Euros And Copa America Quarter Finals Fixtures And Tips

By Ian John
July 1, 2021

As you may well know if you have been following the posts we have made over the last few weeks, there are two major international soccer tournaments taking place at the moment, both running from the 11th June to the 11th July.

In Europe we have the Euros, which after a dramatic Round of 16, is now at the quarterfinal stage of the competition with the first games in that round set to be played on Friday.

Then we have the Copa America, which is also at the quarterfinal stage after the group stages saw two teams eliminated and this tournament will also start its quarterfinals on Friday, with the first games taking place after the two opening Euros quarterfinals.

With some of the biggest teams in world football still involved in both events, it promises to be an exciting weekend of football and we’re going to preview all eight games here, as well as give you our tips for each, with the odds provided as always by bet365 Sport.

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Let’s take a look ahead to the eight games taking place across this weekend in both tournaments and of course, we will bring you our best tip for each of those games.

Please note all kick off times and dates are UK-based and all odds provided were correct with bet365 Sport as of 9.30am on Thursday 1st July 2021.

Euro 2020 Quarterfinal Tips

Switzerland v Spain (5pm, 2/7/21)

Spain have a much better record against Switzerland, who have beaten Spain just once in 23 attempts. However, that did come at the 2010 World Cup Finals, which Spain went on to win. After two very dramatic games in the Round of 16 involving these two teams, I think both managers would much prefer their defences to be more solid in this one. As such, I can’t see another feast of goals sadly, but I do think we may see extra time again but my gut feeling here is that Spain’s extra quality will be the deciding factor. Even so, I think the draw at full time is the bet to go for here.

  • Tip – Switzerland v Spain – Draw at FT (11/4)

Belgium v Italy (8pm, 2/7/21)

For me, the two most impressive teams in the group stage but both struggled a little in their knockout game. Italy have the better record between the two, but Belgium have won two of the last five between the teams. They met at Euro 2016 in the group stage and Italy won that time 2-0. If Belgium had a fully fit team, I’d go for them here, but with de Bruyne and Eden Hazard both unlikely to be fully fit, if able to play at all, I think this tips the balance in favour of the Italians.

  • Tip – Belgium v Italy – Italy to win (11/8)

Czech Republic v Denmark (5pm, 3/7/21)

After a dreadful start to this tournament, Denmark have bounced back to score four goals in each of their last two games. I can’t see them doing that here though against a Czech Republic side that are well organised and tough to beat. History shows that games between these teams are generally very close with draws very prominent and I think that is the sensible option to back here too, with the winner either coming in extra time or even penalties.

  • Tip – Czech Republic v Denmark – Draw at FT (11/5)

Ukraine v England (8pm, 3/7/21)

After laying some demons to rest with their 2-0 win over Germany, their first ever win inside 90 minutes in the knockout phase of the Euros, England travel to Rome to take on a Ukraine side who battled hard to secure a last minute extra time win over Sweden. Recent games between these two teams have been very close, but I think England will have huge confidence after that win over Germany and I am expecting them to pick up a similar win here.

  • Tip – Ukraine v England – England to win 2-0 (5/1)

Copa America 2021 Quarterfinal Tips

Peru v Paraguay (10pm, 2/7/21)

Peru were the runners up the last time this tournament was held in 2019, which was also in Brazil and they finished second behind Brazil in Group B. They face a Paraguay side that were third in Group A behind Argentina and Uruguay but who have proven tough to beat over the years. If Peru are a more attacking and inventive side, Paraguay provide a clash of styles with a more pragmatic approach that doesn’t really win them many fans, but which can prove effective. I think this will be a close one and as such, I think the draw at 2/1 is the best bet here, but I do think Paraguay will be the team that qualifies for the semifinals.

  • Tip – Peru v Paraguay – Full Time Result – Draw (2/1)

Brazil v Chile (1am, 3/7/21)

The hosts and holders should not be too concerned facing a Chile side that have not really clicked into gear in this tournament as yet. The Chile side is vastly experienced but that does come with a lack of pace and their best chance is to try and frustrate Brazil for as long as possible and pinch a goal on the counter. While Brazil haven’t hit top form as yet though, I think they will come alive more in the knockout phase and they should be too strong here for their opponents.

  • Tip – Brazil v Chile – Brazil to win 2-0 (5/1)

Uruguay v Colombia (10pm, 3/7/21)

Both these teams have some fantastically gifted players who can win a game on their own on any given day, but at the moment I think it is Uruguay who look the slightly more likely to achieve that in this quarterfinal. After two wins in their last two games, they seem to be finding form, while Colombia have not really caught fire in the tournament as yet. I’m not sure they are going to do that here against a talented Uruguay side either.

  • Tip – Uruguay v Colombia – Uruguay to win 1-0 (5/1)

Argentina v Ecuador (1am, 4/7/21)

With Lionel Messi enjoying a very good Copa America so far, Argentina breezed through the group stages as you would expect and I can’t see them having too many problems against an Ecuador side that while being tough to beat, don’t really offer much of a goalscoring threat. Trying to defend your way to a victory against Lionel Messi is an incredibly risky strategy and it is one that I don’t think will pay off here.

  • Tip – Argentina v Ecuador – Argentina to win 3-1 (12/1)

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