Colombia v Ivory Coast Betting
2014 World Cup-Group C
19th June - KO: 17.00pm BST -
Estadio Nacional, Brasilia
The second round of group matches in any World Cup are vitally important and that is certainly the case here with Colombia and Ivory Coast meeting at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. The pair clash in a crunch game where the winners will be assured a passage to the second round with both teams having won their first match. Colombia were 3-0 winners over Greece on Saturday whilst the Ivory Coast came from behind to beat Japan 2-1.
Colombia are many punters dark horse tip for the 2014 World Cup having qualified in such great style and they will be the slight favourites here to take the win. This is their first World Cup since 1998 but with a strong squad at their disposal, they are fancied in the betting to progress through to the group stages. Ivory Coast are also a strong side and will fancy their chances of an upset here with the likes of Didier Drogba and Gervinho like to star for the Elephants.
|Thursday 19th June|
|5.00pm||Colombia v Ivory Coast||Betting Preview||Odds|
|Tips:||Score draw @ 10/3|
|First goal after the 30th minute @ evens|
|James Rodriguez to score anytime @ 5/2|
Colombia v Ivory Coast Odds
Match betting suspended...
Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two nations
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado -The young Fiorentina winger may only have a handful of caps but he is already attracting attention from the biggest clubs in the world. He has a massive bag of tricks at his disposal and while he can be inconsistent, he could be one of the break-out stars of the World Cup.
Yaya Toure -The Man City central midfielder has been in good form for his club and has all the skills and experience to dominate any game he plays in. His physical strength and class could be the difference in a tight affair while his free-kicks are also a thing of beauty.