Brazil will take on Colombia in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals match 2 at Estadio do Maracana on Friday night. The hosts will try to beat their fellow South American counterparts as they continue their bid to win the cup for the sixth time.
The hosts started the tournament with a 3-1 win against Croatia in the opening match before a goaless draw with Mexico in their second game. They showed some spark in the final match of the group stage with a 4-1 win against Cameroon but their outing against Chile in the round of 16 was far from convincing. They managed to book a place in the quarterfinals after beating Chile on a penalty shootout after the match ended with a goal.
On the other hand, there was not much expectation on Colombia ahead of the tournament but they have shown to the world with their performance that they are a team to beat this World Cup. They have conceded neither a loss nor a draw so far, beating Greece 3-0 in the opening game before defeating Ivory Coast 2-1 and Japan 4-1 in the group stage. They convincingly beat Uruguay 2-0 in the round of 16 with James Rodriguez scoring two goals.
Brazil have 15 win and 8 draws record against Colombia, who won only twice in their 25 encounters so far, but the match on Friday will be different all together, with Jose Pekerman's men looking dangerous in all departments.
The match between Brazil and Colombia will be full of life with both the teams comprising of young and energetic players. It will be difficult to predict the outcome of the match but Colombia seems to have the upper hand in the quarterfinals encounter despite the hosts' good record against them in the past.
However, Brazil are favorite to win on Friday according to bookmakers. Their odds at betting platforms like Paddypower, Betfred, Betfair, bet365 and Winner is 5/6. On the other hand, odds for Colombia is 7/2 at Paddypower, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Winner and Sky bet.
Here is what several betting platforms have to say on quarterfinals match 2 between Brazil and Colombia according to Betting Dictionary:
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Brazil vs Colombia match will be telecast live in India on Sony Six & Sony Six HD at 01:30am IST Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, Friday). You can also check out complete TV quide of the ongoing World Cup HERE.