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Brazil vs Costa Rica – Match Preview

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Brazil is set to clash with Costa Rica at the SoFi Stadium this Monday. The game starts at 01:00 GMT. Both teams have a point each from their first games, having not scored any goals. Brazil aims to leverage their home advantage, despite the neutral venue, to win. Costa Rica, on the other hand, seeks to cause an upset.

Brazil – Form

Brazil’s performance lately has been unpredictable. They had a goalless draw with Costa Rica in the Copa America on June 25, 2024. Before this, they drew 1:1 with the USA in a friendly match on June 12. The USA ended their 11-match losing streak against Brazil in this game. On June 9, Brazil won against Mexico 3:2 in another friendly match. These outcomes were unexpected.

Costa Rica – Form

Costa Rica comes into this match with varied results. They drew 0:0 with Brazil in the Copa America on June 25th. Before this, they won 3:0 against Grenada and 4:0 against St. Kitts and Nevis. These victories showcased their scoring ability. Their opponents should be wary of this threat.

Brazil – Costa Rica – Head to Head

The last game between these two was on June 25, 2024. It ended in a 0:0 draw. Brazil has won nine out of their last ten matches against Costa Rica. This shows Brazil’s dominance. In their last five meetings, both teams scored in only one game. Brazil has kept clean sheets in their last three encounters with Costa Rica. These games had fewer than 2.5 goals.

Brazil – Costa Rica – Standings

Both teams are currently tied in the standings of Copa America Grp. D. They have each played one match and have a point apiece. They are in the 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively. This match is crucial for breaking the tie. Brazil is favored to win due to their home advantage, even though the match is on a neutral field.

Brazil vs Costa Rica – Top scorers

Rodrygo, with 4 goals, leads Brazil’s attack. Endrick follows with 3 goals. Gabriel Martinelli has added 2 goals. Marquinhos and Lucas Paqueta have each scored once. They have shown they can contribute when needed. For Costa Rica, Orlando Galo and Manfred Ugalde have each scored 3 goals. Francisco Calvo has 2 goals. Gerald Taylor and Julio Cascante have each scored once. This demonstrates Costa Rica’s diverse scoring options.

Brazil vs Costa Rica – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers favor Brazil with odds of 1.08 for a win. A draw is at 12.00, and a Costa Rica win at 21.00. Brazil’s strong record and consistent performance at home make them favorites. Yet, Costa Rica’s recent form could lead to a competitive match. The “halftime-fulltime” bet for Brazil is at 1.364. “Draw-no-bet” for Brazil is at 1.02. “Double-chance” for Costa Rica is at 1.05.

Brazil vs Costa Rica – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals option is at odds of 1.44. This reflects Brazil’s scoring history against Costa Rica. The “Under 2.5” option is at 2.70. Both teams have shown a cautious start in the tournament. This suggests a game with fewer goals might occur, making the under market appealing.

Brazil vs Costa Rica – BTTS Betting

The odds for both teams to score are 3.00 for ‘Yes’ and 1.364 for ‘No’. Brazil’s defense has been strong in recent matches against Costa Rica. Costa Rica’s last 5 matches also indicate a game with few goals. Thus, “BTTS: No” at 1.364 is the favored outcome.

Brazil vs Costa Rica – Prediction