Copa America 2015 PreviewJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Copa America 2015 | Thursday 11 June – Saturday 4 July, 2015 | Chile
The Copa America, centrepiece of South American football, gets underway in Chile on Thursday night when the hosts kick off the tournament against Ecuador.
Chile are the favourites in the first tie of the competition, but it looks like the pundits are expecting Brazil or Argentina to lift the trophy at the final in Santiago next month.
Here’s a little taster of what to expect from the Copa America 2015:
When: 11 June – 4 July, 2015
Format: three x groups of four. Top two from each group progress plus two best third-placed nations
Copa America television coverage: Premier Sports
GROUP A – Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico
GROUP B – Argentina, Jamaica, Paraguay, Uruguay
GROUP C – Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela
June 11 – GROUP A Chile vs Ecuador, Estadio Nacional, Santiago
June 12 – GROUP A Mexico vs Bolivia, Estadio Sausalito, Vina del Mar
June 13 – GROUP B Uruguay vs Jamaica, Edtadio Regional de Antofagasta, Antofagasta
June 13 – GROUP B Argentina vs Paraguay, Estadio La Portada, La Serena
June 14 – GROUP C Colombia vs Venezuela, Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
June 14 – GROUP C Brazil vs Peru, Estadio Municipal German Becker, Temuco
June 15 – GROUP A Ecuador vs Bolivia, Estadio Elias Figueroa, Valparaiso
June 15 – GROUP A Chile vs Mexico, Estadio Nacional, Santiago
June 16 – GROUP B Paraguay vs Jamaica, Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, Antofagasta
June 16 – GROUP B Argentina vs Uruguay, Estadio La Portada, La Serena
June 17 – GROUP C Brazil vs Colombia, Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago
June 18 – GROUP C Peru vs Venezuela, Estadio Elias Figueroa, Valparaiso
June 19 – GROUP A Mexico vs Ecuador, Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua
June 19 – GROUP A Chile vs Bolivia, Estadio Nacional, Santiago
June 20 – GROUP B Uruguay vs Paraguay, Estadio La Portada, La Serena
June 20 – GROUP B Argentina vs Jamaica, Estadio Sausalito, Vina del Mar
June 21 – GROUP C Colombia vs Peru, Estadio Municipal German Becker, Temuco
June 21 – GROUP C Brazil vs Venezuela, Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago
Copa America 2015 Group Betting Tips
Although Chile are the favourites to win Group A, we’ll be putting out money on Mexico who look very convincing at 7/2 with Betway.
Group B is not really worth betting on, with Argentina a shoo in and at the short odds of 2/7.
For Group C, your best bet is a shock Colombia first place over favourites Brazil. Colombia are priced at 2/1 to cause an upset and top the group.