Copa America: Saturday-Sunday Cheat Sheet
Copa America: Saturday-Sunday Cheat Sheet

This article is part of our Copa America series.

MATCHES (EDT)

Saturday, 8:00 p.m: USA v. Colombia
Sunday, 8:00 p.m: Argentina v. Chile

ODDS REPORT

EXPECTED CORNER TAKERS

USA: Michael Bradley
Colombia: James Rodriguez
Argentina: Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi
Chile: Alexis Sanchez, Charles Aranguiz

PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS

GOALKEEPER

David Ospina, COL v. USA: While his match against Chile was disappointing, Ospina has the best chance of recording a clean sheet in this two-game slate, especially given the United States' recent struggle to tally a goal. In the three matches prior to Chile, Ospina made five saves, earned two clean sheets and allowed just one goal.

DEFENDER

Marcus Rojo, ARG v. CHI: A clean sheet may be out of the question given the firepower of these two squads, but in his last outing Rojo registered two crosses, three tackles won and three interceptions. Unlikely to break the mold, he has been consistent throughout the tournament.

Jeison Murillo, COL v. USA: This is a pure clean sheet chase based on the United States' offensive struggles, and he has not been significantly outperformed by teammate Santiago Arias, making the lower salary of Murillo more attractive. In his Copa appearances, the 24-year-old is averaging 6.75 fantasy points per game.

MIDFIELDER

Nicolas Gaitan, ARG v. CHI: Not only is he returning from a card accumulation suspension, Gaitan will need to pick up the slack from the injured Ezequiel Lavezzi, who played quite well in his last match before suffering an elbow injury. Against Venezuela, Gaitan tallied

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