Here, we offer a superb guide to this exciting event and explain how you can bet on Copa Sudamericana at Stake Sportsbook .
Although the Copa Sudamericana tournament has ended for 2023, learn everything there is to know about the annual competition and get ready to bet in 2024!
Copa Sudamericana is an international club soccer competition contested by elite clubs in South America. There are 54 qualifying teams for the tournament – 44 through their respective leagues, while ten qualify after being knocked out of Copa Libertadores.
If you’re a fan of European soccer, the best way to look at Copa Sudamericana is that it’s like the Europa League, the continent’s second most prestigious competition, behind the UEFA Champions League.
Copa Sudamericana began in March 2023, and the group stage ended in June 2023. The business end of the tournament includes the knockout phases which happened in August and September.
The tournament ended on October 28, 2023, when the Copa Sudamericana 2023 final was played at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Teams from throughout South America compete in Copa Sudamericana. Brazil and Argentina have six berths, while Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela have four.
To give you a flavour of some of the biggest teams to play in the 2023 competition, the following teams are competing in this year’s quarter-finals:
Defensa y Justicia (Argentina)
LDU Quito (Ecuador)
Sao Paulo (Brazil)
As for previous winners, Boca Juniors (Argentina), Independiente (Argentina), Athletico Paranaense (Brazil) and Independiente del Valle (Ecuador) all have two titles apiece and are the most successful teams in the tournament’s history.
Ecuador's Liga de Quito (L.D.U. Quito) beat Brazil's Fortaleza on penalties to win the Copa Sudamericana 2023 grand final.
Though Copa Sudamericana used to be a straight knockout competition, it changed in recent years to incorporate multiple stages. The first stage is played over two legs before the group stage, in which each team plays six matches between April and June.
The knockout playoff round is held over two legs in July, before the round of 16 and quarter-finals in August. The semi-finals take place over two legs in September and October before the final on October 28. This year’s final will be held at the 60,235-capacity Estadio Centenario in Uruguay.
Now that you know what the tournament is and how it works, here are the different bets you can place on Copa Sudamericana fixtures at Stake.com :
1x2 – This three-way bet includes the home win, tie, and away win.
Draw no bet – This wager returns your stake if the match ends in a tie.
Asian total – This popular bet enables you to bet on the total number of goals (over/under) that you think will be scored in a Copa Sudamericana football match.
Asian handicap – In an Asian handicap bet, you can back a team to win a fixture, but they need first to overcome a specific number of goals (often 0.5 or 1.5) for your bet to be successful.
Double chance – You can bet on two outcomes in a Copa Sudamericana fixture: the home win or tie in the quarter-final first leg.
1st goal – A bet on the player or team you think will score the first goal in a Copa Sudamericana fixture.
Correct score – A wager in which you can bet on the final score of a Copa Sudamericana match,
Both teams to score – A simple bet that sees you bet on both teams to score in a match.
Halftime/Fulltime – A wager in which you predict the team winning at half-time and then at full-time.
As for online betting tips, you should always research before picking a winner. Argentinian and Brazilian teams tend to be the strongest in the competition, so bear this in mind, particularly when playing at home.
Sometimes, it’s fun to build a parlay , or a multi-bet that enables you to add multiple selections to the same slip. Be careful with this approach, though, as the odds are typically long for a reason.
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While pre-match bets are a great way to bet on Copa Sudamericana for upcoming games, you can also place a host of live bets as the action unfolds. Live bets include things like the next player to score, the number of corners in a half, or the number of cautions a team will receive.
As you get amongst the betting action and place live soccer bets, you can also live stream the action for free at Stake.com directly from your account dashboard. We stream some of the biggest games; this is the perfect way to engage with soccer and monitor your Copa Sudamericana bets. Simply check which upcoming fixtures are available to live stream at Stake to get started.