After victories for both the Elephants and Tricolor in their opening World Cup matches, they meet in Brasilia, where our tipster is backing both sides to find the netColombia and Ivory Coast both recorded impressive wins in their first group matches. Whereas Jose Pekerman's side dispatched Greece 3-0, Didier Drogba and Co. came from behind to beat Japan 2-1. With six points likely to be good enough to secure qualification into the next round, expect both these sides to go for the win.
Ivory Coast showed a lot of character to come back against Japan after starting the game as underdogs. That was only their third victory in eight matches, with Sabri Lamouchi's side really struggling to put a string of results together. William Hill price them at 13/5 (3.60) to win.
Colombia were tipped by many before the finals to do well and progress through this group. Pekerman's men finished above Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador to qualify second behind Argentina in the South American qualification.
The South Americans have an impressive side who cruised past Greece, with goals from Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez. William Hill price them at 11/10 (2.10) favourites to win again, with the same firm pricing the draw at 9/4 (3.25).
With Colombia unbeaten in their last eight matches, winning half of those games, it is tempting to back them to win this match outright but, with Ivory Coast also boasting a strong squad and defying the odds against Japan, it's worth avoiding this market.
Instead, it's worth backing both sides to score at a fantastic 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill.
This price won't stay around for long when you consider that it landed in 12 of Ivory Coast's last 13 matches. With Colombia netting an average of two goals per game in their last eight fixtures, expect this match to go the way of many this World Cup and see plenty of goals.
|Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) 3pt stake with William Hill|
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