The situation is dire for both Poland and Colombia, scheduled to step on Kazan Arena at 19:00 GMT +1. After a disastrous opening, they are at peril or being eliminated form the World Football Cup after only two rounds, a grave situation, given this one was a pair favoured to advance well into the competition, pre-tournament. Now, there’s no room, for mistake.
Poland’s battle for survival starts off after conceding 1-2 to Senegal, the African hopefuls. Aliou Cisse’s Lions of Teranga put forward an impressive defence led by Salif Sane and Kalidou Koulibaly, which completely negated Robert Lewandowski’s attempts to break through for the entire duration of the match. If this scenario repeats, there is no more hope or place for the Polish in this year’s edition of the World Football Cup.
Unfortunately, their bad luck doesn’t stop here as Poland is facing Los Cafeteros, who are also desperate for the win. Colombia’s Carlos Sanches was benched only 3 minutes into the game for handling, which provided Samurai Blue with the perfect opportunity to open up the score in Tuesday’s fixture.Juan Quintero managed to score the equalizer, but Keisuke Honda capitalized on a corner kick and brought Japan the win.
Head to Head
The opposing forces here have met only once before, during a 2006 friendly international that saw Colombia rise above their rivals with a 1-2 final score.
Poland vs Colombia Prediction
For this particular fixture, Colombia is the answer at 2.25 (5/4) odds, since Poland proved itself extremely ineffective across World Football Cup affairs so far. Seven out of nine such fixtures have ended in defeat for the Polish, with no luck finding the back of the opposing goalpost on 6 occasions.
Also, Kamil Glik – a valuable link – is missing from Nawalka’s lineup due to a pre-tournament injury, which will only weaken the defective enough backline even more. On Colombia’s side, Thiago Cionek and James Rodriguez will most certainly make an appearance, purported to be the ones to bring Jose Pekerman the win here. Add Colombia as winner on your accumulator, together with the other two favourites of the day and enjoy 25% Higher Odds on Jetbull.