THE final Copa America quarter-final sees Brazil tackle Paraguay and it could be an interesting tie.
Brazil have flattered to deceive in the tournament and could pay for Neymar’s moments of madness by struggling to reach the semi-finals.
Star striker Neymar was ruled out of the tourney in Chile after a ref bust-up following his red card against Peru. But after losing to Uruguay the Brazilians edged into the last eight with a 2-1 defeat of Venezuela.
Thiago Silva and Liverpool new boy Roberto Firmino fired them two ahead but Venezuela nearly clawed back the deficit with a late fightback.
Without Neymar boss Dunga has now rejected Fred and put his faith in the likes of William, Philippe Coutinho, Firmino and veteran Robinho.
The former Real Madrid, Man City and AC Milan star hadn’t played a single minute in the competition before starting against Venezuela.
His intelligent play helped the Brazilians and allowed Willian in particular to play but it’s not a convincing line-up without Neymar.
If Brazil win it’s likely to be by one but there’s a chance of a draw which would force penalties as there is no extra time.
Brazil are a no bigger than 8-11 at Coral with the draw 27-10 at BetVictor and Paraguay 21-4 with bet365 and McBookie.
Paraguay are so big you can have them plus one at 6-5 with bet365 and plus two at 4-11 with the same firm.
To win on penalties both sides are 11-2 with BetVictor but unless you fancy a shootout winner simply back the draw.
Roque Santa Cruz will pose Paraguay’s biggest threat and he is 10-1 at bet365 to score first.
An outside shot for Brazil is centre-half Thiago Silva who netted a cracking volley against Venezuela and had other chances. Just to score the PSG star is 14-1 at 888sport who make him 28-1 to net first.
Thiago Silva to score
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