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Colombia vs Iraq Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 16/06/2023

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Colombia vs Iraq Free Betting Tips and Predictions

The international friendly Colombia – Iraq sees the two teams travel to Valencia in Spain for a meeting that the South Americans will fancy winning. Below we have tried to give you our best free betting tips.

Over 1.5 Colombia Goals

Our first Colombia vs Iraq prediction backs the Colombians to score at least 2 goals. They have done so in 5 of their last 6 matches. At the same time, Iraq conceded 2 goals in each of the last 2 games they played. Colombia’s attacking power is formidable and we expect them to hurt an Iraq defensive line that will be without 2 of their most experienced players.

Colombia Clean Sheet

Our second Colombia vs Iraq prediction again backs the Colombians. We think they will be able to keep a clean sheet in this match. Colombia kept 5 clean sheets in their last 9 games. At the same time, Iraq failed to score in all of their last 8 games against teams in the top 30 of the world rankings, Colombia are currently 17th.

Over 2.5 Goals

Our final Colombia vs Iraq prediction is that there will be at least 3 total goals in the game. This has been the case in 4 of Colombia’s last 6 matches. Also, Iraq saw 3 of their last 4 games go over 2.5 goals.

Colombia vs Iraq Lineups and Other News

Colombia

Colombia come into this match on an impressive 9-game unbeaten run (W7 D2). Back in March in 2 high-profile friendlies in Asia the Colombians first drew 2-2 vs South Korea and then edged Japan 2-1. With the domestic seasons in most of Europe finishing now and the game being played in Spain the majority of the Colombian stars have short journeys to make and are willingly available to perform for the national team.

The most notable absentees from the current squad are veteran goalkeeper Ospina (137 caps), veteran striker Falcao (104 caps) and the free agent James Rodrigues (91 caps). Despite that, there is an abundance of talent in the group selected and all of Colombia’s star players from the top 5 leagues in Europe have been selected.

Iraq

Iraq’s last game back in March was a friendly vs Russia which the Iraqis lost 0-2. Back in January, Iraq triumphed in the Gulf Cup though with a run of 4 wins and a draw against their neighbours seeing them lift this minor trophy. In the final Iraq beat Oman 3-2 after extra times.

Iraq’s squad is very modest and the majority of the players play their club football domestically. There are only 7 players in the current squad playing in Europe, with 5 of those playing for modest Swedish teams. Iraq also travel for this match without 2 of their best centre-backs – Adnan (86 caps) is out injured, while Ismail (70 caps) is on personal leave as he expects a child. Key midfielders Abdul-Amir (84 caps) and Yason (63 caps) are also missing the game due to injuries.

Colombia vs Iraq Odds, H2H and Stats

Everything you need to know about the game:

Last Five - Colombia

15/07/24

Copa America Copa

ar

Argentina

co

Colombia

1

0

L

11/07/24

Copa America Copa

uy

Uruguay

co

Colombia

0

1

W

06/07/24

Copa America Copa

pa

Panama

co

Colombia

0

5

W

03/07/24

Copa America Copa

br

Brazil

co

Colombia

1

1

D

28/06/24

Copa America Copa

cr

Costa Rica

co

Colombia

0

3

W

Last Five - Iraq

11/06/24

Asia - World Cup Qualifying AWC

vn

Vietnam

iq

Iraq

1

3

W

06/06/24

Asia - World Cup Qualifying AWC

Indonesia

Indonesia

iq

Iraq

0

2

W

26/03/24

Asia - World Cup Qualifying AWC

ph

Philippines

iq

Iraq

0

5

W

21/03/24

Asia - World Cup Qualifying AWC

ph

Philippines

iq

Iraq

0

1

W

29/01/24

AFC Asian Cup AFC

Jordan

Jordan

iq

Iraq

3

2

L

Frequently Asked Questions about Colombia vs Iraq

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What is the kick-off time of the match? The match will commence at 20:00 GMT.
What was the result the last time the sides met? This will be the first-ever meeting between the teams.
How many goals centre-back Yeri Mina has for Colombia? Colombia’s defender Mina has scored 7 goals in just 39 caps.


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