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How the public is betting Argentina vs. Colombia Copa America semifinal

Lionel Messi will attempt to lead Argentina to the competition’s final for the 29th time.

Argentina Training Session - Copa America 2021
Lionel Messi of Argentina gestures during a training session at Ateltico Clube Goianense ahead of the semi-final match against Colombia on July 05, 2021 in Goiania, Brazil.
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Copa America 2021 concludes the semifinal stage with Argentina and Colombia facing off. Lionel Messi has been the star of this Copa America tournament, leading the goal count. He’s looking to capture his first international trophy and is two wins away from doing so. Colombia blanked Uruguay’s dynamic forwards through extra time and eventually won on penalties. Can the back line hold up against arguably the world’s best player?

Here’s how the public is betting on Tuesday’s semifinal courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Tuesday, July 6 betting splits

Argentina vs. Colombia

Argentina (-125): 93% handle, 80% bets
Tie (+240): 2% handle, 11% bets
Colombia (+400): 5% handle, 9% bets

The public is backing Argentina to win this match with 93 percent of the money and 80 percent of bets coming in on Messi and company. Even though Colombia is not too heavy of an underdog, bettors aren’t risking much with only nine percent of wagers coming in on the team. Based on how the public is making wagers, expect Argentina to make the Copa America final.

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