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USA vs Colombia preview

Kick off: Sunday, 26 June @1:00 GMT

Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

USA vs Colombia 0-2 (2016 Copa America)
USA vs Colombia 1-2 (2014 Friendly International)
USA vs Colombia 0-0 (2010 Friendly International)
Colombia vs USA 1-0 (2007 Copa America)
USA vs Colombia 3-0 (2005 Friendly International)

USA vs Colombia Team News

The likes of Jermaine Jones, Bobby Wood and Alejandro Bedoya all return from suspension, meaning that Jurgen Klinsmann will have a full squad to choose from ahead of the third-place play-off. The German tactician is going to field the best possible side against Colombia. Experienced attacker Clint Dempsey is widely expected to lead the line for the Yanks against los Cafeteros. Jozy Altidore misses the tournament with injury.

Injured: Jozy Altidore (93/34)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Oscar Murillo is sidelined with injury, while Carlos Sanchez will have to serve his ban against USA after he was sent off in the 2-0 loss to Chile. Carlos Bacca is fit and he is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up. Farid Diaz is a major doubt and he faces the race against clock to be fit for the USA clash, but Jose Pekerman has no other selection worries ahead of the match.

Injured: Oscar Murillo (2/0)

Doubtful: Farid Diaz (6/0)

Suspended: Carlos Sanchez (67/0)

Quick Facts

  • Over 3.5 goals were scored in three of USA’s last four matches
  • USA did not have a single goal attempt in the 4-0 loss to Argentina
  • Under 2.5 goals were netted in last four meetings between USA and Colombia
  • Colombia had 16 goal attempts against Chile
  • James Rodriguez could earn his 38th cap for Colombia against USA

USA vs Colombia Prediction

USA experienced all sorts of problems in the 4-0 loss to Argentina. The Yanks were hammered by la Albiceleste in the Copa America semis and seeing that they have already suffered a loss to Colombia at the tournament, I am tempted to put my money on James Rodriguez and Co, who are eager to make amends for the 2-0 defeat to Chile.

Betting Tip: Colombia to win

Odds: 2.40 (7/5) @bet365

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