Stadium: Kazan Arena
Poland and Colombia are both on a recovery mission after opening World Cup defeats and we’re putting our faith in the South American outfit to prevail.
Los Cafeteros were unfortunate to go down to 10 men early on when beaten 2-1 by Japan and deserve another chance to show their true worth.
Group H top seeds Poland were bitterly disappointing in a loss to Senegal by the same scoreline and have plenty to prove.
Jose Pekerman’s side get the nod at 11/10 to prevail as our first Poland vs Colombia prediction.
A Look At Poland’s Betting Odds
Poland were undone by a Thiago Cionek own goal and a defensive mix-up which left M’Baye Niang with an easy score.
Grzegorz Krychowiak headed in a late consolation but the Eagles showed few encouraging signs against a disciplined Senegal side.
“Statistically, we had more of the ball, but what counts is what ends up in the net,” said head coach Adam Nawalka.
“Our wingers didn’t do their jobs and the central midfielders weren’t very good either.
“We played better after the break but it wasn’t enough and we’re not very happy with two goals from our mistakes.”
A Look At Colombia’s Betting Odds
Colombia rallied bravely after having Carlos Sanchez sent off on three minutes and then going behind to Shinji Kagawa’s subsequent penalty.
Juan Quintero’s clever free-kick levelled the scores but the exertions of playing with 10 men caught up with them and Yuya Osako’s 73rd-minute header settled the issue.
“The pain we feel is because after a huge effort, we lost because we were worn down, we were tired,” lamented manager Pekerman.
Los Cafeteros do have the quality to bounce back, though, with Carlos Bacca and James Rodriguez hopefully able to contribute more after coming off the bench that day.
Radamel Falcao also showed some neat touches and we’re backing the Monaco forward at 7/2 to strike first in our Poland vs Colombia betting tips.
POLAND 1-2 Senegal – Krychowiak
COLOMBIA 1-2 Japan – Quintero
Head-to-head: Poland 1-2 Colombia, Colombia 2-1 Poland, Colombia 1-0 Poland, Colombia 1-2 Poland, Colombia 1-4 Poland
Group H Standings