Los Cafeteros are set to claim a semi-final berth at the expense of the Brazilians
James Rodriguez is delighted that his Colombia team are making history at the 2014 World Cup and the tournament’s leading scorer has Brazil in his sights.
Rodriguez has been an outstanding performer who scored two excellent goals against Uruguay to ensure that Los Cafeteros reached the quarter finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history.
“We’re very happy because we are making history,” Rodriguez said, collecting his third man-of-the-match award of the tournament against Uruguay. “As a younger man, I always wanted to be here. That was a great dream of mine and we hope that we can make it far.
“It is a dream and we are making history and we want to do even more because this is a team that wants to win a lot.”
He added: “There is no pressure. Obviously they have their good players, they play well but I believe they must also follow us closely. We have good players and we can be dangerous, so this is going to be a beautiful match. It will be something extraordinary for us to play.”
Colombia can be backed at a tasty 19/5 to claim victory with BetVictor online and it’s a massive priced based on their achievements to date. They have won four straight matches and the latest victory against Uruguay was far from easy despite the absence of Luis Suarez.
“Regarding Brazil, they are a hard team, they have great players and they also have their history” said Rodriguez. I believe that we have to come out onto the pitch to win as we have always done and to always attempt to win. I only want to help. I am at a good level, we’re also scoring goals and I am happy because of that.”
Brazil are the 17/20 favourites although they couldn’t beat Chile in ninety minutes and might struggle to get the job done against an even better South American team in the last eight.
Neymar has had an injury worry ahead of the match but should be passed fit. Even so, there is an over-reliance on the Barcelona star which gives the Colombians an advantage.
Colombia can’t be passed up at an incredible 19/5 to win the match, with Rodriguez having scored in every match of the World Cup so far and an alternative way to support Los Cafeteros is backing them to qualify at 2/1.
The over-rated Brazilians have looked too emotional at various stages of their World Cup adventure and the pressure will only intensify as they take to the pitch to face their most dangerous opponents to date.
Colombia to win @ 19/5 with BetVictor
Colombia to qualify @ 2/1 with BetVictor