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Colombia vs Korea Republic betting tips: Women’s World Cup preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Colombia vs Korea Republic

Colombia to draw 1-1 with South Korea- 11/2!


At 11/2, a £10 bet would return £65!

Colombia vs Korea Republic

July 25, 2023

3:00 am GMT+1

Colombia vs Korea Republic match preview

Given that Germany are odds-on favourites to top Group H, and Morocco are set to make their debut, this clash in Sydney could be crucial in determining who reaches the round of 16.

Colombia are set to make just their third World Cup appearance, ending their eight-year exile from the competition after missing out on the most-recent edition.

Back in 2015, the Powerpuff Girls claimed their maiden World Cup win, surprisingly beating France, before exiting in the last 16 at the hands of United States.

In more recent times, Nelson Abadía’s team have reached the Copa América Final, narrowly losing 1-0 to Brazil on home soil 12 months ago.

So, las Cafeteras come into this campaign with sky-high expectations, knowing a victory in this opener would leave them in a great position to get through.

Do not write off Korea Republic though, with this the third successive World Cup that they have qualified for.

Just like their opponents, the Taegeuk Ladies’ best run came in 2015, reaching the round of 16, dumped out by France back then.

Four years later, Korea’s World Cup campaign was an unmitigated disaster, losing all three matches and conceding eight goals.

Englishman Colin Bell was appointed manager soon after, becoming their first-ever foreign Head Coach.

Last year, Bell led South Korea to their maiden Asia Cup Final, overcoming Australia and Philippines, before a 3-2 defeat to China PR after extra time.

Their excretions at that tournament have raised expectations, so can Korea Republic now shine on a global stage?

Will there be a winner in this crucial clash at Sydney Football Stadium?

Colombia team news

Teenager Linda Caicedo is certainly a player to watch in, what will be, her third World Cup in 12 months, after featuring at the U17s and U20s.

Daniela Montoya will captain the side, while the two Arias, Daniela and Carolina, are both also vastly experienced.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Pérez; C Arias, D Arias, Carabalí, Vanegas; Bedoya, Montoya, Caicedo, Santos, Usme; Ramírez.

Korea Republic teams news

Chelsea legend Ji So-yun is Korea Republic’s most-recognisable player, winning her 146th cap here.

Alongside in midfield will be Tottenham’s Cho So-hyun as well as Lee Geum-min of Brighton, while the vast majority of the rest of the squad ply their trade domestically.

Predicted XI (3-4-3): Kim Jung-mi; Lee Young-ju, Lim Seon-joo, Shim Seo-yeon; Kim Hye-ri, Cho So-hyun, Ji So-yun, Choo Hyo-joo; Choe Yu-ri, Lee Geum-min, Son Hwa-yeon.

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Ben Gray

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