Group C is still relatively open despite Colombia and Ivory Coast posting victories over Greece and Japan respectively. With some key matches taking place on Thursday things will become a lot clearer in terms of the outright group winner betting market, but here we give our thoughts on proceedings with the latest betting tips and live odds comparison to help you pick some winning bets.

Colombia looked very good in their 3-0 win over Greece on Saturday. Their rapid attacking play was far too hot for the Greeks to handle and despite their star striker Radamel Falcao missing the tournament through injury, in James Rodriguez they have a real talent. The South American’s are now priced at betting odds of just 4/9 with Ladbrokes and others to finish as group winners, but Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast might have something to say about that.

The West African side edged past a plucky and energetic Japan side 2-1, but we fancy there is more to come from them and the key match of this group takes place on Thursday when Ivory Coast take on Colombia in Brazil’s capital. The winner of that match will undoubtedly finish top of the group, and it is a hard one to call. We are tempted to avoid the need to call the outcome by backing Colombia and Ivory Coast in a dual forecast in the group betting at betting odds of 4/9.

At the other end we fancy Japan to beat Greece and backing the European side to finish rock bottom of Group C looks a fair price at odds of 4/7 with Sky Bet.

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