Colombia vs England 2018 World Cup Round of 16 Betting Analysis.

Colombia vs England 2018 World Cup Round of 16 Betting Analysis

Written by on June 29, 2018

Since the World Cup began way back in 1930, there have only ever been 8 teams who have won the biggest sporting event in the world. Brazil is the leader with 5, with Germany hot on their heels with 4. These are the teams who come into every World Cup with the biggest amount of pressure, as they are expected to make a winning run every single time. The pressure drops off somewhat after those two teams, but the other nations who have won the World Cup in the past also tend to feel the harsh glare of the public and media spotlight. England won it back in 1966 when they played host but have failed to really live up to expectations since then. They came into this tournament with a young squad and not a lot of fanfare, yet here they are in the Round of 16 after a good group stage. They will go against a talented Colombia team who may well be without their best player. The Colombians are on a roll after winning back to back must-win games, but can they carry that momentum over to this round? Be sure to check our Soccer News page on a daily basis, as MyBookie Sportsbook has all the information you need to keep up-to-date on all things World Cup. Previews, Reviews, predictions, and many more for you to cash in big during the entire tournament.

2018 World Cup Round of 16 Betting Analysis: Colombia vs England

  • When: Tuesday, July 3 at 2 PM EST
  • Where: Otkrytie Arena
  • TV: FOX
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: Colombia +303 / England +108 / Draw +213 (Total at 2 goals)

Head to Head

  • Games Played: 5
  • England Victories: 3
  • England Goals: 10
  • Colombia Victories: 0
  • Colombia Goals: 3
  • Draws: 2


Why bet on Colombia?

  • Confederation: CONMEBOL
  • Head coach: José Pékerman
  • Captain: Radamel Falcao
  • FIFA Ranking: 16
  • World Cup Appearances: 6
Colombia was one of the surprise teams of the previous World Cup, a tournament where James Rodriguez introduced himself to a world audience by winning the Golden Boot. If the Colombians are to move on to the next round, they may need to do so without their start and playmaker. James came into this tournament with an injury, missing the opening game of the tournament, a 2-1 loss to Japan. We saw just how much he means to this team when he pulled all the strings in a dominating 3-0 win over Poland, a victory that kept his team in the tournament. James started the final game against Senegal but hobbled off and watched from the sidelines as Colombia picked up a vital 1-0 win. His status I up in the air for this one, which means that the status of this team as a whole is very much in the same state of limbo.

Projected Line-Up

  • 1-D. Ospina
  • 3-O. Murillo
  • 4-S. Arias
  • 17-J. Mojica
  • 23-D. Sánchez
  • 5-W Barrios
  • 10-J. Rodríguez
  • 20-J. Quintero
  • 16-J. Lerma
  • 9-R. Falcao
  • 21-J. Izquierdo

Why bet on England?

  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Head coach: Gareth Southgate
  • Captain: Harry Kane
  • FIFA Ranking: 12
  • World Cup Appearances: 15
If England is unable to get beyond this game, there are going to be some folks who question the moves of England boss Gareth Southgate. His team looked very good in wins over Tunisia and Panama, where they scored 8 and conceded 2. Those wins were enough to guarantee England a spot in the next round, but they also knew that a point against Belgium would leave them on top of the group, which would potentially mean an easier game in this round. England is one of the 2018 World Cup Betting favorites to win it all. Southgate played mostly bench guys, and while Belgium did the same, they were able to get the 1-0 win that consigned England to second place and this match-up instead of an easier one against Japan. The question now is whether they can get their momentum back after that loss to Belgium.

Projected Line-Up

  • 1-J. Pickford
  • 18-A. Young
  • 2-K. Walker
  • 12-K. Trippier
  • 6-H. Maguire
  • 5-J. Stones
  • 8-J. Henderson
  • 20-D. Alli
  • 7-J. Lingard
  • 9-H. Kane
  • 10-R. Sterling

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Colombians have essentially played two consecutive knockout games after losing their opener to Japan, so they will be well prepared for this one. It is that experience that may well prove to be the difference here. Score: Colombia 2 – England 1

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