Japan vs Colombia Betting Pick
Columbia is all alone-atop Group C and they have already advanced to the round of 16. Unless they lose to Japan and the Ivory Coast beat Greece and make up a 4-goal differential Colombia will win the group.
Japan has one point in two matches and for them to advance to the knockout stage they not only have to beat Colombia, but have Greece beat the Ivory Coast.
Bovada has Colombia as the World Cup betting favorite for this match with odds posted at +139 with Japan at +214 and a draw line of +252.
It looks as if Colombia will win the group and because of that captain Mario Yepes and FW Juan Cuadrado will be rested and will not start.
Colombia has scored five goals and only conceded one and their defense has to key on Manchester United FW Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda, who is the leader of the squad. In Japan’s last five goals in the World Cup Honda has three of them as well as one assist.
James Rodríguez leads Colombia with two goals and he and their so.id attack will face a Japan defense that has given up two goals in their two group matches.
Japan does not have a great attack, but they are a very sound and technical squad that must look for the counter-attack to score.
Colombia is rolling and while they will rest some key players their attack will not be stopped and they will beat Japan and win Group C in the process.