraguay on the break. But with Gerardo Martino’s side not renowned for adopting a gung-ho approach, a scrappy 1-0 success for the favourites is certainly not out of the question. And you won’t find any other bookmaker offering more than 5s on this scoreline!
Match to finish 1-1 in 90 minutes: 25/4
Venezuela memorably scored twice in injury time to snatch a 3-3 draw when they played Paraguay in Group B. However, it would be a major shock if the goals were flowing in this way again in their rematch with so much at stake. So if you fancy them to cancel each other out for a second time, you could do worse than back this score with your £25 free bet for joining and count your £181.25 winnings as the match goes into extra-time!
Other market-leading betting odds on Venezuela v Paraguay:
Miku to score first: 9/1
Venezuela to win 1-0: 9/1
Venezuela to be 1-0 up at half-time: 11/2
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