Copa America Predictions & Quarterfinal Best Bets for Friday, July 5 - Feat. Venezuela vs Canada

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The quarterfinals at the 2024 Copa America continue on Friday, July 5, with Canada looking to do CONCACAF representatives proud when they take on surprise package Venezuela. Canada has performed well so far and will see this as a great opportunity to make it to the semifinals, while Venezuela have shown no fear and been hot in front of goal. Venezuela vs Canada gets started at 9:00 pm ET and will be shown live on FS1. 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 Thursday.

Venezuela vs Canada best bet: Venezuela ML (+160)

Venezuela and Canada both impressed in the Copa America group stages and now face off in the quarterfinals on Friday night. The Canucks lost 2-0 to holders Argentina in their opener but then recovered to claim second spot in Group A. Venezuela won all 3 of their group stage games to top Group B, finishing ahead of Ecuador, Mexico and Jamaica. This could be a close matchup but there are clearly goals in this Venezuela side, with 6 scored across their 3 games, while Canada have managed just 1 goal so far.

Canada may have found goals hard to come by but they have been excellent defensively. The Canucks held out for large periods against Argentina and then recorded shutouts against Peru and Chile, so La Vinotinto will have to work hard for a win. However, that extra quality in attack may just prove the difference here and a win for Venezuela looks to have good value at +160 odds.

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