USA vs Colombia PREVIEW & PREDICTION 12/10/2018

The United States and Colombia meet at Raymond James Stadium, in a friendly match. This will be the 8th of the year for the United States, after the previous disputes against Mexico, Brazil, France, the Republic of Ireland, Bolivia, Paraguay and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In the case of Colombia, this is their 6th friendly of the year, after having already faced Argentina, Venezuela, Egypt, Australia and France. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 06-26-2016, ended with the victory of Colombia for ( 0-1). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.

United States:

This is the 8th friendly match of the year for the home team, after previous friendlies in which they recorded the following results: United States (1-0) Mexico, United States (0-2) Brazil, France (1-1) States United, Republic of Ireland (2-1) United States, United States (3-0) Bolivia, United States (1-0) Paraguay and the United States (0-0) Bosnia-Herzegovina. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 home matches for the United States, the United States has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 19 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 11 of their 31 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).

The United States team enters this game motivated, after a 1-0 victory, returning to the triumphs after three consecutive games without beating: Adams scored the only goal of the team and the game. We remember that the Americans did not make a presence in the last World Cup played in Russia. Striker Timothy Weah, player of Paris Saint-Germain, makes speed his best weapon, being this player very competent in the defense-attack transition. Midfielder Weston McKennie is the player with the highest quality in the midfield. Apparently, coach Dave Sarachan has all his players.


This is the visitor’s 6th friendly match of the year, after previous friendlies in which they registered the following results: Colombia (0-0) Argentina, Venezuela (1-2) Colombia, Egypt (0-0) Colombia, Colombia (0-0) -0) Australia and France (2-3) Colombia. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 games played away for all competitions, Colombia won 6, drew 3 and lost 1.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.

Colombia enters this match after a 0-0 draw at the reception in Argentina. It is important to note that the Colombians had beaten Venezuela in the previous match. Attending to their qualities, the visiting team chooses to act with a line of four defenses, four means and two forwards. The most offensive references in Colombia are Carlos Bacca and Falcao, both being very competent at the time of finalizing. So, compared to a rival with less competition, it is clear that the Colombian team adopts a more offensive strategy, with the aim of trying to take advantage of the errors of the rival defense. Coach Arturo Reyes can count on the usual players.

PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.62