Senegal vs Colombia Preview, Tips and Betting Predictions



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Final score:  Senegal 0-1 Colombia

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28th June – 15:00 GMT
Group H – Samara Stadium

Senegal 7/2| Draw 53/20| Colombia 20/23

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Senegal vs Colombia Predictions

Group H is wide-open with three teams all hoping to qualify for the round of 16. Colombia lost their opening game but bounced back with an eye-catching success against Poland and they enter this game as favourites. Jose Pekerman’s side went down to ten men against Japan but, with a full complement of players on the field, they look extremely dangerous. Senegal have looked dynamic going forward but they’ve struggled at the other end and they could find Los Cafeteros too lively for them. Colombia could edge this and they can be backed at 39/40 with Betfair.

Senegal vs Colombia Preview

Senegal are competing in their second World Cup and they are putting on a decent show once again. Aliou Cisse is evoking memories of their 2002 heroics and they have collected four points from their opening two matches. They have plenty of goalscorers in their side and they look dangerous going forward. They will give Colombia plenty to think about and could still qualify for the round of 16 with a draw in this tie. They didn’t concede many goals in the build-up to the tournament but they’ve shipped three goals so far and they need to tighten up at the back.

Colombia were one of the dark horses coming into the tournament but they got off to a disastrous start. They were reduced to ten men after just four minutes and went behind from the penalty spot. They looked weary in the second half as Japan’s man advantage paid off. They were back to their free-flowing best against Poland with Radamel Falcao causing all sorts of problems for the Polish back-line. A win is essential for Perkerman’s side and they must take the game to their opponents.

Both Teams to Score Prediction

There should be plenty of goals in this tie, with Colombia desperate for three points. They have plenty of players who could hurt the opposition and they’ve netted four goals so far. Senegal are yet to keep a clean sheet at the tournament but have also scored four times. They look dangerous going forward and should be able to find a way past the South American side. Davinson Sanchez looked uncertain against Japan and he will need to keep a keen eye on Sadio Mane. Both Teams to Score? Yes is available at 17/20 with William Hill.

Senegal vs Colombia Correct Score Prediction

Group H has been one of the highest-scoring sections so far and those goal-heavy games look set to continue here. Senegal pour forward in numbers and are likely to get on the score-sheet. With Colombia likely to edge this clash, a 2-1 scoreline looks like a realistic possibility. It can be backed at 17/2 with Bet365 whilst 1-1 will also be a popular option and is available at 6/1.

Group H Standings

Poland are the only side to be eliminated from Group H so far. Colombia are second-bottom but, after picking up three points, they can still qualify for the knock-out round. Senegal and Japan sit joint-top on four points each.


  • Senegal have netted two goals in each of their last three matches.
  • Colombia have only conceded two goals in their last four matches, both of which came against Japan.
  • They won four of their five games at the 2014 World Cup.
  • After netting six times in Brazil, James Rodriguez is yet to get off the mark in Russia. He is 2/1 with 888Sport to score anytime in this fixture.
  • 1998 was the last time that Colombia failed to get beyond the group stage.
  • Senegal had 12 shots

Head to Head

These two sides have only previously met on one occasion. The pair played one another in an international friendly in 2014 with the two teams playing out a hugely-entertaining 2-2 draw. Colombia raced into a two-goal lead but were pegged back in the second half.

Colombia 2-2 Senegal – 31/05/2014

Key Players


Sadio Mane – Mane’s explosive pace will cause problems for a number of teams at the 2018 World Cup. He hasn’t always enjoyed success for the national team but he is full of confidence and scored in the Champions League final. Senegal will be looking to get the Liverpool striker on the ball as often as possible and he could potentially hurt this Colombian defence.


James Rodriguez – 2014’s top goalscorer is back and he will be keen to carry on where he left off. He netted six times in Brazil and is showing signs of a return to form. He will relish linking up with Radamel Falcao, who is fit enough to participate in this tournament.

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(Group H)

15:00 – Samara Stadium

Senegal 16/5 | Draw 13/5 | Colombia 10/11

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