Brazil may be without the services of star player Neymar for the 2019 Copa America, however they remain very much the bookmakers’ favourites to win the tournament with most firms going evens that they lift the trophy. They got things off to a great start with a thoroughly impressive 3-0 win over Bolivia in their opening group match and the Selecao will be very confident of making it two wins on the bounce and booking themselves a place in the quarter-finals of the competition when they go head-to-head with Venezuela this evening.
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Venezuela have shown huge signs of improvement in recent months and they head into this match having enjoyed surprise victories over the USA and Argentina earlier in the year. They held Peru to a 0-0 draw in their Copa America opener and as such are in a strong position to finish second behind Brazil in their group. The big question is, can they follow up this positive result with another one against Brazil tonight?
Clearly there is a massive gulf in class between these two sides and this should become apparent from the outset. Neymar’s absence will be a blow to the Brazilians but Philippe Coutinho has filled the void left by the PSG star and he scored twice in the win over Bolivia. Indeed Coutinho has banged in three goals in his last two matches for the national side and we expect him to play a part in steering Brazil to three points this evening, Paddy Power Bookmakers going 11/10 on Brazil to win and Coutinho to score.