Argentina and Colombia face off on Tuesday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET in the 2021 Copa América semifinals. Lionel Messi and company are the favorite according to DraftKings Sportsbook at -140 while Colombia is +475.
Argentina comes into the match after a 3-0 win over Ecuador in the quarterfinal which was less comfortable than the scoreline suggests. Argentina struggled for long portions of the game, but ultimately Lautaro Martinez and Messi broke through late for the margin. Colombia’s back line will have a tough time with those two.
Colombia was able to stifle Uruguay’s attack, resulting in a 0-0 score after extra time. Colombia outlasted Uruguay in penalties to advance to the semifinal. The team is looking to make its first Copa America final since 2001.
Argentina vs. Colombia
Argentina: -140 (to advance -380)
Colombia: +475 (to advance +205)
Total goals: 1.5 (Over -210, Under +165)
Regular time ML pick: Argentina -140
Team to advance pick: Argentina -380
Best bet: Lionel Messi to score (+125)
Messi is chasing his first major win in an international competition and has been the driving force behind Argentina’s success with four goals in Copa America. He’s a strong bet to score against Colombia, although the unit did prevent Uruguay from finding the back of the net. Argentina is a decent favorite in the match and Messi’s performances are a big reason why. Expect him to keep it up in pursuit of an international title.
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