Colombia vs Japan Betting Tip (19.06.2018)


Colombia vs Japan Betting Tip

2018 FIFA World Cup | Thuesday, 19th June 2018 | 3:00 pm (local time) | Saransk
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Colombia vs Japan | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Colombia is facing Japan in what might be one of the most interesting games of the first round in the entire World Cup in Russia. The style of play nurtured by these two teams promises a good show. South Americans want to, at least, repeat the result from the last WC in Brazil and enter the quarterfinals, while on the other side, the Samurais would be thrilled to reach the knock-out stage.

Match Preview

For Colombia, this is a match in which they need to collect all three points because that puts them in more comfortable position before the clashes with Senegal and Poland. They can calculate later on and be more relaxed in those events. For the Japanese team, every match will be a quest for a surprise, including this one. Be sure that they are not going to defend since it isn’t their style.


The Cafeteros didn’t have any luck back in Brazil when they got eliminated against Brazil. And we have to say that they were a better team in that match. According to all the statements made before this tournament, they are coming to Russia with very high hopes, and as we said, quarterfinals are the primary goal. And when looking the names in their squad, that is realistic. Rodriguez, Falcao, Mina, Cuadrado, Bacca, etc, all these guys are among leaders in their clubs. And what is even more important, they are in their prime years. The whole team is that range, and that makes Colombia one of the teams who are able to be very, very dangerous. Like all nations from South America, tactically and technically this team is masterful, plus there are several fantastic athletes in the starting lineup. They have a tremendous mixture of these two attributes, and that provides the ability of this squad to adjust to any opponent.


The Samurai ended up first in their qualification group in front of Saudi Arabia, Australia, UAE etc. They were by far the best team in this assembly, but we also have to add that they had luck in some games. Japan prefers aggressive and pacey football, with high intensity during the whole 90 minutes, But sometimes, this comes back to them like a boomerang, and they often become the victims of their own weapon. The defense is the most problematic part of the whole assembly, as they lack constant individuals in that area. Key player and a captain is Makoto Hasebe from Eintracht Frankfurt, while the most prominent star is without a doubt Shinji Kagawa from Dortmund. Several players who are playing in Germany are the core of this team. Also, one big minus of the Japanese national team, is the absence of good substitutions.

Colombia vs Japan Head to Head

We saw this matchup three times before this one. Colombia has two wins and one game ended with a draw. The most recent one was back in 2014 at the Confederation Cup, and Cafeteros demolished the Japanese with 4-1.

Odds and Predictions

We have to say that odds are not favoring Colombia as they should. Their win is paid 4/6. On the other hand, Japan’s victory is 22/5, while a draw is 13/5.

Colombia vs Japan Top Betting Tip: Colombia (3-0)

Odds on Colombia’s win are very tempting, and we don’t quite get it why are they this high. For us, it is a gift which needs to be used, because Falcao and the boys are simply much better than the Japanese. Be sure that we are going to see a routine victory of the South Americans. Our final prognosis Colombia vs Japan 3-0.

Top Betting Tip: Colombia (3-0)
4/5 (Bet9ja)

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