Home / Analyzing Matches / World Cup Colombia Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

World Cup Colombia Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Colombia Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Colombia are highly motivated for the World Cup in Russia. They have reached the quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil and they have the talent to do it again, but it will not be an easy job. They will play in Group H with three highly motivated sides Poland, Senegal and Japan. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

Colombia have played with oscillating in form in their qualification campaign for World Cup 2018. They have collected just two points from six games against Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina and they waited until the last match to make it to Russia. James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao will be Colombian key players on this tournament, but also all other players are highly motivated to do their best and to reach at least quarter-finals in Russia.

FIFA Ranking: 16

Colombia World Cup 2018

Colombia Coach

JOSÉ PÉKERMAN - He led Colombia on World Cup 2014

Colombia Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Iván Arboleda (Banfield), José Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas)

DEFENDERS:
Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Cristián Zapata (AC Milan), Santiago Arias (PSV), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Óscar Murillo (Pachuca), Johan Mojica (Girona)

MIDFIELDERS:
Carlos Sánchez (Espanyol), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), James Rodríguez (Bayern Múnich), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Mateus Uribe (América), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Juan Guillermo Cuadrado(Juventus), Wílmar Barrios (Boca Juniors)

FORWARDS:
Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Carlos Bacca (Villareal), Luís Muriel (Sevilla), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), José Izquierdo (Brighton Hove & Albion)

Embed from Getty Images

Colombia Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Colombia
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)3-5-2
GOALS SCORED15
SHOTS ON TARGET45
SHOTS OFF TARGET46
GOALS CONCEDED8
TOTAL GOALS23
OVER 1.5 GOALS7
OVER 2.5 GOALS5
OVER 3.5 GOALS3
UNDER 1.5 GOALS3
UNDER 2.5 GOALS5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE5
CLEAN SHEETS5
CORNERS52
FOULS142
YELLOWS10
REDS0
OFFSIDES26

Colombia World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 5
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: Quarter-finals on World Cup 2014
Last World Cup: 2014

Colombia World Cup 2018 Matches

June 19 - Colombia vs. Japan
June 24 - Colombia vs. Poland
June 28 - Colombia vs. Senegal

Colombia Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Colombia have high expectations from this World Cup and they will try to repeat their good parties from the last World Cup. They are placed in tough game, but maybe they have the most chances to get out from this group and play in Round of 16. For sure, they will fight for the top spot to have easier job in the next stage. Their first game against Japan is very important and looks like it will be a must win for them. They will fight in the middle on the match against Poland, but for sure the hardest one will be in Round 3 against Senegal. They will have some problems with players for the Round 3 and Senegal will be highly motivated to win.

Colombia Bet and Odds:

About MightyTipster

MightyTipster
An experienced sports columnist, analyst and author with focus on football. He began covering sports while still a student and really enjoy what he is doing. Also he likes to place bets on his betting tips.