Colombia vs Greece 06/14/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group C Pick and Preview
Greece vs Colombia
Saturday 14th June 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Colombia 8/11 Draw 21/10 Greece 7/2 See the Latest Odds
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The World Cup throws up some really interesting match ups and this one on Saturday promises to be one of those. Colombia are a supremely talented squad with Jackson Martinez, James Rodriuez and Freddy Guarin leading the way. Guarin will miss the game with Greece through suspension and will be missed by Colombia. What will be interesting about this match up is how Colombia deal with Greece's packed midfield and defence. Although missing their star man Ramadal Falcao this is still a very talented team. Will it be enough to break down a hard working Greece?
Greece will bring a hard working unit, tough to break down and will force Colombia to play down the wings pressing the ball as soon as the Colombians pass the half way line. Greece have been tough to beat especially in Europe although the Greeks have struggled to bring that to a World Cup as of yet. With Samaras working hard on the wing and Mitroglou up front if Greece do create chances they have players that can take them.
I cant help but think that the reason Colombia are not heavier favourites here is that the bookmakers are thinking that Colombia will fail to break down Greece. While I think the Greeks will make a real good game of this I just cant ignore the price on Colombia, 8/11 is too big and I had them down as 1/2 favourites. I'm taking the Colombians here to sneak out a win over the Greeks. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo