England v Colombia 2018 World Cup betting preview


England, like the other teams left in the competition, are four games away from winning the 2018 World Cup.

On the flip side, Gareth Southgate’s team haven’t really been tested in Russia thus far, having dealt with the challenges of Tunisia and Panama, although the former opponents weren’t easily beaten in the end.

Nevertheless, England are rated as fairly strong favourites to win Tuesday’s knockout match against Colombia, with bet365 going 11/10 about the Three Lions winning the game in normal time.

They’re a 1/2 chance to qualify for the last eight whether that takes extra-time and penalties, although Los Cafeteros seem a big price at 6/4 to go through considering that they have nothing to lose.

The South American side lost their Group H opener before consecutive wins over Poland and Senegal, with Colombia 3/1 with bet365 to win in normal time and you can back the draw at 23/10.

Harry Kane is the leading scorer for the 2018 World Cup and it’s little surprise to see that he’s the 3/1 favourite to break the deadlock in this clash, although we like Jesse Lingard at a much bigger 13/2.

The Manchester United winger has been getting into excellent scoring positions and managed a beauty against Panama during the group stage.

Radamel Falcao is the attacking danger man for Colombia and he’s 6/1 with bet365 to score the opener of this match, while a 1-1 draw can be backed at 6/1 and perhaps we’ll see a cagey match.

The bookmakers aren’t expecting a huge number of goals, although you can get 6/5 that both teams find the net during the ninety minutes.

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