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Guatemala and Costa Rica face at Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores, in a friendly match. This will be the 2nd of the year for Guatemala, after the previous one played against El Salvador. In the case of Costa Rica, this is his 2nd friendly of the year, after the previous friendly against the United States. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 14-09-2014 and ended with the score: Guatemala (1-2) Costa Rica. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its 2nd friendly of the year, after having faced El Salvador, in a match that ended with the score: El Salvador (3-1) Guatemala. 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 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 2 home matches Guatemala has a record of 2 wins.
The selection of Guatemala leaves for this party with a defeat, by 3-1, in the displacement to the land of El Salvador, totaling of this form the third desaire followed in friendly games: Héctor Moreira marked the unique goal of the equipment. Midfielder Jose Manuel Contreras, player of Antigua, makes the pass his best weapon, being a very competent player in the offensive process. On the other hand, striker Edi Danilo Guerra is the player who presents more quality in the most advanced area of the field. Everything indicates that coach Walter Claverí has all his players.
This is the 2nd friendly of the year of the visiting team, after the friendly against the United States, which ended with the final result: United States (2-0) Costa Rica. 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 3 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Costa Rica has 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. His defense has not been very solid, as he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 10 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Costa Rica enters this unmotivated match, after a snub, by 2-0, against the United States team, placing a final point to the two successive wins in the championship. Coach Gustavo Matosas chooses to act with a line of four defenders, three midfielders and three strikers. The most offensive reference in Costa Rica is José Guilhermo Ortiz, spearhead of Herediano. Thus, against a rival with less arguments, we believe that the Costa Rican team will adopt a more offensive strategy, with the aim of trying to take advantage of mistakes. The coach of Costa Rica can count on the usual players.
Guatemala vs Costa Rica head to head matches
14.09.14 COP Guatemala Costa Rica 1 : 2
23.01.13 COP Costa Rica Guatemala 1 : 1
02.06.12 FI Guatemala Costa Rica 1 : 0
26.05.12 FI Costa Rica Guatemala 3 : 2
16.01.11 FI Guatemala Costa Rica 0 : 2