Round of 16: COL vs. ENG
Colombia vs. England July 3, 2018- 2:00 PM ET (TV FOX) Otkrytie Arena, Russia
In what is being billed as another highly anticipated matchup, Tuesday in the Round of 16 will bring a knockout battle between Colombia and England in a contest that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks:
It was a rough start for the Colombians to open up World Cup play but a quick turnaround the rest of the way has them knocking on the door one win away from moving on from the Round of 16. But, to do so must get past an England squad that features striker Harry Kane and his “golden” boot.
At just 24 years young, Kane has scored 18 goals in just 26 games for his country; a feat not matched by any other Englishman at that pace! In 153 minutes of World Cup play, Kane has found the back of the net five times.
For Colombia, they feel they have enough talent of their own to challenge The Three Lions and why not with the World Cups 2014 Golden Boot winner in James Rodriguez? Rodriguez produced six goals back in Brazil and will be looked upon to step up and lead the Colombians in what should be the biggest test for England.
However, the Colombian super star has been slowed by a leg injury and all of Colombia will be waiting to see if he is able to take to the pitch and work his much-needed magic as his team is slight underdogs at (+293 ML) to the English.
Winners of the knockout stage fours ago in Brazil, the Colombians are confident they can repeat history… a history that England has not been able to conquer in 12 years; to win a knockout stage match.
A win by England will put them on a favorable road to get to the finals, but underdogs or not, the Colombians are packing plenty of power of their own to take the victory and move on. For sports betting purposes from our best sportsbooks for this COL vs. ENG matchup, MyBookie is favoring England (+111 ML) over Colombia (+293 ML) with an over/under of 2.0 total game goals scored from 5Dimes. Keeping my faith in the South Americans, I will favor Colombia in a straight-up (+293) moneyline win over England to advance.