Colombia versus Greece is the opening match of Group C (which also contains Japan and Ivory Coast) and in one of the most wide open groups in the tournament, three points for either side would put them in a great position to progress to the knockout stages. But will it be the organisation and determination of Greece or the flair and guile of Colombia that wins the day in Belo Horizonte? Read on as we bring the best betting tips along with the latest odds to help you pick your bets.

Colombia’s chances of success in Brazil this summer are heavily dependent on the fitness (or otherwise) of their star striker Radamel Falcao, the Monaco sharpshooter having sustained a nasty ligament injury earlier in the year. Whether he is confirmed in the final squad or not, this match might come a little too soon for him and that will give Greece a big boost such is Falcao’s ability.

Fernando Santos led his side to second behind Bosnia and Herzegovina in qualification and had to rely on a play-off victory over Romania to make it to the World Cup, but they have a decent chance of making it through this group… if they get the win here. The bookies can’t see that happening though, with Colombia priced as the odds-on favourites at best betting odds of just 3/4 with Bet365. Greece are priced at a chunky 9/2 with Betfred but our main betting tip here is for the draw at decent betting odds of 5/2 with Paddy Power in a game Greece will try to kill as a contest to get a point.

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