Colombia vs. England: How Will Colombia Handle Harry Kane?
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
This past weekend kicked off eliminatory play at the 2018 World Cup. While we were expecting the quality of play to increase, we certainly weren’t expecting that many upsets. Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been sent home, leaving us without the sport’s biggest World Cup betting stars. In lieu of, sportsbook bettors will now turn to the Colombia vs. England matchup for the next biggest sensation. What kind of matchup are the sports betting odds predicting?
2018 World Cup – Colombia vs. England – Tuesday, July 3rd
When: 10:00 am ET
Where: St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
World Cup Betting Odds:
The Colombians kicked off their World Cup action by facing Japan in a surprising 1-2 loss. Since James Rodriguez broke out at the 2014 World Cup, sportsbooks were expecting both Rodriguez and Colombia to pick up right where they left off. And while Rodriguez hasn’t been as flashy as we had grown accustomed to, Colombia has at least gotten back on the right track. After that humbling loss to Japan, Colombia bounced back with a brilliant 3-0 beating of Poland. Subsequently, we saw them edge out their group stage victory, a slight 1-0 triumph over Senegal. Now Colombia is ready to face its toughest challenge yet as the English have turned in a masterful offensive performance so far in the tournament. Unsurprisingly, Colombia is pegged as a World Cup betting underdog in this one.
Players to Watch: Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Juan Quintero (River Plate), and Juan Cuadrado (Juventus).
Thanks to Harry Kane’s efforts, England has emerged as one of the most dominant forces in this year’s World Cup. Kane already has 5 goals to his name and thanks to him, England is undefeated thus far in the tournament. Their action started with a solid 2-1 victory over Tunisia. Afterwards, England slaughtered Panama 6-1 in a game that was painful to watch. And with a 1-0 triumph over Belgium, there’s no questioning England’s prowess. Now the English look to defeat a worthy opponent as they progress through the tournament.
Players to Watch: Harry Kane (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), and Jesse Lingard (Manchester United).
Colombia vs. England || World Cup Betting Predictions
Colombia vs. England || World Cup Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet World Cup online take in this Colombia vs. England World Cup pairing? All in all it might be better to stick with England here. They’ve been very dominant thus far and should be able to pick apart Colombia. Sign up today to make your World Cup round 16 prediction!
Score Prediction: 2-0 England.