Hosts Brazil faces Venezuela in the opening match of the tournament at the Estádio Nacional de Brasília and they enter the tournament on a seven-game winning streak including victories against Uruguay and upcoming opponents Venezuela.
The Brazilians are favourites to retain the trophy which they won at the last tournament in 2019 after beating Peru 3-1 in the final. The likes of Neymar, Roberto Firmino and Thiago Silva have the talent and experience to win the competition, however, Brazil have been known to underperform at times in recent tournaments at international level prior to their Copa America victory in 2019.
Tite’s men top the Comnebol qualifying group scoring 16 and conceding two so far going into the World Cup and they will hope to carry this momentum and winning mentality into the Copa America. We can't see anything but a Brazil win here, and it should be a comfortable one, too.