Entertainment should be guaranteed when Colombia face Venezuela at the Copa America. William Hill's Lee Phelps is looking at the best odds for his free betting pick.
Colombia versus Venezuela could be one of the games of the Copa America, with both sides keen on attacking football. Colombia are arguably in the midst of their golden generation and Venezuela reached the last four of the 2013 tournament.
Colombia were most neutrals favourite team at the 2014 World Cup, with flair, 11 goals scored and the best of the tournament scored by James Rodriguez.
They have been in great form too winning their last seven matches in a row, since losing twice to Brazil – once at the World Cup and once in a friendly.
The squad features a fantastic attack including Real Madrid star James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, who is looking to find himself after a disappointing season in the Premier League with Manchester United.
Falcao is like a different animal when he pulls on that national shirt, he has scored five goals in five. Add to that fearsome duo, Carlos Bacca who scored 28 goals for Sevilla last season and who have a potent attack.
Oh and there is Juan Cuadrado, Carlos Sanchez, Edwin Valencia and Arsenal keeper David Ospina too.
Venezuela haven’t been able to capitalise on their semi-final appearance at the last Copa America and have slipped away a little in recent matches.
Of the nine friendlies they have played since the World Cup qualifiers they have lost six of them, conceding 23 goals in the process.
They have scored 11 too and that is where they go wrong. Their fast, slick passing game leaves them wide open and in truth they aren’t clinical enough to cover up the defensives frailties.
Zenit St Petersburg striker Salomon Rondon is the main threat to Colombia’s defence but isn’t the most consistent and I wonder if he will get the service he needs.
As fo my soccer pick I’m going for a Colombia win here with the talent on show and a win to nil too, I think their opponents will have it all on trying to keep the Colombians at bay, let alone trying to score themselves.
Free Soccer Pick: Colombia win to nil 2.2 (11/10) at William Hill.