The World Cup would not be the same without Brazil and following their 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany four years ago, many onlookers feared for the future of the Brazilian national team.
However, they qualified for this tournament with ease and have been drawn in Group E along with Switzerland, Serbia and Costa Rica, the latter of which Brazil play in their second match of the tournament.
Costa Rica enjoyed a tremendous 2014 World Cup and will be looking for more of the same in Russia. This will be their toughest tests in a group they will be believe they can qualify from and to take even a point against Brazil would be a massive achievement. So what are Brazil vs Costa Rica betting tips?
First round for Brazil and Costa Rica
Brazil started this tournament off kind of disappointingly. A tie against Switzerland cannot be considered success. With star players like Neymar, Coutinho and Firmino, they should be able to star the tournament better. But you cannot really see the team in Brazilian squad. It is as each player plays for himself. All the attack was made almost by accident. Especially Neymar is shockingly annoying in the way he plays.
On the other hand Costa Rica lost to Serbia 1-0. It was one of the most boring matches so far. Neither team could come up with something that would give them the advantage but we would say that Serbia was actually better and deserved to win. The strongest element in the Costa Rican puzzle is Keylor Navas, which was brilliant against Milinkovic-Savic and rest of the Serbian squad. All of these information should have impact on your Brazil vs Costa Rica betting tips.
1. Brazil vs Costa Rica Odds
|Statistics for last 10 matches ||Brazil / Costa Rica |
|Number of wins: ||6 / 3 |
|Number of draws: ||4 / 0 |
|Average scored goals per match: ||1.7 / 0.7 |
|Average conceded goals per match: ||0.3 / 1.6 |
|Failure to score matches: ||2 / 5 |
|Team form (last 5 matches): ||W W W W D / L W L L L |
Brazil start the 2018 World Cup as one the teams many people feel will reach the final. The Yellow Canary have a fantastic record in this competition and they have lifted the World Cup five times, making them the most successful country in the history of the tournament, so Brazil vs Costa Rica odds are easy to predict, even for people who are not as much interested in football.
Having reached the semi-final four years ago, Brazil will be hoping to go one better this time and will feel this is a game they should be winning without too much difficulty. The bookmakers agree and Brazil are odds on favourites to win this match, priced at 2/9 with Bet365.
The progress of Costa Rica at the 2018 World Cup will come down to the points they can pick up in their other matches against Switzerland and Serbia but their performance in the last World Cup shows they should not be written off in this game.
Costa Rica defeated Uruguay and Italy in their group four years ago and held England to a draw before progressing as group winners. The wins over Italy and Uruguay were big shocks and Costa Rica are 12/1 with Bet365 to produce another World Cup upset by winning this game.
The draw is also available at 5/1 and Costa Rica would be delighted to come away with a point.
2. Brazil vs Costa Rica Predictions
The key to Costa Rica’s superb effort in the 2014 World Cup was their defence and they conceded just one goal in 5 matches during the tournament. To shut out this Brazil team would be a major success but the Brazilians are full of great attacking players and even if Costa Rica can defend well, one moment of magic could break the deadlock.
Brazil to win and under 2.5 goals is 11/5 at Bet365.
Costa Rica will attempt to keep Brazil at bay for as long as possible and this could leave them without much in the way of an attacking threat. Russia attempted to do this against Brazil in a friendly before the World Cup and despite holding them to a 0-0 at half-time could not see out the job and Brazil wore them down to score 3 goals without reply in the second half.
Draw half-time/Brazil full-time is 5/2 with Bet365.
3. Brazil vs Costa Rica Live Streaming
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The other option is to watch it in TV, but here it depends on the country you are from, so just look for transmissions in your national broadcasters.
4. Brazil vs Costa Rica
So these were our Brazil vs Costa Rica predictions. It is easy to see that Brazilians have the biggest chances to win as they are far more better playing and experienced team. But sport is sport and there may be some surprises. But what is your opinion? Share with us!
If you are interested in more betting, check out JohnnyBet's betting tips for Belgium vs Tunisia World Cup match and from the same group - Serbia vs Switzerland betting tips.