How Far Can Colombia Go in Brazil: Early World Cup Betting Odds

Posted: May 22, 2014

Updated: October 4, 2017

Betting on Colombia to win their World Cup group and progress to later stages is a pretty safe wager.

Colombia may be considered underdogs at the upcoming World Cup, but the team was very impressive during the qualifying round. Additionally, the squad is boasting a long list of renowned players and a will to fight in every game they play. Thus betting on them under Colombian gambling laws may provide punters with some hefty payouts.

It is the first time since 1998 that Colombia are participating in the final World Cup tournament, and understandably hopes are very high with fans and punters preparing to make their wagers at land-based and online sportsbooks in Colombia.

The fact that the competition will take place in the neighboring Brazil, adds to Los Cafeteros’ chances, considering that every World Cup held in South America has been won by a South American team. All these factors combined have put Colombia pretty high on the list of possible winners with 34.00 odds, though with a big difference between them and favorites Brazil.

Colombia’s road to Brazil

The squad has impressed everyone with their qualifying campaign, where they finished second behind winners Argentina, providing those who bet on sports in Colombia supporting the team with some hefty payouts. Colombia played especially strong at home, which adds a couple of points to their chances for Brazil. The team stayed unbeaten on home ground for three years now.

The World Cup draw for Colombia

Colombia has been given a pretty easy group at the World Cup. The South American team was drawn together with Japan, Greece, and Ivory Coast in Group C. They are the clear favorites to win the group and progress to the next round with 1.80 odds. Surely a large portion of punters will be betting on this outcome.

The squad

Betting on Colombia at World Cup

• The team was given strong odds to win the tourney

• Majority of online sportsbooks in Colombia are already open to wagering

• The team is the favorite to win their group and progress to the next stage

Colombia certainly doesn’t lack talent in the team. Moreover, should Radamel Falcao recover from his injury in time for the World Cup, they will be even stronger. The first game for Colombia is scheduled against Greece on June 14th.

All eyes are on the Monaco striker’s recovery, but even if he fails to gain full form his addition to the squad will serve as a talisman of sorts, boosting his teammates’ morale. But even in the absence of Falcao, Colombia has players to shine including Carlos Bacca who have just won the Europa League with Sevilla, boasting 21 goals during the season.

Jackson Martinez is also going strong beating scoring records at Porto. This season has saw him scoring 29 times, and provided he does well during the World Cup a move to a bigger team is very well on the cards. The bookies give both Martinez and Falcao equal odds of 5.00 to become Colombia’s top scorer, while Bacca’s chances are valued with a line of 9.00.

With these players at the pinnacle of Colombia’s attack, the team should have no problems scoring goals, something that has been eluding them in the past. As for the defense, the squad has already shown they can keep the access to their goal secured, with a range of clean sheets during their very recent friendly matches against Holland and Belgium.

Colombia is boasting a lot of technique as a team, adding full confidence and playing in very familiar atmosphere and conditions. Thus betting on the team to progress to the late stages of the tournament could be regarded as a pretty safe bet, not to mention the horde of their faithful supporters from the home country.

It would be interesting to follow the team at World Cup and see just how far they can go. One thing is certain: there will be no lack of attractive football betting odds on this South American teams at both Colombian bookies and international sportsbooks.

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