Copa America Predictions & Best Bets for Sunday, June 23 - Feat. USA vs Bolivia and Uruguay vs Panama

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Copa America 2024 continues on Sunday, June 23 and it’s finally time for host nation USA to get their tournament underway with a crunch matchup against Bolivia at AT&T Stadium. That matchup will air live on FOX at 6:00 pm ET, and will be immediately followed by Uruguay vs Panama at 9:00 pm ET on the same station, which will take place at Hard Rock Stadium. Will the USMNT be able to get off to a hot start? We’ll have our expert soccer predictions throughout Copa America as well as EVERY Euro 2024 game, but for now, let’s dive into our 2024 Copa America best bets for Sunday, June 23.

USA vs Bolivia best bet: USMNT ML & Under 2.5 goals (+200)

Tournament hosts USA have been a picture of inconsistency in the last year or so, but they know they must record 3 points in their opener against Bolivia on Sunday if they are to go deep in the Copa America. USA will face Panama and then a tricky Uruguay team in their other 2 group games and know this is their most winnable fixture at the tournament.

The USMNT was crowned CONCACAF Nations League winners in March before they sustained a 5-1 defeat to Colombia earlier this month and then tied 1-1 with Brazil. It is therefore hard to pin them down but a conservative approach is expected in their first match and they can record a low-scoring win against Bolivia, who have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 games and could only score once against Andorra in March.

Read our full USA vs Bolivia predictions

Uruguay vs Panama best bet: Uruguay Win in Shutout (-115)

Uruguay are the standout team in Group C at the 2024 Copa America and they can begin their campaign with a strong win over Panama at Hard Rock Stadium. Jose Gimenez and Matias Olivera make for a solid defensive partnership which should cause problems for most teams at the Copa America but Darwin Nunez has also shown he can be a nuisance in attack, scoring a hat-trick against Mexico in a recent friendly. Uruguay have recorded shutouts in 5 of their last 7 games in all competitions, including against Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Mexico, and they can also keep the door shut against Panama in Florida.

Read our full Uruguay vs Panama predictions

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