It’s the second round of the Copa America and in Group B, Colombia are taking on Qatar. The match is taking place at the Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo in Sao Paulo on Wednesday evening. After beating mighty Argentina in the first round, Colombia are big favorites in this game. But, Qatar were big underdogs against Paraguay, but they managed to get a 2:2 draw. What will happen in this game? Find out in our Colombia vs Qatar prediction & betting tips!
We’ll start this Colombia vs Qatar prediction by mentioning the game from the first round, in which Colombia beat Argentina. They were really great in that game, in all parts of the pitch. Stopping a team with Messi and Aguero from scoring is a true achievement. And Colombia defenders managed to do it.
They also had their fair share of chances, two of which were converted to goals. Thanks to the impressive performances in that game, they’re now thought to be the second-biggest favorites for winning the trophy. Obviously, the hosts, Brazil are the biggest contenders.
But, they’re still far away from the knockouts, nonetheless the title. They need to pass one obstacle at a time, which is why there’s no room for relaxing in the clash with Qatar. Colombia need to win this game as well in order to secure the top spot in the group.
They definitely have the manpower to do that, but only if they stay focused. And they will, I’m pretty sure of that. This squad is made of experienced players who know how to play on big tournaments. Their players are also very hungry for success, looking to win as many games as possible. For these reasons, you can be sure they’re going to be very motivated to destroy Qatar.
Only two teams not located in South America are taking a part in this tournament. Qatar is one; the other one is Japan. Unlike Japan who got hammered by Chile in the first round, Qatar did fairly well against Paraguay. They got themselves a point after playing 2:2.
That game started poorly for them as it was 2:0 for Paraguay at the half time break. But, then in the second half, they managed to score twice and get a draw. Although Paraguay isn’t among the elite teams in this part of the world, playing 2:2 with them is certainly a big success for Qatar.
The reason is that their players are just not that good. All of them play in the Qatar domestic league, which is a fact that shows they’re among the worst teams in this tournament. But, they like playing attacking football. Sometimes, it pays off, as it were the case in the Paraguay duel. Sometimes, it doesn’t. And our Colombia vs Qatar betting tip is that it won’t pay off for them. They’re probably going to get demolished.
Ospina – Mina, Sanchez, Medina, Tesillo – Barrios, Cuadrado, Lerma – Rodriguez, Martinez, Zapata
Al Sheeb – Al Rawi, Salman, Correia, Hassan – Madibo, Khoukhi, Al Haydos, Afif – Hatim, Almoez
Colombia vs Qatar Prediction
Qatar did put on a decent performance in the first round, but I think it’s going to be forgotten after this game. Colombia has the power to destroy them and I think they will have no mercy. A big win is expected here, with many goals in both halves!
Colombia vs Qatar Betting Tips
- Colombia @1.35 (Unibet)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.91 (1XBET)
- HT-FT Colombia-Colombia @2.00 (bwin)
- Colombia -2.5 (AH) @4.00 (Unibet)