Brazil have seen their performances drop off in this tournament. Is it nerves? It could be. The hosts were very emotional throughout their last-16 victory over Chile, needing penalties to get past their neighbours. Colombia have won all their World Cup games, scoring a total of 11 goals. In fact, los Cafeteros have scored at least two goals in their last six World Cup games. The Tipster is offering new Paddy Power customers *ENHANCED ODDS of 12/1 (currently 7/2) on Colombia to beat Brazil.
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For many, Monaco midfielder James Rodríguez has been the player of the World Cup – so far. The 22-year-old Colombian has scored five goals, netting in four successive games in the process. Brazil will be desperately hoping that Rodríguez finally has a poor match at this major tournament. However, the Tipster doesn’t see it happening. The hosts are missing Luiz Gustavo, who plays a vital role sweeping in front of the Brazil defence. The Tipster fancies Rodríguez to score at 7/2.
It is difficult to see anything other than both sides scoring in this quarter-final clash. The Tipster has already touched on Colombia’s goal-scoring record at this tournament, whilst Brazil have failed to net in all but one of their outings (against a rugged Mexico side). The Tipster likes the look of both teams to score at Evens.
Neymar has been forced to shoulder the burden of carrying the host nation throughout the tournament so far. When the Barcelona man struggled against Chile, it was no surprise that Brazil struggled to come up with an alternative solution. However, the Tipster expects Neymar to be back on form for Friday night’s clash as he looks to add to his three World Cup goals. The Tipster is backing Neymar to score any time at evens.
Rodríguez scored twice in Colombia’s 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the round of 16. The Monaco midfielder has already netted five goals in this tournament, having also bagged a brace in an emphatic win over Japan. With Rodríguez’s goal-scoring feats in mind, the Tipster can’t quite believe that Paddy Power are offering 50/1 on the Colombia star to score two goals or more against Brazil.
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