Colombia vs England Today’s Soccer Prediction
After a disastrous start to reverse for Japan at the opening, Colombia showed the strength they had not demonstrated and played collectively and smartly, won the remaining two games in the group stage, achieving the classification in the lead. With a team cascudo, Colombia arrives at these octaves of endings believing to be able to go beyond.
The team has lived with difficulties throughout the competition and has managed to overcome. Again this afternoon, Colombia will need a lot of overcoming, as it will hardly have its main player, James Rodriguez. But with a swift counterattack and good play from the sides of the field, having a very strong defensive system, playing at maximum intensity and believing that they can go forward, Colombia is confident that they will be able to get past the ranks again.
Coach José Pékerman has doubts about the participation of his main player, James Rodríguez, due to the injury suffered against Senegal.
An expected and desired defeat? Maybe, but honestly, I do not know if it would make a difference to England. The English squad arrived to face Belgium against Belgium to fight for the first place in the group. The same, however, would give a theoretically more complicated path in the World Cup. Both played with reserve, but Belgium was more dedicated in the field, winning over the minimum score.
As a gift, Colombia is ahead. England have not played a major game against the world’s top national teams for some time. Perhaps, not having tested itself before the Belgians, makes some doubts still exist about itself. After all, the English team is quite young and carries the weight of failures from other generations. But, having a well-tested team at the highest level of the national leagues, making a habit of imposing themselves on the pitch, willing and hungry to go forward, England believes they have what it takes to move forward.Coach Gareth Southgate will have his full strength for this vacancy decision.
Possibly without its main player, Colombia may be less here, but it will be competitive. England is talented, but for a long time it has not been tested. It’s going to be a tough game, but I see the same thing being decided in detail. Being a more cascudo team, accustomed to surpassing and being more tested, I believe that Colombia will work here, avoiding the wide defeat, at least.
Prediction Today: Colombia AH +1.25