Stadium: Samara Arena
TV: BBC One
Colombia got their World Cup campaign back on track with a cracking win over Poland and can see off Senegal to reach the knockout stages.
The Lions of Teranga are a point above in the Group H table after edging out the Poles and drawing with Japan, but are rated a level below their next opponents in our book.
Los Cafeteros now have plenty of momentum and appeal at 17/20 for our first Senegal vs Colombia prediction.
A Look At Senegal’s Betting Odds
Having opened with a 2-1 defeat of Poland, Senegal twice hit the front versus Japan in Ekaterinburg through Liverpool ace Sadio Mane and Moussa Wague.
However, the Samurai Blue responded on both occasions and had the better chances to win that game.
Lions of Teranga coach Aliou Cisse said: “We must acknowledge that we didn’t see a great Senegalese performance in comparison to the match against Poland.
“We were not very good frankly, and Japan were the better team, I have to admit that.”
The African outfit will now face their toughest test to date and are fancied to have their limitations exposed in Samara.
A Look At Colombia’s Betting Odds
Colombia were hampered by an early dismissal when surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Japan but showed their true worth with an emphatic 3-0 victory against Poland.
The South American side were lively going forward from the outset and went ahead through Yerry Mina.
A fine display was capped off by goals from Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado on the break, with man-of-the-match James Rodriguez providing two assists.
“We were playing with the pressure of having to win – there was no room for any mistakes,” said manager Jose Pekerman.
“We shouldered that responsibility fully but with creative football. We managed to impose this quality, this type of football that we have.”
Juan Fernando Quintero was another superb performer for Los Cafeteros as they recaptured the sparkle which saw them reach the quarter-finals four years ago.
We think they are a class apart here and will be keen to make sure of qualifying with a convincing success, so 11/5 for a win by more than one goal is worth adding to our Senegal vs Colombia betting tips.
Japan 2-2 SENEGAL – Mane, Wague
Poland 0-3 COLOMBIA – Mina, Falcao, Cuadrado
Head-to-head: Colombia 2-2 Senegal
Group H Standings