The 2015 Copa America sees some of the top strikers in world football competing in what is the oldest international continental football competition.
This years event has quality boasts strikers such as Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar, Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez, Carlos Tevez, Radamel Falcao, Gonzalo Higuain, Edinson Cavani and the much sought after Jackson Martinez. The amount of top quality talent is just frightening.
Not surprisingly, it’s Lionel Messi who enters the tournament as the favourite to be the top goal scorer. Messi has returned to top form towards in the second half of the domestic season in Spain, and topped it all off by winning another Champions League the Saturday before the start of this tournament.
Pre Tournament Betting Odds……
Lionel Messi (Argentina) 7/2 – Is it finally time foe Messi to lead his country to victory in a major tournament? The little man has been in brilliant form for Barcelona, helping them to the treble.
Neymar (Brazil) 11/2 – Capped a fine season at Barca off with a late goal in last weekend’s Champions League final. Was pivotal to Brazil in recent world cup.
Sergio Aguero (Argentina) 8/1 – One of the few bright lights in an under achieving Manchester City side this season, at times – especially in Europe – he appeared to be carrying his club side last season.
Alexis Sanchez (Chile) 12/1 – Enjoyed a brilliant first season at Arsenal, culminating in a spectacular strike in the recent FA Cup final.
Carlos Bacca (Columbia) 16/1 – Sevilla front man who recently scored twice in helping Sevilla to win the 2015 Europa League
Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina) 16/1 – Didn’t have a great season at Napoli under Rafa benitez, and not guaranteed a starting place here with Argentina’s embarrassment of riches in the striking department.
Radamel Falcao (Columbia) 16/1 – Endured a torrid time during his loan spell at Manchester United last season, Falcao will surely be looking to prove all his doubters wrong over next few weeks.
Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) 20/1 – Enjoyed a successful season in France, scoring the winner in the Coupe de France to complete the domestic treble.
Carlos Tevez (Argentina) 20/1 – Only recently returned to the Argentina squad, the front man has enjoyed a successful season with Juventus.