Costa Rica vs Germany Odds, Pick & Analysis - FIFA World Cup Betting

Costa Rica vs Germany Odds, Pick & Analysis – FIFA World Cup Betting

Written by on November 30, 2022

As we make our way through the final games of the group stage at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, we are starting to see the matchups in the knockout phase become clearer. There are a pair of matchups in the Round of 16 already in place, with England going against Senegal, while the USA will face Holland. By the time this week comes to an end, we will know the fate of every team in the tournament. We are jumping ahead to Thursday afternoon and some action in Group E, which is absolutely wide open at this point. Perhaps the biggest surprise in this group is that Germany is currently sitting at the bottom and going into their final game in need of a win to get out and move on. Even then, that might not be enough, as we need to wait and see what happens in the other group game between Japan and Spain. Germany is favored by 2 ½, with the goal total set at 3 ½. Let’s have a closer look at the upcoming game between Costa Rica and Germany so you can place your bets on their FIFA World Cup Odds.

2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: Costa Rica vs Germany Group E Matchup

Costa Rica versus Germany Match Info

  • When: Thursday, December 1st at 2 PM EST
  • Where: Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
  • TV: FOX

Why bet on Costa Rica

Given how this tournament started for Costa Rica, it would have been all too easy for them to pack it in and quit. They opened the group stage with a stunning 7-0 loss at the hands of Spain, leading many to believe that they were in real danger of getting nothing out of this tournament. They dug deep, though, and ground out a 1-0 win over Japan, who had beaten Germany in their opener, to stay alive. There is a possibility that Costa Rica can move on with a tie, but that would mean that Spain would need to beat Japan in the other game. A win is the only sure way of securing passage to the next round, but can this team raise their game and find a way to get past one of the biggest soccer nations in the world? We know how that went in a similar game versus Spain.

Why bet on Germany

While this is certainly not the dominant German team that we have come to know over the years, there was still the expectation that they and Spain would move on out of this group. That might still happen, but Germany has to come out and get a win in this game if they are indeed to book safe passage into the Round of 16. The thing that has stood out when watching this version of Germany is that they don’t seem to be as clinical in the final third as they were in years past. They have only scored twice in their opening two games, and you do have to wonder where the goals are going to come from in this one. They have met Costa Rica once in the past, beating them 4-2 at the 2006 World Cup, a result that has zero bearing here.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Germans did shoe some grit against Spain in their last game, coming from a goal down to get a 1-1 tie and stay alive in the tournament. I don’t see this occasion being too big for them, and I think Germany comes out and gets the job done.

FIFA World Cup Betting Pick: Costa Rica 1 Germany 3

 
 

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