Belgium vs Costa Rica predictions and betting tips for tonight’s international friendly as Belgium complete their World Cup preparations in Brussels before heading to Russia.
Belgium have been strong in their warm-up matches so far and comfortably seen off Egypt 3-0 in their last match. They are one of the fancied teams to win the World Cup, but defensive concerns remain ahead of the tournament in Russia starting on Thursday. Costa Rica were beaten 2-0 by England last week and our Belgium vs Costa Rice predictions below indicate it’ll be another defeat for the South Americans tonight.
It is no surprise to see Belgium as overwhelming favourites in the latest betting odds for today’s match. The best odds for Belgium to beat Costa Rica are 1/4 with Bet Stars, the draw is 13/2 with Paddy Power and you’ll get a best price of 17/1 with Betfair for Costa Rica to win tonight. In the first goalscorer odds, Romelu Lukaku is favourite at 11/4 with Betfair and Edin Hazard is 4/1. Roberto Martinez might make changes to the starting line-up tonight so Michy Batshuayi might be a good bet at 9/2 with bet365. Can Belgium make it to the World Cup final? See our World Cup final predictions now.
It’s difficult to predict anything but a Belgium win here and so we need to find some attractive odds for a selection to make our Belgium vs Costa Rica predictions worthwhile. A HT/FT bet is an option but we’re going to get the better odds and go with Belgium to win both halves. It may be that Martinez picks some of his fringe players to start and these will be eager to impress ahead of their first World Cup fixture. This betting tip means they have to win both halves, so at half-time the match effectively goes back to 0-0. Costa Rica didn’t put up much of a fight against England and we’re predicting the same again tonight.
The next selection we’re going for tonight was mentioned in the betting preview and we’re banking on Martinez making some changes to the starting line-up for tonight’s game. The first goalscorer tip is going to Batshuayi to score first. He played the second half in the 3-0 win against Egypt last week and might replace Lukaku from the start in tonight’s game. The best odds for Batshuayi to score first against Costa Rica tonight are 9/2 with bet365 and that’s the second of our Belgium vs Costa Rice predictions.
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