FIFA World Cup 2022
Spain vs Costa Rica
Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar
In the upcoming scheduled fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2022, we have Spain taking on Costa Rica at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. With Costa Rica, Spain, and Germany in the same group, we might have some upsets coming our way. According to the FIFA standings, Spain stands 7th, whereas Costa Rica stands 31st. Though Costa Rica isn’t the favorites to win and qualify in the Round of 16, they are likely to produce a few magical moments in the game. Costa Rica has gained significant progress this season, which is why Spain won’t be taking them lightly. The last time these two sides played in 2-17, Spain won 5-0.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Spain - Coming off a Comprehensive Win Over Jordan (WWLWW)
Going in the contest, Spain will be the hot favorite to win and precede as the group favorites. Since the Johannesburg final, the 2010 World Cup winners have lost all of their elimination games. However, Luis Enrique’s youthful lineup enters the match with confidence after making it to the semifinals of the Nations League and the European Championships during the previous 18 months.In the win against Jordan (1-3), Ansu Fati, Gavi, and Nico Williams scored goals. Moreover, Spain is likely to continue with the same 4-3-3 formation, with Asensio leading the attack. Spain has also won the previous 2 encounters against Costa Rica, which is quite an encouraging stat before the start of the fixture.
Expected Opening Lineup for Spain
Simon; Carvajal, Laporte, P Torres, Alba; Pedri, Busquets, Gavi; F Torres, Morata, Williams.
Costa Rica - Has Stayed Unbeaten in the Last 4 Games (WDWWL)
Going in the high-pressure game against Spain, Costa Rica will be taking confidence from its unbeaten streak in the last 4 games. Costa Rica managed to wipe out Nigeria (2-0), in which Oscar Duarte and Kendall Waston scored goals. Progressing with a 4-2-3-1 formation, Costa Rica will depend on the likes of Ruiz, Campbell, and Hernandez. Costa Rica has risen 14 spots in the FIFA World Rankings since 2022, more than any other country competing in this year’s finals. They are still 24 rungs behind Spain, who is in the sixth position.
Expected Opening Lineup for Costa Rica
Navas; Martinez, Calvo, Duarte, Oviedo; Tejeda, Bennette, Torres; Borges, Contreras, Campbell.
Expert Betting Tips
Taking a glimpse of the two sides, Spain seems to be the comfortable favorite for winning and scoring a 2-0 win. However, Costa Rica is also capable of orchestrating an upset, which is likely to be under par. The game total is expected to be under 2.5 goals, and only Spain to score.
- Total Under 2.5 for 2.20
- Correct Score 2-0 for 5.00
- Alvaro Morato to Score At Any Time - Yes for 2.03