Colombia and Nigeria offer World Cup value


With less than 40 days left before the World Cup begins, we have been trawling the latest markets to find the stand out bets prior to the tournament.

The first of three bets to consider is backing Colombia at 23/20 to win Group H, which also includes Japan, Poland and Senegal.

Jose Perkerman’s squad claimed the last automatic qualification spot in South America, ahead of the likes of Peru, Chile and Paraguay.

Colombia drew with both Brazil and Uruguay in qualifying and possess the attacking threat that most of the teams at the World Cup would love to have.

Captain Radamel Falcao (29/1 Top Goalscorer) has 18 goals for Monaco this season, while in Carlos Bacca they have an experienced back up who has 14 international goals to his name.

With the likes of James Rodriguez and Davinson Sanchez among their ranks, Colombia have a strong spine through the middle of their side.

Suggestion two is for Nigeria to qualify from a tough Group D at odds of 47/20.

The African nation progressed to the finals in impressive manor, seeing off the likes of Cameroon and Algeria and losing just one of their six group matches.

Since then they have beaten both Argentina and Poland in friendlies, with many of the star players currently plying their trade in Europe’s top leagues.

The third and final World Cup tip is a Group C straight forecast, with France 1st and Denmark 2nd available to back at 27/20.

The European pair look by far the strongest teams in their group, which also includes Australia and Peru, and with France and Denmark set to face each other in their final group game they could have already qualified before they meet.