Why You Should Be Backing Colombia as World Cup Dark Horses

Why You Should Be Backing Colombia as World Cup Dark Horses

The festival of football that is the World Cup is almost finally upon us, and if you’re not backing Colombia as the tournament’s dark horses then you’re really missing a trick.

The South Americans were in many ways the darlings of the previous World Cup, with attacking midfielder James Rodriguez lighting up the tournament with his silky goals and exciting build-up play, and their run towards glory in Brazil was only halted by the hosts in the knockout stages.

This year, in Russia, the Colombians have a serious point to prove – and this time they have a much deeper and more experienced squad to prove it.

Embed from Getty Images

The enigmatic but brilliant Radamel Falcao is back with his compatriots after missing out on the 2014 competition with a serious knee injury, and has once again re-proved himself to be one of the planet’s most deadly attackers on his day.

Moreover, young defenders Yerry Mina and Davidson Sanchez – of Barcelona and Tottenham respectively – will provide a solid base for the team’s attacking talent to roam free, whilst the likes of exciting left-back Frank Fabra and Mateus Uribe will definitely be ones to watch.

The aforementioned Rodriguez will also have a serious point to prove after narrowly missing out on the Golden Boot in 2014, and after a stellar campaign at Bayern Munich, the 26-year-old is in the perfect position to remind the world exactly why Real Madrid parted with almost £50 million to sign him four years ago.

Some bookmakers are offering odds as high as 40/1 for Colombia to go all the way and win the World Cup and the best way to find the best sports betting apps is through

Embed from Getty Images

If you do plan on backing Colombia’s, your heart will be in your mouth should they reach the knockout stages, given they’re likely to meet one of England or Belgium. That could lead to a potential mouthwatering re-match against Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Jose Pekerman’s side is one of two teams who has avoided defeat against the Brazilians in a competitive match under manager Tite, so what would be perceived as a potential upset might not be so surprising.

Stick your pocket money on Colombia – trust us, we’re never wrong.

Well, almost never.

More in Football

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020