Fantasy World Cup: Group H Preview
Fantasy World Cup: Group H Preview

This article is part of our Fantasy World Cup series.

MATCHES (EDT)

Tuesday, June 19 - 8:00 a.m: Colombia v. Japan
Tuesday, June 19 - 11:00 a.m: Poland v. Senegal
Sunday, June 24 - 11:00 a.m: Japan v. Senegal
Sunday, June 24 - 2:00 p.m: Poland v. Colombia
Thursday, June 28 - 10:00 a.m: Senegal v. Colombia
Thursday, June 28 - 10:00 a.m: Japan v. Poland


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Group A    Group B    Group C    Group D    Group E    Group F    Group G


GROUP PREVIEW

The last alphabetical group figures to be the most competitive, with Colombia the favorite to top the four teams, though they do so with the lowest odds among all teams in the World Cup expected to advance as group winners. And while nearly every match in this group is expected to be fairly close, none of the four sides have strong consideration to actually win the tournament, as their cumulative 5.2 percent chance to win is the lowest of any group, including Group A's 6.0 percent chance despite including Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Six tight matches means we could be in for lots of fantasy points, as we could be somewhat comfortable rostering at least one player from each team in each game. As noted, Colombia are the favorites, and much of that is because of the play of 2014 Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez, who scored six goals in just five games as Colombia were eliminated in the quarter-final. Coming

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is a seven-time FSWA finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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