2018 World Cup: Colombia v Japan Tips, Preview and Predictions
June 13, 2018
Colombia clash with Japan in intriguing 2018 World Cup group game
Colombia will kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia with a potentially entertaining group match-up against Japan on Tuesday afternoon.
The Coffee Growers were one of the surprise packages at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, impressively topping their group and overcoming Uruguay in the last 16 before exiting narrowly at the hands of the hosts.
Under the guidance of manager Jose Pekerman the South American nation will be hopeful of enjoying another strong surge this time around on Russian territory.
In this opening group meeting, Colombia are a promising 10/3 with Coral to rally to an important three points and both sides score.
Pekerman boasts plenty of star names at his disposal and they should be more than capable of avoiding dropping any points against a plucky Japanese outfit.
Falcao and Rodriguez set to star for strong Colombia roster
Within their ranks Colombia boast the player of the last World Cup. James Rodriguez set the past tournament alight with his sublime performances and memorable goals.
Since a switch from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich the Colombian attacking ace has been enjoying himself once again and will enter Russia aiming to prove his worth once again.
The 2014 Golden Ball is therefore worth backing to pounce anytime at 21/10 with Betfair.
Monaco marksman Radamel Falcao will likely be their key goal threat, though, and the leading frontman is 7/5 with Paddy Power to get on the scoresheet in this group opener anytime.
For Japan, Leicester City attacker Shinji Okazaki is a key danger and the Premier League forward is 4/1 with Paddy Power to dispatch anytime here.