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Costa Rica vs Germany Predictions

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Costa Rica
Germany
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Both Teams To Score

Reason for tip

Costa Rica’s humbling against Spain could well have been a blip as they’ve scored in six of their last seven internationals. Meanwhile, the Germans are without a clean sheet in five straight World Cup tournament games.

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Germany 3-1

Reason for tip

Germany have never recorded back-to-back bottom placed group finishes at World Cup tournaments and the only way they can avoid such a fate is with victory. They will go all out for a big win here.

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Costa Rica vs Germany Predictions

  • Germany have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five World Cup tournament games.
  • Costa Rica at least found the net in six of their last seven internationals.
  • Costa Rica could qualify for the knockouts with just a draw.
  • Germany must win to have any chance of qualification.

A crunch clash in Al Khor

One of the most intriguing groups in the World Cup comes to a close as Costa Rica and Germany make their final pushes for qualification.

Costa Rica looked like a side heading straight home after their 7-0 battering by Spain on the opening day, but they recovered well to defeat Japan in the last round. That result leaves Costa Rica on the cusp of qualification, although they will need a favour from Spain if they’re to do so with a draw!

Germany posted their own shocking result on the opening matchday with defeat to Japan, a result eclipsed in shock factor only by Saudi Arabia’s victory over Argentina! Bouncing back to draw with Spain, Germany now need to win whilst hoping Japan lose to Spain if they’re to qualify.

Costa Rica can make a mark

Having found the net in six of their last seven internationals, Costa Rica certainly can be a threat going forward, with the only blip during that sequence coming in their heaviest World Cup defeat ever against Spain.

Costa Rica lost their opening two games in the 2018 World Cup before going on to put in a spirited performance to draw 2-2 with Switzerland in their final game, so we expect to see some more of that battling spirit from them here.

Before that, they held England to a draw in the 2014 group stage, so Costa Rica can indeed hold their own against the bigger European sides on the biggest stage in World Football. However, it would perhaps be a step too far to tip them up at a ridiculous price on the evidence of play at this tournament.

The Germans could eke out an exciting win

With so much at stake, Germany must simply go all out for the win as they look to avoid consecutive bottom-placed group finishes in World Cup tournaments for the first time ever.

There is simply no value in backing the Germans to win, so we’re going for a BTTS selection at a much more palatable price as they have already proven to be vulnerable at these finals.

Niclas Fullkrug impressed from the bench last time out and he could prove to be influential yet again here no matter whether he is in the starting XI or not. Finally, a 3-1 German win in the correct score market completes our selections for this encounter… over to you, Spain!

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