Senegal vs Colombia Preview

Senegal vs Colombia

Competition – FIFA World Cup

Stadium – Samara Arena

Date: 28th June 2018

Kick-off time – 15:00 GMT

Senegal are the only remaining African team after Nigeria were eliminated so they carry the hopes of millions of Africans after a desperately poor showing from the continent’s representatives.

The Senegalese started the competition on a bright note after beating Poland 2-1; they should have sealed qualification to the next round in their next game against Japan as they went ahead twice, however, each time they allowed the Asians to equalize.

They now face a task of avoiding a defeat in this game to pull through.

Sadio Mane and his team mates have enough strength to pull through, but like we saw in the game between Nigeria and Argentina, it’s not over until it’s over.

Colombia were one the most exciting teams to watch at the last World Cup – the South Americans were led by James Rodriguez who won the Golden Boot.

They started this competition poorly by losing 2-1 to Japan after going a man down early on.

They recovered well to beat Poland 3-0 in their next game and they need to win this game to stand a chance of progressing.

The Colombians can now call on a fully recovered James Rodriguez to play here and after opening his account in their last game while Radamel Falcao should be ready to lead from the front also.

Bookmakers favour Colombia in this match-up as they are currently trading slight odds-on favourites.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions


D Japan 2-2 Senegal 24 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Poland 1-2 Senegal 19 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Senegal 2-0 South Korea 11 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
L Croatia 2-1 Senegal 8 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D Luxembourg 0-0 Senegal 31 May, 2018 International Friendly


W Poland 0-3 Colombia 24 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
L Colombia 1-2 Japan 19 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
D Egypt 0-0 Colombia 1 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D Colombia 0-0 Australia 27 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
W France 2-3 Colombia 23 Mar, 2018 International Friendly