Colombia vs. Japan Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Colombia has earned its spot in the knockout stage of the World Cup, but can it make a clean sweep in group play when it faces Japan today at 4PM ET?
This is a match out of Group C. Colombia is 2-0-0 in its two matches while Japan is 0-1-1. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Colombia is the favorite to win this match, as it has odds of -110 to prevail, while Japan has been given a money line of +275. The odds of a draw have been set at +280, while the over/under total has been set at 2.5 goals.
Colombia is now 5-8-2 in 15 World Cup matches after beating Greece 3-0 and the Ivory Coast 2-1. Colombia is coming off the 2-1 win over Ivory Coast. In the win, Colombia was actually outshot 15-11 and out possessed by a 55% to 45% margin. Colombia did hold a 20-13 edge in tackles in the win. James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero each scored for Colombia in the win.
Japan is now 4-8-4 all-time in 16 World Cup matches following a 2-1 loss to the Ivory Coast and a scoreless draw with Greece. In the scoreless draw with Greece, Japan actually dominated the match, controlling the ball for 68% of the game. Japan also had a 16-9 shot advantage and an 11-5 edge in shots on goal. Keisuke Honda and Yoshito Okubo led Japan in the match, each tallying four shots.