Top Goalscorer Copa America 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions
Interestingly, the top scorers at the 2019 Copa America were Everton and Paolo Guerrero and the strikers both notched just three goals throughout the tournament.
However, the tournament format involved three groups of four teams before the quarter final stage, while the 2021 renewal will involve two groups of six teams and there will be a round robin phase which involves each side playing five different opponents before the last eight stage.
Therefore, we should expect the tournament’s leading scorer to plunder several goals en route to winning the Golden Boot and we should consider players who operate for the leading teams when placing our bets.
We’re especially interested in players representing Brazil and Colombia considering that they’re both in the North Zone which is also known as Group B on the basis that there are several weak opponents on the horizon.
Qatar are among the weaker teams in the tournament and appear at the 2021 Copa America as a guest side, while Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador could all be rich pickings for the two strongest sides in the section.
When it comes to Brazil, it appears likely that they will play a 4-2-3-1 formation with either Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus as the lone forward. The fact that they will effectively split duties throughout the tournament doesn’t render them an attractive betting prospect.
Gremio’s Everton could also grab some game time throughout the competition, while Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Willian can also chip in with goals.
Manager Tite is likely to rotate his squad against weaker opponents and it’s a really difficult puzzle working out the leading scorer for Brazil, let alone whether they can bag enough to top the scoring charts.
Colombia could be a similar story although the advantage of backing a player that represents Los Cafeteros is that they’re available at a much bigger price and we’re going to take a punt on a forward who has been scoring for fun this season.
Admittedly, the Scottish Premiership isn’t the most competitive football league in Europe although Alfredo Morelos has scored 28 goals at the time of writing and could easily surpass the 40-goal mark by the time that the domestic season ends.
The 23-year-old really announced himself on an international stage when scoring the winning goal when striking the injury-time winner against Peru in an international friendly.
Naturally, some punters will want to back Lionel Messi and it’s true that the Barcelona star could shine in his native Argentina, although the quality of La Albiceleste’s opponents in the group stage are largely superior.
Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile could prove to be stubborn and there’s the obvious possibility that Messi will be wrapped in cotton wool for the latter stages of the competition.
Alfredo Morelos @ 34.00 (33/1) with bet365