Match: United States – Colombia Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Saturday, 4 June, 2016
Start time: 02:30 UK
The start of the Copa America which takes place in the United States. In Group A, the United States hosts Colombia. Both teams can start the competition in the best way. The United States will play in front of their supporters at Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, California).
Winner of 6 of his last 7 meetings in all competitions, the United States arrive with full confidence in this Copa America. After beating Guatemala in qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in March (4-0), teammates Alejandro Bedoya chained 3 successes in a friendly against Puerto Rico (1-3), Ecuador (1- 0) and Bolivia last Sunday (4-0).
For its part, Colombia has regained the pace after a difficult start to AmSud qualifications. Indeed, James Rodriguez of the partners concluded the first part of the playoffs by 2 success against Bolivia (2-3) and Ecuador (3-1) and was reassured by dominating Haiti in the friendly week- last weekend (3-1).
The important striker Jozy Altidore (Toronto) is the only major absentee for the United States. The executives Dempsey (Seattle), Bradley (Toronto), Bedoya (Nantes) and Howard (Everton) are present.
The Colombia coach Jose Pekerman made strong choices by removing the former stars Falcao (Monaco, former Chelsea), Ramos (Dortmund), Muriel (Sampdoria) or Jackson Martinez (China). However, the playmaker of the Cafeteros and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, is on the list, as the Arsenal goalkeeper, Ospina, or Murillo Milan (Inter) and Bacca (AC Milan).
The United States are in a good momentum and should pose major problems to the Colombians. In the squad of guests, however, there are many good players, so both teams to score is a good option for this meeting.