World Cup Group H Set for an Exciting Finish
While the names of the teams in World Cup Group H are not the biggest at the tournament, we look set for a great finish when they play their final games on Thursday. Poland have already been eliminated from the group, but the remaining three teams, Japan, Senegal and Colombia are separated by just one point. Only two of them can go through to the knockout round, and the key game is going to be Senegal vs Colombia. Japan take on Poland in the other game, and although Poland are already out, they could still cause Japan problems.
Colombia are the most exciting team in this group, and we saw their brilliance in a 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday. They were far too strong for their opposition, and showed their attacking abilities in that game. During their opener against Japan they had a player sent off in just the fourth minute of play, which ended any chance they had in that game, but right now we are seeing the real Colombia bounce back.
Their game against Senegal will be a tough test for them, but on that they can overcome. This Senegal team is very big and strong, and they will try and be physical against Colombia and their star players. However, the Colombians have an outstanding front line, and those players are going to prove too good and fast for the Senegal defence. I think Colombia are going to win their final game of the group stages, and I think with six points on the board, not only will they qualify but they will also win the group.
For Colombia to win the group, Poland have to take something from Japan in their clash on Thursday. We have not seen the best of Poland so far in this tournament and although they are out, they will want to end on a high for the sake of their fans. Japan are top of the group right now, but they were lucky in their opening game and showed defensive issues in their game against Senegal. Poland have nothing to play for and can play with attacking freedom against Japan, something that should setup a great game for the fans to watch.
Colombia to win World Cup Group H
The scenario for Colombia to win Group H is relatively simple. They have to win their game against Senegal, and then hope that Japan either lose or draw to Poland. Colombia look to have a great chance of beating Senegal and Japan have not shown enough to far to think they are a far better team than Poland. At a price of 2.90, Colombia look good value to win World Cup Group H after the final games are played on Thursday.
They look to be the best team in this group, and have attacking flair that Senegal will not be able to keep up with. After a tough opener, playing with 10 men for a long period, they can show their superiority and take the group despite that opening loss.