The friendly match between the USA and Costa Rica will take place at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. Get an overview of the teams’ form and what to bet on. We’ve got a few options to bet on at once!
USA national team
The USA is approaching the upcoming friendly in high spirits as they won the CONCACAF League of Nations the day before. They beat Honduras in the semi-finals, scoring the only and winning goal in the 89th minute, and defeated Mexico in the final. The match was a fiery one as the teams played 2-2 in regulation time, and in the extra time, Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic converted a penalty shoot-out to lift his side to victory (3-2)!
Costa Rica national team
The Costa Rican national team failed to perform well in the CONCACAF Nations League. In the semifinals, they lost to Mexico on penalties (0-1), but could not even take third place. The Costa Ricans lost to Honduras, also on penalties. The main time of the match ended 2-2, but in the penalty shoot-out, fortune was on the side of the Hondurans.
Expert Betting Tips
The bookmakers see the USA as the favourite and we agree with them. The teams’ performance in the recent CONCACAF Nations League showed the difference in their class. Also, the Americans have a far more powerful squad. Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Zackary Steffen all play for top European clubs. Many of the lads have played in the MLS, where the quality of football has rapidly improved in recent years. Costa Rica can’t boast the same. And three of the last four head-to-head encounters have been with the USA, so it is logical to expect it again in this match. We predict that the USA will win with a handicap (-1).
- USA to win with a handicap (-1) for 2.14;
- USA Individual Total Over (1.5) for 1.92;
- 2-0 correct score for 6.55.