10 Vital Statistics: Colombia v Ivory Coast

Joe Short has all the latest stats ahead of Colombia's crucial clash with Ivory Coast.

10. Colombia and Ivory Coast have not met in international or friendly competition. However, the Colombians boast a W3 D3 L1 record over African sides since the 2010 World Cup and are 2.10 to win again.

9. Colombia beat Greece 3-0 in their opening World Cup clash, their greatest winning margin at a finals from 14 games played. They are 18.00 to repeat that scoreline.

8. James Rodriguez scored Colombia’s third against Greece, adding to the nine goals he bagged for AS Monaco last season. The £38.5m Rodriguez is 7.50 to score first.

7. Ivory Coast came back to beat Japan 2-1 in Recife, a game where they recorded 28 shots. Les Elephants are 12.50 to win 2-1.

6. That comeback was their second in seven games at World Cup finals – the first a 3-2 victory against Serbia and Montenegro in 2006 – and a Colombia/Ivory Coast price on the HT/FT stands at 35.00.

5. Colombia have not lost in eight games (W4 D4) and are priced at 1.28 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

4. Ivory Coast, meanwhile, are on a two-game winning run – their best form since June 2013. They are 6.00 to win both halves.

3. Ivory Coast scored twice within four minutes of Didier Drogba’s substitute entrance against Japan on Sunday. Drogba has 63 goals from 102 caps (a goal every 0.6 games) and is 3.60 to net in Brasilia.

2. Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony scored his ninth goal for his country against Japan, adding to his 25 club goals last season. The Ivorian is 61.00 to first with a 2-0 scorecast on Thursday.

1. Pablo Armero failed to score in 23 appearances for Napoli and West Ham last season, yet netted Colombia’s opener against Greece after just five minutes on Saturday. The defender is 13.00 to score.

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