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Belgium vs Costa Rica Prediction & Betting tips
The World Cup is coming up in a few days. The participants contest their last test batches before leaving for Russia. On Monday, the friendly match between Belgium and Costa Rica rises. For both teams it is the last test before the World Cup. The game will be played at the Roi Baudoin Stadium in Brussels. For Costa Rica it starts on June 17 with the game against Serbia. The Central Americans are outsiders in Group E, but the Underdog already excelled at the last finals and won the Hammer Group ahead of Uruguay, Italy and England. The Belgians start their tournament in Russia with the game against Panama. Not only in the game against Costa Rica, the Europeans will go as a favorite in the race. The Belgians are traded as co-favorites for the title of this World Cup. Accordingly, the betting odds on a victory of the Belgians in the duel on Monday are also low. Nevertheless, we found a lucrative tip on Belgium shortly before the 2018 World Cup.
The World Cup year runs excellently for the Belgians. So far, they have won against Saudi Arabia and Egypt significantly. Since they did not concede a goal against Portugal, the Red Devils are still without a clean sheet this year. This may not change even against the offensively weak Costa Ricans. The qualification dominated the Belgians. In Group H, the Red Devils did not concede a single defeat. After ten games, they secured 28 points with an unimaginable goal difference of 43: 6. Similarly, the performance at the finals in Russia can be expected. After all, the Belgians have an excellent squad. Romelu Lukaku scored eleven goals in qualifying, making him the third-best scorer in qualifying on the European continent. Also in the match against Egypt scored the striker from Manchester United’s first goal. In general, most of the top players of the Red Devils are employed in England. In the last test matches Roberto Martinez sent his team in a 3-4-3 formation on the court. Only Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin De Bruyne played the full 90 minutes against Portugal and Egypt. The three top players will certainly also form the backbone of the team at the World Cup.
Also against Costa Rica, the Europeans will shine with a strong performance. In addition to the brilliant offensive defensive will be the decisive factor in the World Cup, because with Thibaut Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers in the world in the gate of the Belgians.
After the finals in Brazil Costa Rica qualified again for a World Cup. In the North and Central American qualifiers, the country, with around five million inhabitants, took second place behind Mexico. The star of the squad of coach Oscar Ramirez is the 31-year-old Keylor Navas. Real Madrid’s defender played nine qualifying games to concede only six goals. With this backing, Costa Rica earned a ticket to Russia 2018. Already in Brazil Navas was in the gate of the Central Americans and led them into the quarter-finals. In the Hammer Group D, Costa Rica was clearly the outsider alongside Uruguay, Italy and England. In the three group matches, the newly crowned Champions League winner conceded only a single goal. In the quarter-finals and quarter-finals, the keeper was a sure stop for his homeland. Equally important roles were taken by Bryan Ruiz and Marco Urena at the finals in Brazil. The two experienced players – Ruiz already played over 100 internationals – were also eminently important in qualifying for the finals in Russia.
In this World Cup Costa Rica has again received strong group opponents. Nevertheless, one can expect a strong performance from the Central Americans. Also in the test against England kept the underdog, but still conceded a 0-2 defeat.
Belgium vs Costa Rica head to head matches
26.05.02 FI Belgium Costa Rica 1 : 0