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Guatemala vs Costa Rica predictions for this international friendly match as Central America’s third best side travel to face the world’s 149th ranked side. The Guatemalans will be hoping for a surprise victory to stop their horrible run of form. Read on for our free betting tips and match preview.

Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Costa Rica Win To Nil @ 23/10

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Costa Rica 3-0 @ 15/1

Reason For Guatemala vs Costa Rica Betting Tips

Guatemala haven’t been in great form recently with a change of manager having little to no effect on the team’s performances. They have lost their last four games with ten goals conceded in their last two matches. Trips to Israel (0-7), Argentina (0-3) and Ecuador haven’t bore any fruit as the team were well beaten inn each match. New manager Amarini Villatoro continued this trend with a defeat in his first match in charge a few weeks ago away to El Salvador (1-3).

It’s not really much of a surprise though given their squad as all but four of their selected players play in the rather weak Guatemalan football divisions. They have quite a few players who have been great servants for the nation over the years such as Paulo Motta, Carlos Gallardo and José Manuel Contreras but the country has lacked a real goalscorer since Carlos Ruiz retired in 2016. This match will be a challenge for Guatemala. 

Costa Rica have a much more impressive squad with many of their players playing outside of the country at various prestigious clubs. The most notable of which is Real Madrid ‘keeper Keylor Navas who has won 85 caps over the years. He rarely misses a game and will presumably start here, especially considering Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Spanish capital. Some other quality players exist in the forms of Bologna defender Giancarlo González, ex-Arsenal winger Joel Campbell and the pair of Bryan Ruiz and Celso Borges who both have 116 caps. 

Despite so much talent on the pitch, manager Gustavo Matosas hasn’t been able to get them to perform in the biggest of matches. They managed to beat Chile and Peru but failed in their matches with the USA, Mexico and Colombia. The USA result last month was extremely disappointing as los Ticos could only manage one shot on target but they’ll be hoping for better fortunes this time round. 

These teams haven’t met since 2014 but with them both in horrible form, this match will be won by sheer quality, and Costa Rica have that in abundance. Despite being poor against the USA, they have still scored nine goals in their last five games and with Guatemala conceding for fun, we’re backing them to score three more here in a 3-0 win for Costa Rica. 

Guatemala Team News

Guatemala Team Badge One of Guatemala's most exciting players is the NY Red Bulls' Allen Yanes. The 21-year-old centre-back had his first senior call up aged 15.

Costa Rica Team News

Costa Rica Team Badge Centre-back Kendall Watson has scored three goals in his last four matches.

Next Fixtures To Kick Off

Form

Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
1001
Home
0000
Away
1001
Overall
PWDL
6204
Home
0000
Away
6204

Recent Competition Form

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7-0 v Israel (A)
L
2-0 v USA (A)
L
2-0 v Ecuador (A)
L
2-3 v Peru (A)
W
3-0 v Argentina (A)
L
2-3 v Chile (A)
W
3-1 v Colombia (A)
L
3-2 v Mexico (A)
L
3-0 v Japan (A)
L
2-0 v Korea Republic (A)
L
0Goals Scored9
12Goals Conceded17
2/3 (67%)Over 2.5 Goals5/7 (71%)
0/3 (0%)Both Teams Scored4/7 (57%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
Guatemala badge Costa Rica badge
7-0 v Israel (A)
L
2-0 v USA (A)
L
2-0 v Ecuador (A)
L
2-3 v Peru (A)
W
3-0 v Argentina (A)
L
2-3 v Chile (A)
W
3-1 v Colombia (A)
L
3-2 v Mexico (A)
L
3-0 v Japan (A)
L
2-0 v Korea Republic (A)
L
0Goals Scored9
12Goals Conceded17
2/3 (67%)Over 2.5 Goals5/7 (71%)
0/3 (0%)Both Teams Scored4/7 (57%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
Guatemala badge Costa Rica badge
0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
Guatemala badge Costa Rica badge
0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
Guatemala badge Costa Rica badge
2-0 v USA (A)
L
2-3 v Peru (A)
W
2-3 v Chile (A)
W
3-1 v Colombia (A)
L
3-2 v Mexico (A)
L
0Goals Scored9
0Goals Conceded12
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals4/5 (80%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored4/5 (80%)
Guatemala badge Costa Rica badge
0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
Guatemala badge Costa Rica badge
2-0 v USA (A)
L
2-3 v Peru (A)
W
2-3 v Chile (A)
W
3-1 v Colombia (A)
L
3-2 v Mexico (A)
L
0Goals Scored9
0Goals Conceded12
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals4/5 (80%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored4/5 (80%)

Stats

Guatemala vs Costa Rica Stats

  • Costa Rica have scored nine goals in this last five games but have lost three of them.
  • Guatemala have scored just one goal in their last four matches.
  • Costa Rica are without a clean sheet since June.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 10
(3 by Guatemala) and (7 by Costa Rica)

Goals

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0%
BTTS (%)
57%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
67%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
71%
33%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
57%
0
Average Goals For
1.29
4
Average Goals Conceded
2.43
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
100%
Failed to Score (%)
43%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
57%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
67%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
71%
33%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
57%
0
Average Goals For
1.29
4
Average Goals Conceded
2.43
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
100%
Failed to Score (%)
43%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
60%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
80%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
60%
0
Average Goals For
1.2
0
Average Goals Conceded
2.6
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
40%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
60%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
80%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
60%
0
Average Goals For
1.2
0
Average Goals Conceded
2.6
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
40%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
2
Kendall Waston
First Goalscorers
1
Kendall Waston

Cards & Corners

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1
Average Cards For
2
Player Cards
Jose Contreras
1
2
Allan Cruz
Luís Martínez
0
1
Ronald Matarrita
Alejandro Galindo
0
1
Kendall Waston
1
Average Corners For
3
3
Average Corners Against
6

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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