Colombia v Uruguay Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

27th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Colombia v Uruguay

Colombia v Uruguay Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

There is still a tough route ahead for these two because the winner will go on to likely face Brazil in the quarter finals. But one step at a time and Colombia are good value favourites in this one. They have only met once before in the World Cup and Uruguay won that 2-1 after coming from behind. That was Colombia’s only previous match against a South American team at the World Cup finals. Colombia looked very strong through Group C at Brazil 2014 and have won their last four games on the bounce now.

Meetings  between these two have been high scoring ones, because the last nine meetings has produced 32 goals, and average of 3.6 per game. Naturally look over 2.5 goals, and Both Teams To Score should be value as well. This is just the second time in their history that Colombia have been past the group stage of a World Cup. This is already their most prolific World Cup, having scored nine goals in three games so far. Nine of their last eleven goals in the finals have come in the second half of matches incidentally, so watch for that with live in-play betting.

For Colombia, James Rodriguez has scored three goals and create two assists, and he has scored now in each of his last five games for Colombia. Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez are both 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market. Uruguay will be without their most threatening forward, Luis Suarez. Incidentally, Suarez has missed two games at the World Cup since 2010, and both games ended in defeat (v Holland 2010 semi finals, v Costa Rica 2014 group stage) for the Celeste. They still have Edinson Cavani who doesn’t look as too much of a scoring threat at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market.

Uruguay’s final group game, the 1-0 win over Italy, saw them looking very average. They aren’t a great side at all, and of the two South American nations, Colombia clearly look the better. However, Uruguay have won six of their last eight against Colombia (D1 L1), and three of the last four. But they have lost their last two World Cup matches against South American teams. They have also scored in each of their last nine World Cup games, which again should push the game over 2.5 goals.

:Colombia v Uruguay Odds

Colombia Evens, Draw 12/5, Uruguay 3/1

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Colombia v Uruguay Betting Tips

Go over 2.5 goals, the last nine meetings have averaged 3.6 goals per game

James Rodriguez is value in the anytime goalscorer market, with five in five for Colombia

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