Poland vs Colombia Betting Tips, Predictions and Preview
Poland vs Colombia predictions and betting tips for the World Cup 2018 Group H fixture on Sunday 24th June at 7pm. Can Colombia bounce back from their surprise opening defeat at the hands of Japan, or will it be Poland who successfully reverse their fortunes in Group H this summer?
Fixture: Poland vs Colombia
UK Kick-off time: Sunday 24th June at 7pm
Stadium: Kazan Arena
Competition: 2018 World Cup – Group H
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Both teams will be looking to put things right after failing to pick up all three points in their respective openers. Colombia, restored to full capacity with eleven men operating out on the pitch this time, will be ready and raring to go, with many World Cup betting tips fancying Jose Peckerman’s team outright for this particular fixture.
Poland meanwhile have the potential to struggle in the face of their upcoming South American opposition. Although they possess one of the best strikers on the planet in the form of Robert Lewandowski, most World Cup onlookers were left entirely unimpressed by Poland’s shaky performance in their opening battle with Senegal.
Poland vs Colombia Predictions
The James Factor
Fans of the South American outfit were left bitterly disappointed by the absence of James Rodriguez in Colombia’s initial World Cup opener against Japan. Peckerman’s team went on to lose that particular fixture in somewhat shocking circumstances, and much of their failure to impress was put down to a distinct lack of attacking creativity inside the final third.
This time around however, everybody’s favourite from the 2014 World Cup will surely find a place among the Colombia starting line-up. With such a talent on board from the start, the South Americans have every opportunity of winning this match, highlighting James Rodriguez as a favourable anytime scorer in line with our latest Poland vs Colombia Betting Tips at the World Cup.
Another player who sadly missed out on a starting place among the first set of group-stage fixtures is Poland’s Kamil Glik. The Polish defence looked mightily out of sorts in their opening bout with Senegal, contributing to the teams supreme lack of cutting edge all across the park. Without the inclusion of one of their most experienced and recognised centre-backs, Poland lacked both organisation and cohesion at the back.
Alongside the possible inclusion of Lukasz Fabianski in between the sticks for Poland, owing to Wojciech Szczesny’s less than convincing antics last time out in Group H, Poland could find themselves in much better shape with Kamil Glik safely secured among the first-team fold. Whichever way you happen to look at it, this team are destined to struggle without the current AS Monaco man on board.
All in all however, most World Cup betting tips expect Colombia to successfully come out on top in this one. Whilst the South Americans clearly failed to set World Cup 2018 alight last time out against the Japanese, big things are nonetheless expected of this side despite their slow start to the competition.
Colombia could be on the end of a relatively comfortable 2-0 victory here. Whilst Poland will always remain something of a threat with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Arkadiusz Milik to contend with, Jose Peckerman’s team should be able to get their World Cup 2018 campaign off to a strong start here, even if they are admittedly a little late to the scene. With each of James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao and Juan Fernando Quintero all fit and firing, Colombia should theoretically find themselves with very little to worry about.
Poland vs Colombia Betting Tips
James Rodriguez to score anytime – get the latest odds from CORAL
Colombia to win 2-0 against Poland – get the latest odds from CORAL
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