Colombia v Ivory Coast Odds : Live Stream plus free bets from Thursday night World Cup bonanza

Its a huge night of World Cup football with England v Uruguay at 8pm – first up is Colombia v Ivory Coast, with odds and free bets to pick up on the games tonight.

The two victorious sides from the first round of Group C meet as Colombia face the African side Ivory Coast.

Colombia eased past Greece 3-0, with James Rodriguez among the scorers for the group favourites.

The World Cup outsiders didn’t have it all their own way though and Greece really should have scored when two down, however Theofanis Gekas missed a glorious chance.

Ivory Coast recovered from a first half deficit to beat Japan and leave qualification very much in their hands.

Keisuke Honda smashed Japan ahead, however two goals in as many minutes early in the second half won the game for Ivory Coast.

Wilfried Bony and Gervinho both headed Serge Aurier crosses home to give Sabri Lamouchi’s side the perfect start.

Thursday’s game will be the first between the two in international history.

World Cup best: Colombia round of 16 (1990); Ivory Coast twice group stage (Most recent 2010)
2010 World Cup: Colombia DNQ; Ivory Coast group stage

Team news
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin missed Colombia’s opening match through suspension, however is likely to return to their midfield.

Abel Aguilar is the one set to miss out in favour of Guarin, who is one of the best central midfielders in the European game.

After scoring the vital second goal, Teofilo Gutierrez is set to continue up front, keeping Jackson Martinez, Adrian Ramos and Carlos Bacca on the bench.

Didier Drogba could be set for another place on the substitute bench, despite impressing in a 30 minute cameo.

Bony equalised for Ivory Coast in their victory and is favourite to continue to lead the line, with Salamon Kalou out wide.

Kolo Toure was left out in favour of the former Leicester City defender Sol Bamba and was partnered by Didier Zokora in defence.

Expect to see another excellent showing from Aurier, who set up both goals from the right back position.

Colombia (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero; Sanchez, Guarin; Cuadrado, Ibarbo, Rodriguez; Gutierrez
Ivory Coast (4-3-3): Barry; Aurier, Zokora, Bamba, Boka; Tiote, Serey Die, Y Toure; Gervinho, Bony, Kalou

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