This is going to be an easy fixture for the Colombians because they have already eliminated Japan in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil with a score 4-1 and this what they would want to do so in this game as well. James Rodriguez scored a wonder goal against Japan and he would want to repeat his heroics in this game as well but this 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the tides are on the different side of the shore with big countries like Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Spain failing to register a win in their opening games state that the underdogs are performing better than they were written off.  Now this game would be tricky for the Japanese as they have been in terrible form but their last game against Paraguay saw them victorious so they would want to build on that take their revenge on Colombia by returning the favour in this World Cup.

A thrilling game awaits everyone at Morodovia Arena as both these two teams clash in the opening game of Group H.

 

Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of Japan winning this game is 5, odds of drawing this game is 14/5 and the odds of Colombia winning this game is 4/6. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for Japan emerging out victorious are 5 and probability for a draw is 5/2 and for Colombia to win the odds are 7/10. Betfair odd for Japan is 5, for Colombia is 7/10 and the odds of this match ending in a draw are 11/4.

 

Team News:

Colombia would once again look up to the likes of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez to mirror their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in this world cup as well. Carlos Bacca, Juan Cuadrado and Joahn Mojica are all expected to start in this game against the Japanese. However, the Japanese attack will be led by popular Shinji Kagawa in the front and likes of Makoto Hasebe and Maya Yoshida are also expected to feature in this game.

 

Recent Form:

Colombia:  D D W W L D

Japan:  W L L D L

 

Predictions:

Colombia is most likely to come out on top after this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If Japan has to win then it would fall on Shinji Kagawa and if Colombia wins, it will be James Rodriguez.