Match: Brazil vs Costa Rica
Competition: World Cup 2018 Group E
Time / Date: 15:00h / 22 June 2018
Venue: Saint-Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg.
The main contender before the start of the World Cup in Russia was Brazil and still so. But in the first match they obtained a draw with Switzerland and increased to the third match without a victory at World Cup finals, now here they will seek victory at any cost against Costa Rica.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Match Preview
Tite team achieved to score 41 goals in qualification for Russia. But in the previous match, they deserved only a draw against Switzerland, here instantly they need a victory before the match with Serbia. But their star Neymar is doubting whether he can start, in the previous match he was fouled 10 times, the only Alan Shearer (11) was fouled more to the World Cup finals back to 1998 in a match against Tunisia.
Los Ticos managed only to take three shots against Serbia and logically lost the match after a goal from a free-kick by Kolarov. Costa Rica finished second in CONCACAF with 4 wins 4 draws and 2 losses. They have made a huge surprise 4 years ago as they managed to get out of Death’s group, but this World Cup did not start very well for them, can they show the same form in the game here like four years ago?
Brazil vs Costa Rica Head-to-head (H2H)
Brazil recorded 9 wins in 10 games, losing only once against Costa Rica. At the World Cup have met twice as Brazil has won both matches.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Team News
Brazil News and Predicted Lineups
The main problem for Tite is Neymar missing, if he doesn’t get well soon we will see some changes at Brazil team.
Alisson, Danilo, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo, Paulinho, Casemiro, Renato Augusto, Willian, Coutinho, Jesus
Costa Rica News and Predicted lineups
Christian Bolanos is expecting to be the only change for Costa Rica after he made a good game as sub. but doesn’t seem to see more changes.
Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte, Gamboa, CAlvo, Borges, Guzman, Ruiz, Bolanos, Urena
Brazil vs Costa Rica Stats and Streaks
- Brazil have won their last 5 matches against Costa Rica in all competitions.
- Philippe Coutinho’s goal against Switzerland was his 11th for Brazil – five of those have come from outside the box.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Match Prediction
Brazil against one of their favourite opponents, Selecao lost only one match in the last 23 games, in 15 of these contests scored two or more goals. Costa Rica can not boast of such a form as having won only 2 of 11 matches, Brazil to win in both halves is the surest bet here, and I expect a lot of goals in this match (7 out of 10 h2h saw over 2.5 goals).