Colombia v England Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With Pekerman's men in confident spirits and boasting a dangerous attack, Al Hain-Cole doesn't expect the Three Lions to have it all their own way

England will be aiming to win just their third knockout stage match in 11 attempts when they take on Colombia in the World Cup last 16.
 
The Three Lions' 1-0 victory over Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup is their most recent victory in the latter stages of a major tournament, having failed to progress past their last five knockout stage ties.

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However, they are available at 21/20 (2.05) with dabblebet to end their long wait by coming out on top at the Otkritiye Arena.

Jose Pekerman's team finished top of their group despite losing the opener against Japan, and are priced at 14/5 (3.80) to continue their resurgence with a third successive victory.

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The South Americans have not produced a single draw in any of their last 14 World Cup fixtures, but you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them taking this once into extra-time with a stalemate after 90 minutes.

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Gareth Southgate will revert to a full strength side after resting eight players against Belgium, although John Stones is a doubt due to a calf issue.

James Rodriguez should be involved after a scan revealed his muscle injury is not as serious as first feared, while Miguel Borja and Abel Aguilar also face late fitness tests.

Dangerous Cafeteros

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Although insistent that he wanted his side to win, Southgate’s team selection in that final group game against Belgium suggested he was most keen to see them finish second and be placed in the ‘easier’ side of the draw.

However, this ploy could prove dangerous as it sees them take on a team high in confidence after coming back from their initial defeat to win the group, and who boast a number of excellent players.

With Rodriguez likely to be fit to join the in-form Radamel Falcao and Juan Quintero, Los Cafeteros will certainly back themselves to fire past a defence that is yet to keep a clean sheet in Russia.

Predictions

Nevertheless, the presence of Harry Kane up front should ensure that odds of 23/20 (2.15) prove solid value on England joining Colombia on the scoresheet in an entertaining clash.

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