We take a look at the World Cup 2018 Round of 16 match between Colombia and England on Wednesday morning (04/07/2018). We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the World Cup 2018 Round of 16 match.
When: 04:00 | Wednesday 04/07/2018
Watch: SBS HD
This could all backfire for England. Gareth Southgate rested key attacking players like Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling in their 1-0 ‘dead rubber’ loss to Belgium with the message being they preferred to finish second in Group H and play Colombia.
KEY PLAYER: Harry Kane is the key in this match. England looked a completely different team with Vardy and Rashford up front. The Tottenham striker needs good supply from the midfield. He has 5 goals already in the World Cup and we expect him to score in this match.
The most important variable for punters in this match is whether Colombian forward James Rodriguez is healthy. He is suffering from a recurring calf complaint although the latest reports suggest that he will play at least some role in the game. After he hobbled off against Senegal after half an hour you wouldn’t think that would be for a full 90 minutes.
Manager Jose Pekerman has spoken about the ‘difficult times’ that have plagued Los Cafeteros in Russia which have included the injury to the 2014 Golden Boot winner and the red card to Carlos Moreno in their opening match against Japan.
FINAL SAY: England are a young side with plenty of experience in big games. Think Champions League, FA Cup finals and regular EPL exposure. We aren’t quite as excited about the Three Lions as their fans just yet but they have shown enough to suggest they will defeat Colombia.
Tip: England at $2.00
Value BET: England 2-1 at $9.50
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change