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

16th June 2018 / lee
Costa Rica v Serbia- World Cup 2018

Costa Rica v Serbia World Cup 2018, 17th June – 1.00 p.m

(Full time: 0:1 – goals: Kolarov 56′)

There will be games against Brazil and Switzerland to come for both of these after this one, so this game will represent a good chance for one of them to get a World Cup win under their belt. Of the two sides looking at our Costa Rica v Serbia betting tips, it is the Europeans who look stronger of the two and it will be important for them to get three points in the bag if they want to challenge Switzerland for a qualification spot.

Costa Rica v Serbia Betting Odds*

Serbia 10/11
Draw 23/10
Costa Rica 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 13th, 2018 at 4:27 p.m.)

Costa Rica v Serbia Betting Tips

Costa Rica surprised four years ago as they managed to qualify from their group, which England fans will remember was the group in which the Three Lions finish bottom. Moving on then. Costa Rica finished second in their qualification group behind Mexico and they did produce well against the USA along the way. However, they don’t appear to be much of a threat realistically in this one and they have lost four of their last six fixtures so they are not carrying any hot form with them at the moment. Most of their squad is made up from home-based players and from the MLS with their star player being real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas. He may be able to keep them in this for a while, but ultimately Costa Rica looks as if they will succumb to Serbia.

It is really hard to see goals flying around in this one and all five of Costa Rica’s World Cup matches at the 2014 edition finished under 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals at William Hill is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018, at 11:35 PM). A quick look at Costa Rica’s current form shows a bit of a worrying trend as they have suffered a defeat in six of their last eight games (W2). Costa Rica has also failed to score in five of their last eight games as well. Both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM) and that is one of our top options from our Costa Rica v Serbia betting tips.

Serbia won their World Cup qualification group and it was a tough one as well as they beat out Austria, Wales, and the Republic of Ireland to get the automatic qualification spot. They do have a great midfield and they are also running with a good balance of experience and youth. They are a dark horse threat in Group E to Switzerland primarily in the chase for a qualification spot. A good start here in this fixture is going to be hugely important for them and in the William Hill correct score market a Serbia 1-0 option is at 4/1 odds* (betting odds taken on June 13, 2018 at 11:35 PM). That is well worth considering in what is likely to be a low scoring fixture. The Serbians have won five of their last nine games (D1 L3) and four of the five wins in that sequence were all with a clean sheet. If you are backing Serbia to get the win on the board then backing them to do it with a clean sheet, considering that Costa Rica are misfiring in front of goal, that could be a valuable option and makes a strong betting tip for this game.

Costa Rica v Serbia Head to Head

This will be the first game between Costa Rica and Serbia.

Who will win – Costa Rica v Serbia Predictions

This is a good chance at landing a positive for Serbia here who do look the better of the two sides. Costa Rica made it out of the group stage four years ago, but they look highly unlikely to pull off a repeat of that. We are backing in our Costa Rica v Serbia betting tips, Serbia to win by a one-goal margin.

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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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