Group H is the final group to get underway at the World Cup and it is perhaps the most open group at the tournament.
The South Americans are the favourites to top Group H while Japan are the lowest ranked team, meaning in theory this should be the most clear-cut of all the matches in the group.
In practice, of course, things rarely are that straight-forward - although Colombia are odds on for the win priced at 8/13 (1.62) with dabblebet.
Indeed, these two sides met in the group stages in Brazil four years ago, with Colombia running out 4-1 winners.
Japan have two major injury concerns ahead of their World Cup opener, with Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki and defender Gen Shoji both struggling to be fit for the game with Colombia.
Japan have not been in the best form leading into the tournament, losing three of their last four friendles and conceding two goals in each of those.
Akira Nishino's side have managed just one clean sheet in their last 13 matches, despite facing modest opposition such as Haiti and Paraguay.
Colombia meanwhile have never been the most prolific side in South America, yet when faced with lower ranked teams they have consistently been able to rack up goals.
In the last year, they have beaten both Cameroon and China 4-0, while also overcoming France 3-2 in Paris and against a defensively questionable Japan side there could be value in backing them to get among the goals.
Tips and predictions
Jose Pekerman's men are available at 19/20 (1.95) to score over 1.5 goals and that looks like a tempting price given the defensive limitations of the opponent.