POLAND v COLOMBIA
Live on ITV. Sunday June 24, kick-off 7pm
COLOMBIA came a cropper just three minutes in to their World Cup opener with Carlos Sanchez's red card and the resultant penalty paving the way for a 2-1 defeat to Japan.
They put up a decent fight with 10 men, equalising through Juan Quintero's clever free-kick before conceding a second-half winner that leaves them with no margin for error.
They head into this one knowing defeat would end their campaign and Poland are in the same boat after a limp 2-1 loss to Senegal in their opener. Polish goal machine Robert Lewandowski was largely anonymous and will have to raise his game to give his team a fighting chance.
Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez returns to the Colombia starting line-up after only being fit for the bench against Japan and his creativity will provide a welcome boost.
Rodriguez – who'll provide the ammo for sole striker Radamel Falcao – was a key man in Colombia's surge to the quarter-finals four years ago and they can edge a tight clash against a Poland side who flatter to deceive on the big stage.
With so much at stake it could be a cagey affair with both sides desperate not to lose rather than going full throttle for the win.
- Colombia draw no bet (17-25, Marathonbet)
- Falcao (4-1, bet365)
- Colombia 2, Poland 0 (11-1, BetStars)
- Colombia win
- Under 4 goals
- Most goals second half
- (9-2, bet365)