Costa Rica was a huge surprise at the 2014 World Cup, but the Ticos’ chances of advancing this year are gone should they lose as expected on Friday in Group E action to tournament favorite Brazil, which is a massive favorite on the MyBookie Sportsbook soccer odds.If you want to keep up with everything around the 2018 FIFA World Cup, be sure to check our soccer news page on a daily basis, which includes previews, reviews, predictions, and more.
Brazil v Costa Rica 2018 World Cup Group E Betting Preview
Bad news: Neymar limped away from #BRA training on Tuesday.Good news: He’s expected to train fully on Wednesday.Even better news: It was a painful ankle, not a recurrence of his foot injury, that left him hobbling.#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/5ecvGBrbPE— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) 19 de junio de 2018
- When: Friday, 8 AM ET
- Where: Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia
- TV / Stream: Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports Go
- 2018 World Cup Group E Betting Odds: Brazil -476 / Costa Rica +1150 / Draw +520 (Total at 3 goals)
- No CONCACAF team has ever beaten Brazil at a FIFA World Cup
- Brazil has already beaten Costa Rica in the 1990 and 2002 World Cups
- Thiago Silva will be A Seleção’s captain against Costa Rica
Why Bet on Brazil?
- Confederation: CONMEBOL
- Head coach: Tite
- Captain: Neymar
- FIFA Ranking: 2
- 3-João Miranda
- 2-Thiago Silva
- 11-Philippe Coutinho
- 9-Gabriel Jesus
Why Bet on Costa Rica?
- Confederation: CONCACAF
- Head coach: Óscar Ramírez
- Captain: Bryan Ruiz
- FIFA Ranking: 23
- 1-K. Navas
- 6-Ó. Duarte
- 16-C. Gamboa
- 3-G. González
- 2-J. Acosta
- 8-B. Oviedo
- 5-C. Borges
- 17-Y. Tejeda
- 7-C. Bolaños
- 10-B. Ruiz
- 21-M. Ureña
Expert Final PredictionBrazil 2 – Costa Rica 0
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