Senegal vs Colombia Preview, Tips and Betting Predictions

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Senegal 3.86 | Draw 3.38 | Colombia 1.98


 

Senegal vs Colombia Predictions

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Colombia didn’t get off to a good start in Russia but they bounced back in style with a thumping 3-0 victory over Poland on June 24th. Jose Pekerman’s side have an excellent squad who will cause problems for the opposition and they need a victory here. One point is unlikely to suffice and they will be aiming to secure all three. Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado are both off the mark for the tournament and they should have plenty of confidence coming into this tie. Senegal have been excellent so far but they struggled to contain Japan in the second half and they may just find Colombia too much of a handful. The South American side can be backed at 1.85 with 888sport.

Senegal vs Colombia Preview

Senegal need just a point to secure their qualification to the round of 16. They have picked up four points from a possible six but they’ll be disappointed to have squandered the lead to Japan twice. They need to improve at the back but they offer plenty going forward. Aliou Cisse’s side will arrive full of confidence and will fancy their chances of getting something from this contest. They’d kept a number of clean sheets pre-tournament but they’ve not managed a shutout in Russia. Sadio Mane will once again be their focal point.

Despite their stylish 3-0 success over Poland, head coach Jose Pekerman told reporters that his side “must get better” ahead of this decisive clash with Senegal. They were the better side throughout the 90 minutes and they will be looking to carry that confidence into this game. James Rodriguez was back in the starting XI and provided his side with some much-needed creativity. They consistently looked dangerous in the opposition’s half and will fancy their chances of taking three points from this game. Anything less than that is likely to result in their elimination.

Both Teams to Score Prediction

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This could be a potentially entertaining game. Senegal’s opening two matches yielded seven goals and they aren’t likely to change their approach or set-up here. Colombia conceded twice against Japan but they were down to ten men. Davinson Sanchez looked shaky in that game with the Spurs centre-half looking worryingly uncertain whenever Japan went long. It’s hard to trust either side to keep a clean sheet. Both Teams to Score? Yes is priced at 1.88 with 888sport and should be backed.

Senegal vs Colombia Correct Score Predictions

As detailed above, it’s unlikely to be a low-scoring affair. Senegal haven’t held back at this tournament and they need to pick up something from this game. If they fall behind, they need to push forward. Likewise, Colombia need to take three points from this game and they are likely to just edge it. A 2-1 win for Colombia looks likely and that can be backed at 8.13 with Sports Interaction. 1-1 will also be popular and is available at 6.12.

Senegal vs Colombia Odds

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Group H Standings

Senegal and Japan are in prime position to qualify after taking four points from their first two games. Colombia sit narrowly behind on three points and only a win will do for them. Poland have already been eliminated from Group H.

Statistics

  • Colombia had 55% possession and 13 attempts on goal against Poland
  • He may have netted six times in Brazil but playmaker James Rodriguez is yet to get off the mark in Russia. He is 3.00 with 888sport to score anytime in this game
  • Both teams have found the net in four of Colombia’s last five competitive fixtures
  • Colombia have only conceded two goals in their last four matches, both of which came when they were playing with ten men
  • Senegal managed 12 shots against Japan
  • They scored seven times and conceded six goals during their only previous appearance at the World Cup

Head to Head

These sides have only previously met on one occasion. They played one another in an international friendly back in 2014 with the two teams playing out a hugely-entertaining draw. Colombia raced into a two-goal lead but were pegged back in the second half. Senegal went down to 10 men but managed to hold on.

  • Colombia 2-2 Senegal – 31/05/2014

Key Players

Senegal

Sadio Mane – The Liverpool striker is capable of lighting up this tournament and is likely to find the net during the group stage. He has explosive pace and power which Senegal will look to use throughout the competition. He netted in the final of the Champions League and is clearly full of confidence. He could run rings around the Colombian defence.

Colombia

James Rodriguez – The Bayern Munich player had a terrific tournament in 2014 and although he hasn’t been as productive in recent months, there are signs of a return to form. He clearly relishes knock-out football and enjoys the freedom given to him by Jose Pekerman. He could have a huge say in determining the outcome of Group H.


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Group H

at 09.00 a.m- Samara Stadium

Senegal 3.86 | Draw 3.38 | Colombia 1.98


 


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