Senegal vs Colombia betting tips: World Cup match preview & predictions

Senegal vs Colombia prediction: Senegal 1-2 Colombia

Although Senegal have scored twice in both of their two matches, they are far less convincing at the back.

Colombia have shaken off the rust of their opening-game defeat and come into this one as favourites.

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Senegal vs Colombia: Who will win?

Colombia are 9/10 favourites to win the match.

While Senegal are 7/2 outsiders to claim victory.

Radamel Falcao is 15/4 to score the first goal of the match. Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is 2/1 to score anytime.

Senegal vs Colombia match preview

Senegal take on Colombia at the Cosmos Arena in Samara on Thursday, as Group H draws to a close.

Following their 2-2 draw last time out, Senegal and Japan begin the day level on four points in Group H.

Goals from Sadio Mane and Molla Wogue twice gave Aliou Cisse’s side the lead but Senegal were ultimately unable to hold on for the win.

After losing their opening match 2-1 to Japan, Colombia swept aside Poland in their second match. Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Jose Pekerman’s side a 3-0 win.

Colombia and Senegal have only met once before, in a 2014 international friendly that finished 2-2.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 19: Mbaye Niang of Senegal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Poland and Senegal at Spartak Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Group H permutations

Senegal require only a point to confirm qualification into the round of 16. Cisse’s men must better Japan’s result against Poland if they want to top the group, however.

Colombia will qualify with a win on Thursday. If Colombia do win, then Japan will need to lose by fewer goals than Senegal to progress.

Colombia can also qualify with a draw if Japan lose, because they have a better goal difference.

The winners and runners-up of the group will face the runners-up and winners of Group G respectively. England and Belgium will battle it out for the top spot in Group G on Thursday evening.

Juan Quintero

Juan Fernando Quintero of Colombia reacts after scoring on a penalty kick during the international friendly match between France and Colombia at Stade de France on March 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Senegal team news vs Colombia

Cisse is expected to field that same eleven that drew 2-2 with Japan.

West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate provides Cisse with an excellent alternate option in midfield.

Colombia team news vs Senegal

Carlos Sanchez is available again after serving a suspension, although it’s unlikely that he’ll start the game.

Davinson Sanchez and Yerry Mina are expected to continue together at the back.

Mateus Uribe is set to deputise for the injured Abel Aguilar in midfield. Aguilar was stretchered off in the 3-0 win over Poland.

Senegal predicted line-up vs Colombia

Predicted Senegal XI vs Colombia

Predicted Senegal XI vs Colombia

Colombia predicted line-up vs Senegal

Predicted Colombia XI vs Senegal

Predicted Colombia XI vs Senegal

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The latest videos from Senegal pre Colombia

The latest videos from Colombia pre Senegal

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Colombia to win vs Senegal and both teams to score: 3/1!