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Brazil vs Costa Rica Prediction & Betting tips
What used to be the case in youth football, apparently also applies to a football World Cup. If you are technically inferior to a team, you have to fight it. It was similar in the opening game of Brazil against Switzerland. The technically superior South Americans got to feel a Swiss body part again and again. Above all, Neymar found himself lying on the floor more than lying on the grass again. This caused great displeasure at the Selecao, who complained about the playing style of the Nati very much. In the end, only a 1: 1 for Brazil jumped out, now wants to retract the first three points against Costa Rica – and must. If you are looking for bets in the game of Brazil against Costa Rica, which are also financially worthwhile, but should rather ignore a simple tip on Neymar and Co.
Even the top favorite on the world title Brazil could not win his opening match like Germany, Spain or Argentina. Against Selecao conceded after five internationals once again a goal, which was then enough for the Nati could achieve a 1-1 against the South Americans. Brazil made headlines after the game, when Superstar Neymar complained about the hard pace and the Brazilian side turned to FIFA for the equalizer of the Swiss, who were previously allegedly fouled. In fact, Switzerland committed 19 fouls, of which ten were played against Neymar alone. The record for the fouls for a single player is eleven – that’s how many times England’s Alan Shearer was fouled at the 1998 World Cup.
Already during the game Neymar became increasingly annoyed and complained more and more, the Brazilian from the Swiss point of view immediately goes down with every contact. At any rate, the game against the Confederates at Neymar did not pass without a trace. The training on Tuesday had to cancel the most expensive player in the world after only 15 minutes. However, it should have been a precautionary measure. In the opening match, Brazil developed a 20% chance plus and would have deserved a victory. In the short seven-minute stoppage alone, the Selecao had three high-caliber. In the game of Brazil against Costa Rica a tip on the South Americans is not so interesting due to the low odds.
In the 2014 World Cup Costa Rica remained unbeaten in a group with Uruguay, England and Italy and failed only in the quarterfinals at the Netherlands. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia there was a kick-off against Serbia right at the start. In the end it was a direct free-kick that earned the Ticos a 1-0 defeat. Overall, Costa Rica did not perform well and lost to England and Belgium after the lost pre-World Cup tests in a third successive international match. In fact, Costa Rica lost seven of his last nine internationals!
Only two of the last eleven games have made the Ticos victorious. If Costa Rica lose against Brazil, then the Central Americans can already say goodbye to the outcome of the later match between Serbia and Switzerland already out of the tournament. Costa Rica and Brazil have already met twice at a World Cup, twice more at the Copa America. With – from old to new – 1: 0, 5: 0, 5: 2 and 4: 1 in favor of the five-time world champion, the results were usually very clear. Also in the upcoming game between Brazil and Costa Rica according to the betting odds the Ticos are considered clear outsiders.
Brazil vs Costa Rica head to head matches
05.09.15 FI Costa Rica Brazil 0 : 1
24.10.11 PAG Brazil Costa Rica 1 : 3
08.10.11 FI Costa Rica Brazil 0 : 1
11.07.04 COP Brazil Costa Rica 4 : 1
13.06.02 WC Costa Rica Brazil 2 : 5