For punters looking for well priced quality there is a top match on Sunday. Poland is mentioned as one of the most capable World Cup betting choices that can be made. In Robert Lewandowski they boast a true world class super star. And Colombia garnered considerable respect from there 2014 World Cup performance. In James Rodriguez they also boast an exceptional talent. As well as a tight defense. Group H is the wild card of the World Cup Final. Colombia and Poland are the chalks. Their match determines the inside track.
2018 FIFA World Cup Poland vs. Colombia
Date and Time: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Kazan Arena, Kazan
World Cup Betting Online Odds your favorite sportsbook:
|Colombia||-½ (+143)||2 (-142)|
|Poland||+½ (-158)||2 (+127)|
2018 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage: FOX
Poland is one of the most entertaining teams in the tournament. They emphasize offense and plenty of it. Goal scoring is a staple of their team culture. Proof is that they averaged nearly three goals per game in qualifying. Robert Lewandowski is a key World Cup betting asset. He was a goal scoring machine as a pro. He starred for both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Problematic is that the Poles rely on Lewandowski too much. And when he failed to score at the 2016 Euro it was trouble. Nobody was able to fill the void.
Goalkeeping: Concerns for Poland
Goalkeeping remains the ultimate concern for their World Cup prospects. The Poles had the worst defensive record of any qualifying team. It all combines for a fun fan watch. But gamblers and Polish fans will be testy. Head coach Adam Nawalka has tried to tighten the defense. He is not shy about mixing formation and tactics. And during the spring there was modest improvement. If there is a player that will support Lewandowski its Milik. As a striker for Bayern he has developed into a dangerous force. Milik is being counted upon to show that Poland is more than Lewandowski.
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has very different ways for success. Unlike Poland the Colombians are not an offensive oriented team. Their ticket to sportsbook success is laborious possession type football. Defense is always the starting point of Pekerman’s teams. From there they will counter for what little offense they generate. Colombia scored only 21 goals in 18 qualifiers. Four years ago, they reached the quarterfinal. Its not likely they will catch anyone napping this time.
Colombian Players to Analyze
Of concern is goalkeeper David Ospina. He was subpar for Arsenal. And was relegated to backup as a result. For the national team he was responsible for too many goals against. What little offensive creativity Colombia has comes from Rodriguez. He can score and or pass. And literally carries the attack as a result. To Pekerman’s credit he allows Rodriguez maximum freedom. But when the Bayern Munich star fatigues there is nobody else in support. Colombia is far more reliant upon Rodriguez than any other player.
Matchup to Watch
This is a great World Cup betting match for Poland. Colombia lacks the offense to exploit Poland. And the Poles have superior firepower.
World Cup Betting Odds Picks
Poland should prevail with their superior scoring.
World Cup Betting Online Pick: Poland
World Cup Betting Online Score Prediction: Poland 2, Colombia 0