Colombia v Ivory Coast Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

18th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Colombia v Ivory Coast

Colombia v Ivory Coast Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

As both of these won their opening matches in Group C, it means that whoever can follow up with a second will take firm control of top spot in the group. Colombia were the favourites ahead of kick off to win this group, and this will be their chance to pretty much confirm that. They are running as favourites to take the win over the African nation and make is six points from six.

So at lot at stake in this one. Colombia have only ever faced African opposition twice before at the World Cup. They lost against Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup and they beat Tunisia in 1998. With no Radamel Falcao, punters were intersted to see how Colombia would go. They went well in their opening fixture as they took a 3-0 win over Greece at a comfortable canter. It will have perhaps re-installed confidence in them as being a strong dark horse.

They still have good scoring threats, and Teofilo Gutierrez and Jackson Martinez are trading as 6/4 joint favourites in the anytime goalscorer market. The South Americans are unbeaten in their last six matches now and they have won their last two played by a 3-0 scoreline. It’s unlikely that they are going to get anywhere near that against the Ivory Coast, because this was always going to be their toughest game of the group stage. It has panned out as expected in being a battle for top spot. It could be exciting and worth looking over 2.5 goals for it, especially as the Ivory Coast have only failed to score in one of their previous seven World Cup matches.

The Ivory Coast have faced South American opposition twice before at World Cup, and they were matches against Argentina and Brazil and the Africans lost them both. Both of their goals scored against Argentina and Brazil were scored by Didier Drogba, who is 9/4 in the anytime goalscorer market, even though the big man may not even get the start. Ivory Coast initiated a comeback against Japan in their opener, hitting back to take the win, and two of their three wins that they have posted in World Cup finals have been come-from-behind victories. Would look for the Ivory Coast to come stronger in the second half, as seven of their eleven World Cup goals have come after the 60th minute mark of matches.

Colombia v Ivory Coast Odds

Colombia 5/4, Draw 23/10, Ivory Coast 11/4

Paddy Power offer 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance on all World Cup 2014 group stage matches (except England’s). If a game ends goalless, then Paddy Power will refund lost stakes on the First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast markets as a free bet.

Colombia v Ivory Coast Betting Tips

Go over 2.5 goals, Ivory Coast have scored in all but one of their World Cup matches

Both Teams To Score makes a sound option to back

Colombia should have the edge in the game and are value at 5/4 in the match outright market

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