Costa Rica, fresh from CONCACAF Cup commitments, are sending a largely under-23 squad to Argentina and are 10/1 () to open their Group A campaign with a win. Heiner Mora is the team’s representation of experience with 13 caps while youngster Joel Campbell is the hope upfront. The latter is 11/2 (bet365) to score anytime.
Colombia, 4/11 with Betfred to win, should come away from this fixture with maximum points and they have an oppurtunity to put some goals on the board, which could benefit them at the end of the group stages should they snatch a draw with Argentina.
Falcao and Rodallega are the goal threats for Colombia and a good threat they are too. Boylesports have evens about a Falcao goal at any time to add to his massive tally for the 10/11 season while Rodallega can be backed at 6/5 with Paddy Power to net.
If goals are coming Colombia’s way then really they should be able to beat a weakend Costa Rica side by at least two goals, something Sportingbet price up at 11/10, while Colombia winning at half time folowed by a full time victory is 10/11 with Blue Square. Those worried by flaky defences can back Skybet’s even money about three goals or more in the game.