Our match prediction:
Colombia will host the 4th round of the CONMEBOL Word Cup 2018 qualification round against Argentina. Colombia is placed 4th on the table with 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 loss. Argentina on the other hand is having a lot of trouble this qualification cycle with 2 points out of 3 games. The Argentinian team is still waiting for it's first victory and will have to travel towards Colombia for the difficult away game. Colombia showed against Chile it's ability to play under a high amount of pressure meanwhile Argentina was unable to win the Superclasico against Brazil. Colombia will play against Argentina without the injured Jackson Martinez. We predict both teams to be very equal to each other, both teams suffer from different injuries. The home advantage gives Colombia a slightly better perspective but the Argentina offense is still of world class.
Highligted Player (James Rodriguez):
James Rodriguez is an attacking midfielder who plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Colombian superstar played for the likes of Envigado and Banfield at the start of his career and he moved to Europe in 2010, joining Portuguese side Porto for a fee of €5.1 million. James scored 25 goals in 63 league appearances with the Dragons and in 2013 he joined Monaco. His transfer to the Ligue 1 side was the second most expensive in the history of Portuguese Primeira Liga (€45 million) and he signed a five-year contract with les Rouges et Blancs. The Colombian ace impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and, as a result, Real Madrid chiefs signed him on 22 July, 2014 for an undisclosed fee. However, reports in Spain suggested that the fee was approximately €80 million. Rodriguez scored 13 goals in 29 league appearances for Real Madrid in the 2014/2015 Primera Division campaign and he was in Gareth Bale’s shadow in the 2015/2016 season. James is well known for his technical skills, his vision and the ability to create goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates.