COPA America 2024: Tuesday’s Match Previews

With the group stages coming to a close, the Copa America promises to be a thrilling tournament. The pressure is on for some big names, while unexpected teams have ignited hope for their fans. Buckle up, because the ride is just getting started!

Here are SBN’s tips and predictions for Tuesday, July 2nd COPA America matches!

42/10 Bolivia | Draw 47/20 | Panama 11/20 (03:00)
Neither Bolivia nor Panama have had a dream start to their Copa America campaign, however, their upcoming encounter holds some weight for both teams. Two losses with no goals scored and seven conceded paint a grim picture for Antônio Carlos Zago’s Bolivia outfit. The Bolivian camp is likely deflated, but they’ll still want to avoid finishing the tournament goalless. Panama needs a result and some help to move into the knockout stage for the first time when they face Bolivia. Los Canaleros defeated the United States 2-1 and are narrowly behind them for second on goal difference. In a rather heated and chippy affair on Thursday, the Panamanians were able to overcome an early setback and claim their first victory at the Copa America this year. La Marea Roja have won four consecutive games against Bolivia, including their only previous match at this tournament in 2016 (2-1). On Monday at Inter & Co Stadium, I back Panama to claim maximum points. 

13/10 USA | Draw 37/20 | Uruguay 37/20 (03:00)
The pressure is on for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) as they face Uruguay in a must-win encounter. Faced with a potential early exit at the Copa America, the USA will wrap up group play on Monday at the Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. A shocking 2-1 loss to Panama leaves the USMNT precariously placed in Group C.  Only a victory will guarantee their passage to the knockout stages. Goal differential could also play a role. The return of Gregg Berhalter as head coach of the American team has been filled with inconsistencies from one match to the next, as the Yanks now face an uphill battle in their hopes of making the quarter-finals of this tournament. La Celeste have secured their spot in the next round with convincing victories over Bolivia and Ecuador. Marcelo Bielsa might rest key players and give fringe players a chance to impress. Despite qualification, he won’t want to lose momentum heading into the knockout stages. Back a draw in this one.