Colombia v England, World Cup 2018, Last 16 Match Preview

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Colombia and England bring the curtain down on the last 16 matches when they meet at the Otkrytie Arena on Tuesday night.  We take a look at the form of the teams and suggest a bet on the match.

 

At the time of writing Brazil and France are joint favourites to win the World Cup at 7/2, Croatia have booked their spot in the quarters thanks to a penalty shoot-out against Denmark and are 11/2, Belgium are 6/1 and England are trading at 11/2. Columbia are 18/1 to lift the Cup and England’s Harry Kane is a 5/4 favourite to win the Golden Boot. – click here for outright betting markets

 

Colombia v England click here to bet

Colombia topped Group H with 2 wins and a loss and that loss came first up against Japan when they went down 2-1.  They bounced back strongly with a 3-0 win over Poland and were too strong for Senegal winning 1-0 in their final game.

England came second to Belgium in Group G and they booked their spot in the last 16 thanks to two opening victories over Tunisia 2-1 and Panama 6-1 and they were then beaten 1-0 by Belgium to lose out on top spot in the group.

These sides last met in 2005 where England won a friendly International 3-2.

 

Betting

Colombia 28/10

Draw 22/10

England 11/10

 

Suggested bet:  Handicap, Colombia (+1) at 15/20.

Colombia may have come through an easier group but I was very impressed with their last 2 matches and I am not convinced that England are not being over-hyped on the back of a positive start.  This should be another tight match and I think Colombia are well capable of winning it or forcing it into extra time.

 

Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change 

 

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