Senegal v Colombia Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Colombia to edge Senegal in qualification battle

Senegal v Colombia- World Cup 2018

Senegal v Colombia Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 28th June – 3.00 p.m

This is a straight out shot for qualification. Senegal have a bit of an advantage in the race because a point will see them bank a top-two finish. The scenario is a little tougher for Colombia though as they to go and chase the victory in this one. If they were to end up drawing the game then they would have to hope that Japan loses against Poland in their final match to squeeze through. There may be no holding back from either of these two and it should be an entertaining game. For our Senegal v Colombia prediction we see an edge for the South Americans.

Senegal News and Form

Senegal are in a good position to make it through to the next round of the tournament. They simply have to show up and avoid defeat against Colombia to do that. Senegal landed a good 2-1 win over Poland in their opening game, being second best in the game but holding their back line together well enough to shut down the Europeans. They then failed to convert against Japan despite taking a lead twice in the game, having to settle for a 2-2 draw against the industrious Asians. All four games in Group H at the World cup have seen at least three goals and we are backing over 2.5 goals at bet365 for 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.). Senegal have shown some decent enough defensive strengths so far and they do have three clean sheets in their last six. They have been opportunistic more than brilliant going forward. Sadio Mane as a 2/1 anytime goalscorer* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.).

Senegal have returned exactly two goals in each of their last three played (W2 D1) and they are W2 D1 L3 in their last six in total. So this is going to be interesting game management from the Africans as they are going to likely sit back and not push their agenda too much unless they have to. They have taken just one clean sheet in their last four played through and are facing a Colombia side who are desperate. In the bet365 Asian Handicap a Senegal +0.5 is at 26/25 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.) and that means that if they get a draw or a win out of the game then you will be paid out as a winner.

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Colombia News and Form

So Colombia have a straightforward scenario, they just have to go for broke and chase the win. If they draw they would need Japan to lose against Poland to help them out. Things got off to a rough start at Russia 2018 for them as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Japan after playing 85 minutes of the match with ten men. So that left them in a position on having to go out and beat Poland in their second match to keep themselves in the qualification hunt and they did just that in emphatic style as well. They ran out 3-0 winners against the Europeans and that was one of the best performances from any team at the World Cup so far this summer. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.).

Radamel Falcao was on target in their big win over Poland and he is the 15/4 first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.). Colombia were struggling for any great form ahead of the World Cup and they didn’t have a particularly great qualification campaign either. But they are W3 D2 L1 in their last six and have suffered just the two defeats in their last eight games as well. So they have a touch of resilience about them and won’t crumble easily. They are in exactly the same situation as they were in against Poland, they have to come out and chase for the win. The situation brought the best out of them against the Poles, can Colombia rise to the occasion again?

Senegal v Colombia Head to Head

This will be the third meeting between the two nations with Colombia winning the first-ever meeting which was in 2011 and then playing out a 2-2 draw with the Africans in 2014. Those were both international friendly games.

Senegal v Colombia Betting Odds*

Colombia 10/11
Draw 13/5
Senegal 17/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 25th, 2018 at 11:43 p.m.)

Senegal v Colombia Predictions

We are going with Colombia for our prediction in this one, simply because the South Americans looked very good in their win over Poland. That was more of what was expected of them and if they play like that against Senegal, then they can land themselves the victory to move through.