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Brazil v Costa Rica Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018

22nd June 2018 / lee
Brazil v Costa Rica- World Cup 2018

Brazil v Costa Rica World Cup 2018, 22nd June – 1.00 p.m

Brazil couldn’t quite get themselves up and running in their opening fixture as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland. They obviously have better to come and they will likely get a good chance to express themselves in this one. Costa Rica slipped to a 1-0 loss in their opener against Serbia and will likely be heading outafter this one as our Brazil v Costa Rica betting tips can only see a win for the South Americans.

Brazil v Costa Rica Betting Odds*

Brazil 1/5
Draw 6/1
Costa Rica 18/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 19th, 2018 at 7:54 p.m.)

Brazil v Costa Rica Betting Tips

It wasn’t the most memorable of performances from Brazil in their opener against Switzerland. It was a stunner from Philippe Coutinho which gave the Brazilians their goal in the 1-1 draw but it’s hard to see anything but a win for the South Americans coming here. Neymar was in action in that first game but he did way too much showboating instead of getting down to business and being a team player. He is the joint 13/5 first goalscorer favorite at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 7:54 p.m.) alongside Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus. There should be goals in this for Brazil who were on a four-match winning streak ahead of the tournament, scoring at least two goals in three of those four victories. Regardless of how many goals they end up putting on the board, they are likely to keep a clean sheet and Brazil to win to nil is a solid betting tip at 8/13 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 7:54 p.m.).

The goal against Switzerland is their only goal conceded in their last six games so they have been very tight at the back. The Selecao have taken a win in ten of their last twelve group stage games at the World Cup and they should bounce back here with some ease. In the bet365 correct score market, you have a Brazil 2-0 option as the shortest-priced option at 5/1 while if you want to push things further than you have the 3-0 option at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 7:54 p.m.). There has to be a big improvement over the lacklustre performance that they churned out in their opener. For our Brazil v Costa Rica betting tips we don’t see anything other than a win for the South Americans happening and it should be fairly routine against the low-quality opposition.

Costa Rica have lost four of their last five matches and are on a three-match losing streak currently. They are not going to pose a major threat as they have failed to score in three of their last five games. It’s hard to see them getting enough quality ball in this one to have any kind of impact. An obvious Both Teams Not To Score option is at 4/9 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 19th, 2018 at 7:54 p.m.) which may be something to throw into an acca. Costa Rica could only manage a 1-0 loss against Serbia in their opening game so they are already on the back foot and will be out of the running if they drop more points in this one. The quality is just not there from them and nor is the form from the Central Americans. This could well end up being a lopsided fixture.

Brazil v Costa Rica Head to Head

This will be the eleventh meeting between Brazil and Costa Rica and Brazil have won nine of those previous encounters, losing the other one. So they are well ahead and the last two meetings have both ended in a 1-0 wins for the Selecao. Their last competitive meeting was at the 2004 Copa America with Brazil running out easy winners and Brazil have won the two previous World Cup encounters between them as well. They have three clean sheets in their last five against Costa Rica.

Who will win – Brazil v Costa Rica Predictions

This should be routine enough for Brazil as they look to find their feet in the competition. They struggled for fluency against an organised Switzerland but will likely get a lot more space in this one and a Brazil 2-0 correct score looks a good option in our betting tips.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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