Brazil vs. Colombia prediction, odds, start time: 2024 Copa America picks, July 2 bets from soccer expert

Written by on July 2, 2024

A pair of red-hot sides collide when Brazil meets Colombia in a Copa America 2024 Group D matchup at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday. Neither team has lost in 2024 with Brazil coming off a 4-1 victory over Paraguay on Friday, and Colombia a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica that same day. The winner of this match will win the group, while a draw will favor Colombia, who have six points to Brazil’s four. Colombia ended a seven-match winless streak against Brazil in November, posting a 2-1 victory in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match. 

Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Brazil are listed as the -115 favorites (risk $115 to win $100) in the latest Brazil vs. Colombia odds, with Colombia the +360 underdogs. A draw is priced at +230 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Colombia vs. Brazil picks, you need to check out what SportsLine soccer expert Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Last year he was profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including Euro qualifying (+6.30 units), the EFL Cup (+4.47), the FA Cup (+3.07) and the Champions League (+3.05) among others. 

Now, Green has taken a close look at the Brazil vs. Colombia match and locked in his Copa America 2024 picks. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Colombia vs. Brazil:

  • Brazil vs. Colombia over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Brazil vs. Colombia money line: Brazil -115, Draw +230, Colombia +360
  • BRA: Brazil have outscored their opposition 12-7 since the beginning of the year
  • COL: In their last 10 matches, all victories, Colombia has outscored the opposition 24-7
  • Brazil vs. Colombia picks: See picks here

Why you should back Brazil

With Neymar out of the lineup, Brazil has numerous other scoring options. Among them is Raphael Dias Belloli, better known as Raphinha. The 27-year-old winger has been playing with the Brazilian national team since 2021 and has registered six goals in 25 appearances. He is a member of Barcelona in La Liga. In two seasons with the club, he has recorded 13 goals in 64 league matches.

Midfielder Lucas Paqueta is coming off a performance where he scored a goal in the 65th minute on three shots, including one on target, in the win over Paraguay. He had five shots in the 0-0 draw with Costa Rica on June 24. The 26-year-old has been a member of the national team since 2018 and has 11 goals in 48 appearances. The last two seasons, he has been a member of West Ham United in the English Premier League, where he has eight goals in 59 league matches. See which team to pick here

Why you should back Colombia

The Colombians are led by midfielder James Rodriguez. The 32-year-old captain has played for the national team since 2011, scoring 27 goals in 102 appearances. He helped set up both goals in the opening win over Paraguay. He plays professionally for Sao Paulo of Serie A in Brazil, and is in his second year with the club. In 507 career appearances with several different leagues since turning pro in 2007, he has compiled 131 goals in 507 appearances.

Another offensive weapon is forward Luis Diaz. The 27-year-old joined the Colombian national team in 2018 and has produced 13 goals in 51 matches. He scored the first goal in Friday’s win over Costa Rica in the 31st minute on a penalty kick. Diaz scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Brazil in 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying in November. He plays professionally for Liverpool of the English Premier League. In three seasons, he has scored 16 goals in 67 league matches. See which team to pick here

How to make Colombia vs. Brazil picks

Green has broken down Brazil vs. Colombia from every possible angle and has locked in two confident best bets. He also is offering a full breakdown of this match. Head to SportsLine now to see his picks and full analysis.

So who wins Brazil vs. Colombia on Tuesday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Colombia vs. Brazil have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has generated profits across multiple leagues, and find out.

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