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Colombia vs Japan Prediction & Betting tips
On Tuesday afternoon, there will be a prelude to Group H Colombia and Japan. On paper, the last of the eight preliminary groups is certainly one of the most interesting, because a clear favorite can not be recognized. If you try the world rankings, then it may be the Poles, which should be acted as the current number eight highest. Colombia follows in 16th place, Senegal 27 and Japan only 61. As you know, the world rankings are not really 100% accurate, which is why all four teams in Group H count on chances to reach the last sixteen.
In the match between Colombia and Japan, the betting odds speak a clear language in favor of the South Americans. If you want to bet on a start-up success of the “Los Cafeteros” at the 2018 World Cup, you will receive a 1.70 quota in the top. However, as we do not find any value here, we decided to go for the tip that Japan is defensively stable and, like many supposed outsiders so far in this tournament, at least one draw.
When the Colombians defeated the EURO finalists France 3-2 in the Stade de France in Paris in March of this year, there was much to suggest that the South Americans would once again be a secret favorite for the 2018 World Cup. Already four years ago, “Los Cafeteros” made it surprisingly, but anything but undeserved, to the quarter finals of the World Cup finals in Brazil. There James Rodriguez and Co. failed just short of the host. In the qualification for the World Cup in Russia, the Colombians, however, were extremely difficult. Although none of the recent four competitive games was won, it was enough in the final bill for fourth place and thus to participate directly in the World Cup.
However, the preparation did not go as desired for Jose Pekerman’s team. In the only test match against Egypt had the world ranking 16. content with a goalless draw. Incidentally, this is also the opportunity for the Japanese, because Colombia usually has problems working against teams opportunities that are defensive deep and stable. Already at the end of March after the mentioned 3: 2 against France only a 0: 0 against Australia gave. Since in a kick-off game of a World Cup, the risk is screwed down again and the Colombians are not on “hell out come” attack, we think it is not unlikely that the supposed favorite against handy Asians difficult and does not win.
The Japanese were recently one of the problem children among the World Cup participants. After the unexpected separation of Vahid Halihodzic, who had led the “Blue Samurai” sovereign to Russia, there was a short time chaos in the Japanese Association. Ultimately, Akira Nishino found an experienced successor, but at the beginning did not manage to give his team their own signature. Japan lost to Ukraine (1-2) in March and did not manage to beat Mali 1-1. During the preparation, the same picture emerged. Shinji Kagawa and Co. conceded against Ghana and Switzerland earned 0-2 defeats, but proved that the shape curve is slowly pointing in the right direction.
The much needed sense of achievement then came in the dress rehearsal against Paraguay, which was successfully completed 4: 2. We think the “Blue Samurai” is stronger than the bookies judge their betting odds. The potential is there and also the defense will pack up against Colombia. Because the Japanese could live very well with a draw, we expect them to be extremely defensive. Consequently, it could be a test of patience for the Colombians, which will not be crowned with success in the end. Our tip: Japan pushes into the elite circle of outsiders, to which so far Switzerland, Mexico or Iceland belongs, and wrestles the favorite at least one point.
Colombia vs Japan head to head matches
24.06.14 WC Japan Colombia 1 : 4
05.06.07 KC Japan Colombia 0 : 0
05.06.07 FI Japan Colombia 0 : 0
22.06.03 CC Japan Colombia 0 : 1