Brazil v Costa Rica Betting Tips & Predictions | World Cup Match Previews.
22nd June 2018 – 13:00, Saint-Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg.
Match Preview & Team News
Brazil will be looking to get their campaign back on track on Saturday afternoon when they are to play group underdogs Costa Rica. The five-time champions failed to win their World Cup opener for the first time since 1978, a streak that saw nine subsequent victories in their inaugural fixtures at the competition.
However, it came to an end on Saturday evening when Selecao could not hold on to the early cushion provided by a beautifully-taken curved shot from range from Barcelona’s superstar Philippe Coutinho. Overall, Brail seemed to have lacked the will to go stringer in the final third after the opener and such approach was punished five minutes into the second half when Steven Zuber headed the ball home just yards from goal after a magnificent corner-kick from Stoke City’s Xerdan Shaqiri.
Tite’s troops had did not get the spark needed to regain the lead all up until the very closing stages of the affair when substitute Roberto Firmino was denied by Yan Sommer, while Miranda’s strike from outside the box went just wide.
Such result is certainly something Costa Rican players did not hope for as the Brazilians will only be more motivated to fix the poor impression and get their title aspirations up and running after a sloppy start. Los Ticos did not impress themselves, failing to do much against a determined Serbia side earlier on the day. The narrow 1-0 loss was their fourth in last five games overall and they have nothing to hope for ahead of the clash with one of the main contenders here in Saint Petersburg.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Brazil are massive favourites and we expect them to conform the tag and pick up a comprehensive victory over the underdogs. You can have Selecao to win by two or more goals at the odds of 13/20.
Goals Market Prediction
Brazil are generally very tough to break down under Tite and we can hardly see Los Ticos on the scoresheet here. The alternative bet is Brazil to win to nil at 8/13.
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Brazil v Costa Rica predictions:
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