Switzerland v Costa Rica Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 201826th June 2018 / lee
Switzerland v Costa Rica World Cup 2018, 27th June – 7.00 p.m
Switzerland produced some late drama to collect three points against Serbia last time out and that leaves them in a position of pushing on towards the knockout phase of the competition. Switzerland will get to the round of 16 as long as Serbia lose against Brazil in their game. So they draw may be good enough for the Swiss against a Costa Rica side who have failed to pick up a point so far. Our Switzerland v Costa Rica betting tips see the Europeans avoiding defeat, but not too confident about the win.
Switzerland v Costa Rica Betting Odds*
Costa Rica 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.)
Switzerland v Costa Rica Betting Tips
The Swiss still are in a strong position to make it through to the next round of the 2018 World Cup and that is after they pulled out a dramatic win over Serbia in their second group stage match. Switzerland opened with a 1-1 draw against Brazil which felt like a bonus point for them at the time. But then against Serbia, they found themselves trailing 1-0 at halftime and not looking as if they were going to create much. But they pulled back an equaliser shortly after the break and then Xherdan Shaqiri struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner for Switzerland, finishing a great solo break. So now all that Switzerland has to do is at least match what Serbia come up with in their game against Brazil to get through.
Switzerland are W3 D3 in their last six games so their current form is steady. They are not a particularly strong scoring side but they are now on a five-match scoring streak of form. The second half of their game against Serbia was the best that they have played at this tournament but that could well have been inspired by desperation at having been behind. They don’t look too likely to lose this game and it is probably going to be a low scoring affair. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.). The thing about Switzerland’s situation is that Serbia are big underdogs against Brazil, so that gives the Swiss something of an extra cushion. If Switzerland win by a big enough margin (assuming Brazil win too) then there is a chance they could take the top spot in goal difference.
Costa Rica are sat bottom of Group E without a point on the board so far for their troubles. They opened with a 1-0 defeat against Serbia which was a fair result on the balance of play, particularly in the second half. Then they almost looked as if they were going to get a fantastic point by holding Brazil to a 0-0 draw in their second group stage game. However, they conceded two goals in stoppage time to lose 2-0 which was a bit harsh on them after sticking it out for 90 minutes. Costa Rica are on a four-match losing streak at the moment and have lost five of their last six played (W1) so they are far from being a strong contender for this match. They have scored only the one goal in their last four games as well so Switzerland to win to nil at bet365 is at 6/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.). Four years ago Costa Rica were one of the surprise packages of the tournament, reaching the quarter finals. They have fallen a long way flat of that.
Switzerland v Costa Rica Head to Head
There has been just the two previous meetings between Switzerland and Costa Rica and things are even with one win each from those. They were both international friendly matches.
Who will win – Switzerland v Costa Rica Predictions
The draw in the match outright appeals for our Switzerland v Costa Rica betting tips. Sweden are not a massive force going forward and may struggle to impress really against a Costa Rica side who are playing for nothing. Costa Rica almost held out against Brazil, and we are backing them to get it done against Switzerland. Draw.
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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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