Senegal vs Colombia Betting Tip
Senegal vs Colombia | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Senegal will be looking to channel their performance from the 2002 World Cup as they aim to reach the Round of 16 for only the second time in their history. To play in two World Cup finals and progress beyond the group in both would be a great achievement. Colombia had many admirers for their football at the 2014 World Cup and they have been turning it on again in Russia. Only twice in their history have Colombia reached the Round of 16 at the World Cup but a win in this game could see them make it three.
Senegal have their fate in their own hands going into this final match in Group H. A win would guarantee the African nation a place in the next round and even a point could be good enough to see them progress. Colombia must win the match to have any chance of remaining in Russia. A draw would not be good enough as that would leave them level with Japan on points, who have already defeated Colombia earlier in the tournament.
Senegal began their 2018 World Cup campaign by picking up 3 points in a win over Poland. It was not a great performance but Senegal did enough to get the win and that set them up with the possibility of qualifying against Japan. Despite taking the lead twice, Senegal allowed Japan back into the game to grab a point.
Colombia were up against it almost from the kick-off against Japan as they went down to ten men and conceded a penalty. They showed good quality to get back into the match but the extra man told for Japan. In their second match, Colombia were superb as they were driven on by their passionate support to defeat Poland 3-0.
Senegal vs Colombia Head to Head
Senegal and Colombia have met once previously in a friendly game which ended 2-2 in 2014. The two teams in this match are going to be much changed from those which took part in that game.
Odds and Predictions
Despite Senegal holding the advantage in the group, it’s the Colombian team who are the bookmakers’ favourites and come in as low as 1.90 in the odds to win the game. Their performance against Poland has clearly had an influence and Senegal have been pushed out to 4.50 with the draw on offer at 3.60. Both teams have looked good going forward and scored an average of 2 goals per game at the 2018 World Cup. Therefore, we could see plenty of goal mouth action in this game and over 3.5 goals is available at 3.50. Falcao opened his account for Colombia at the World Cup against Poland and the striker looked in excellent form. The Monaco man is 4.75 to get the first goal in this game. Sadio Mane also broke his duck for Senegal at the tournament in the previous round of matches and the Liverpool forward is 7.00 to get the first goal of the game.
Senegal vs Colombia Top Betting Tip: Colombia (3-2)
This could be one of the standout matches of the 2018 World Cup. Both teams have scored goals but the quality of Colombia’s play against Poland just gives them the edge going into this game. Expect to see plenty of attacking play from Colombia, who need to win the game and they could come out on top.