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Rupert Wyman 18th Jul 2011 - 10:58

Hopefully we can 'Copa' look at her

The shocks have continued in the Copa America, Brazil have followed Argentina out of the competition and Uruguay look the team to beat. For many people, their outright bets are now lost, but those who picked the lesser successful or known teams, they could be in for a big pay-out!

All four of the favourites were eliminated in their quarter-final clashes, including the holders and the hosts.

Paraguay failed to get a shot on target against Brazil in their match in one hundred and twenty minutes but the holders missed all their penalties.

It has been a low scoring competition and the likes of Brazil and Argentina may play pretty football but they are incapable of taking their chances. Neymar, Pato and Messi were the talk of the tournament but they might as well have not turned up!

All the neutrals now want Paraguay to win, they are 9/4 outright and if they are victorious, Larissa Riquelme has promised to strip naked.  Riquelme hit the headlines last summer during the World Cup for promising to run naked through the streets if her team won in South Africa.

If the Paraguay players want to 'Copa' look at her, they need to win their semi-final against Venezuela. Venezuela have long been regarded as one of the weakest teams on the continent and they are 5/2 to win in ninety minutes.

Under 2.5 goals is as short as 1/2 and although most games have been under the goals, both teams have surpassed expectations in the Copa America and we could finally see some goals. There were three goals scored in total in Venezuela's quarter-final and they are not renowned for solid defending. The 1/2 looks too short and both teams (6/5) can deliver.

The other semi-final features Uruguay and Peru.  The Uruguayans have a history of being successful in this competition and their attack is spearheaded by Forlan and Suarez. Forlan was the player of the tournament in the World Cup last year and Suarez has settled in well at Liverpool and he was one of the reasons, they turned their club form around.

Peru are not of the same calibre and they are 10/3 to win in ninety minutes, the draw is 12/5 and the Uruguay win is as short as 4/6. Uruguay look good for the ninety minute win at that price, Forlan is not getting any younger and for many of the players, this competition represents their best chance of silverware.

Many of us will be disappointed that there will not be a marquee final between Argentina and Brazil but the lesser known teams have all shown they can take on the big-guns. There have been upsets throughout the event and it does not matter how many times Messi or Neymar can nut-meg an opponent, if he fails to find the net.

Stay with William Hill throughout the rest of the tournament, all the matches will be streamed live on William Hill TV, we have betting for pre-match and In-Play markets and why not take advantage of our fantastic enhanced Match Winner prices.



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