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Prediction: Sweden v England 0

Posted on July 06, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict:  Draw

Best Odds: 23/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Saturday afternoon, Sweden and England clash in the quarter-finals of World Cup 2018. Neither has made the last four of a World Cup in recent history, so both will see this as a big opportunity to move into the latter stages of the competition.

Sweden

Sweden have been one of the surprise-packages of World Cup 2018. The Scandinavians needed a play-off against Italy to qualify for the finals. However, Janne Andersson’s side has won three of their four games in Russia. In the last-16 they recorded a 1-0 win over Switzerland courtesy of a goal from Emil Forsberg.

Ospina goes down fighting 0

Posted on July 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Last night England won a World Cup penalty shootout, which is a sentence that we weren’t sure we were ever going to be able to say. They overcame the odds against a Colombia side who had all the momentum in the world after their last-minute equaliser, with the Three Lions being able to edge their way into the quarter-finals of the tournament in Russia. There, they’ll meet fellow European side Sweden for a place in the semi-finals, but we aren’t here to talk about that.

Prediction: Colombia v England 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England Win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Coral

On Tuesday night, Colombia and England go head-to-head for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup. Colombia made the last eight last time out, but the Three Lions have not played in the World Cup quarter-final since 2006. It is a massive game for both teams.

Colombia

Colombia recovered from a defeat in their opening group games to defeat Poland and Senegal top Group H. The highly-rated South American team have been on a run of unconvincing form of late, as they failed to win any of their three warm-up games heading into Russia 2018.

Prediction: Senegal vs Colombia 0

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Prediction: Draw.

Best odds: 27/10.

Bookmaker: Bet365

Senegal vs Colombia is set to be one of the most interesting games of the third round of the World Cup group stages, as it’s a clash of teams not far apart in terms of quality that’s set to directly decide which team goes on from group H and which one goes home.

After the first two rounds, Japan and Senegal share the top spot with four points each, and Colombia sits third with one less. Poland are at the bottom, without any points or a chance to stay in the tournament after they encounter with Japan.

Prediction: Poland vs Colombia 0

Posted on June 23, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Poland win

Best Odds: 12/5

Bookmaker: bet365

Group H wasn’t exactly looked upon as the Group of Death, but more the Group of Opportunity. All four nations involved had realistic hopes of reaching the knockout stages upon travelling to Russia, and after the first set of games, things are set up perfectly for the continuation of the group tomorrow. We’re going to be focusing on Poland vs Colombia, in a game which many fans were expecting to decide who won the group – but instead, they’re fighting to stay in the tournament altogether.

Prediction: Colombia vs Japan 0

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Colombia win

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: bet365

The majority of the nations in the 2018 FIFA World Cup have now competed in their first group stage game, but there are still a handful of sides waiting to make an impact. Two such examples are Colombia and Japan, and while they may be polar opposite countries, they both have a mutual goal – defy expectations and qualify for the knockout stages. In many ways, they’re both considered to be underdogs in their group, but as we’ve seen in the past, that’ll suit these two just fine.

Ospina linked with a move to Nantes 0

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer, with a move to Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce originally mooted. However, the Colombian shot-stopper could return to the French Ligue 1, with The Sun claiming that Nantes are keen on his signature.

Ospina has grown frustrated with a lack of playing time in the Premier League since his 2014-move from OGC Nice, making just six top-flight appearances in the last two seasons. He featured more heavily upon his initial arrival but was made into a second-choice when Petr Cech was signed from Chelsea.

Ospina clean sheet as Colombia finish third in Copa America 0

Posted on June 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina kept a clean sheet for Colombia as the South American outfit won 1-0 against USA in their Copa America Centenario third fourth place playoff clash at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday morning.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine tournament from a personal point, pulling off a number of outstanding saves to help his side to three clean sheets in the Copa America. Colombia conceded just three goals with Ospina the sticks, and he’s certainly put himself in the shop window if he’s considering his future with Arsenal.

Besiktas renewing their interest in David Ospina 0

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to ESPN, Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas are interested in Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, but may be put off by his apparent lofty asking price. The Gunners signed the Colombian shot-stopper for £3M from OGC Nice in 2014, but he’s struggled to hold down a starting place despite satisfactory performances for the Londoners.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman recently spoke out on the rumours and admitted there has been interest from their end. However, he also revealed Besiktas were being price out of a move for Ospina, saying: “I do want Ospina and we are going to get a foreign keeper. (But) Arsenal want a lot for him so we may have to look for alternatives.”

10/3 for Alexis Sanchez to score and Chile to win Thursday’s Copa America semi-final clash 0

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez should line up for Chile in their Copa America Centenario semi-final clash with Colombia at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday morning, and will be hoping to lead the defending champions to the final against Argentina. It could well be a repeat of the 2015 final, which saw Chile beat the Sky Blues on penalties, but the favourites still have a job to do against Colombia this week.



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