Senegal vs Colombia predictions and betting tips for the Group H match on Thursday. Can either side secure their qualification for the knock-out round? Colombia need a victory in this game and cannot afford to drop points here. Will Los Cafeteros qualify for the round of 16?
Colombia bounced back from a poor start with a thumping victory against Poland. It was a swashbuckling performance which displayed their attacking talents and they’ll be hoping to recreate it here. James Rodriguez returned to the starting XI and although the 2014 Golden Boot winner didn’t get on the score sheet, he had a terrific game and will be key to Colombia’s chances of qualifying. Senegal have scored two goals in each of their first two Group H matches but have been far from secure at the back. They possess plenty of pace and trickery and could trouble their opponents. See our Senegal vs Colombia predictions and betting tips below.
With eleven men on the field, Colombia are a force to be reckoned with. They played well in the first half against Japan but they began to visibly tire in the second half. They will be confident of taking three points from this fixture and will be enough to send them through. Radamel Falcao is off the mark for the tournament and he will be keen to get his second goal of the 2018 World Cup. Senegal have conceded three goals so far and twice blew the lead against Japan. They were defensively sound pre-tournament but they’ve a bit suspect at the back in Russia and Colombia should be able to take advantage. The first of our Senegal vs Colombia betting tips is Colombia Win which can be backed at 17/20 with Ladbrokes.
The aforementioned Radamel Falcao is determined to make up for missing the 2014 World Cup through injury and he’s already netted at the tournament. He netted twice in eight qualifiers and has looked sharp in recent tournaments. He should get plenty of opportunities in this game and should be able to take advantage of some generous Senegalise defending. Radamel Falcao to score anytime is the second of our Senegal vs Colombia betting tips and he is priced at 31/21 with 888Sport.
There is plenty at stake in this game and it could be a cracking 90 minutes. Colombia have many attack minded players who are capable of finding the back of the net whilst Senegal are extremely dangerous on the break and have pace in abundance. Over 2.5 Goals would have landed in each of Senegal and Colombia’s last two matches and a repeat is expected here. It is priced at Evens with William Hill and you can use their free £30 bet to back this selection.
William Hill have priced Colombia as the odds-on favourites for this clash and they can be backed at 17/20. The draw will undoubtedly be popular and is available at 13/5. Senegal should not be underestimated and can be supported at 3/1.
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