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Argentina vs. Canada 2024 Copa America Odds, Time, and Prediction

Argentina vs. Canada is the opener of the 2024 Copa America. The game will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, June 20

Lionel Messi is back with the Argentina national soccer team, but the 2024 Copa America could be his last international tournament. This is why he and his teammates will almost certainly give their best in every match of the tournament, starting with the one against Canada, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 20.

Argentina vs. Canada Odds

MoneylineOdds
Argentina-325
Draw+420
Canada+785
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When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch: FOX

Messi & Co. Going All-In

Not only is Argentina the winner of the previous World Cup, but this team is also the defending Copa America champion. Argentina won it in 2024 in Brazil by beating the host team 1-0 in the Final.

Most players who featured in that game are still on Argentina’s roster. The most important of them is, of course, Lionel Messi. Argentina’s captain is in top form right now, playing for Inter Miami of the MLS.

His brilliant performances for the Herons made him one of the most favorite athletes among Americans. Given that the 2024 Copa America is taking place in the US, you can be certain that Messi and his teammates will be getting a lot of support from the stands. 

This goes especially for the first game of the tournament, in which the American crowd will almost certainly cheer against Canada, which is one of their biggest rivals in the sports universe.

Can Canada Stage an Upset (Somehow)?

Canada is a huge underdog in the first game of the tournament. That’s not a big surprise considering that these guys are playing against what’s arguably the world’s best national team. Most teams are underdogs against Argentina, so it’s no wonder Canada is priced at +785.

However, this doesn’t mean Canada’s roster isn’t good. On the contrary, this team has some really talented players, starting with Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies who’s expected to cover the entire left side of the field.

On the right side, we’ll probably see Tajon Buchanan from Inter, while in the front, there should be Jonathan David from Lille and Cyle Larin from Mallorca. Obviously, Canada has great players when it comes to creating chances for goal. Still, this team’s strongest weapon is defense. The evidence of this is that in the friendly with France some 10 days ago, they managed to keep a clean sheet.

Argentina vs. Canada Prediction

Argentina is a huge favorite for a reason, but we don’t think Messi & Co. will have an easy job against Canada. Sure, they will almost certainly win, but we don’t think they’ll blow our Canada. So, you might wanna consider betting on Canada +1.5. Still, the safest bet for the 2024 Copa America opener is Argentina to win.

Pick: Argentina

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