Brazil vs Costa Rica Betting Tips, Predictions and Preview
Brazil vs Costa Rica predictions and betting tips for the World Cup 2018 Group E fixture on Friday 22nd June at 1pm. Are the mighty Brazil set to assert their formally unquestionable dominance among Group E this summer, or will those decisive Costa Ricans serve to throw a spanner in the works?
Fixture: Brazil vs Costa Rica
UK Kick-off time: Friday 22nd June at 1pm
Stadium: St. Petersburg Stadium
Competition: 2018 World Cup – Group E
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With a team of talented individuals ready to take the world by storm, a passionate support base and a manager more than willing to re-write the wrongs that transpired four years ago, Brazil obviously remain one of the standout teams to really grab this tournament by the scruff of the neck and make it all the way to the final.
Costa Rica on the other hand will no longer arrive as a little known entity with little reason for over consideration. After winning many new fans on the back of their hard-working performances at the 2014 World Cup, big things are now expected of Oscar Ramirez’ side with World Cup 2018 waiting patiently on the horizon.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Predictions
No Neymar, No Problem?
The big question on everybody’s lips obviously regards Neymar, and his apparent fitness concerns in the run up to World Cup 2018. Most World Cup betting tips are expecting some improved fortunes for Brazil should the current PSG forward be declared fit to play, but without the talented 26-year-old on board, it goes without saying that Brazil could well struggle.
That said, the South Americans clearly possess more than enough attacking strength to break down the Costa Rican defence and claim all three points in the process. With Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus ready to step up in Neymar’s potential absence, we have selected the in-form 21-year-old as a possible anytime goal-scorer in line with our latest Brazil vs Costa Rica betting tips at the World Cup.
And whilst Roberto Firmino doesn’t exactly arrive as an out-in-out first team starter for Brazil this summer, promising fortunes can nonetheless be expected of the in-form Liverpool star – despite his supposed lack of prestige among his native Brazilian supporters and football fans.
Although he may ultimately fail to shake off his place on the subs bench for Brazil at the 2018 World Cup, the 26-year-old striker will surely produce the goods if handed adequate opportunities in Russia. Even if Firmino misses out against Costa Rica, expect the current Reds attacker to star later on in the tournament.
Of course Costa Rica deserve their fair share of attention going into this fixture, and of course, Oscar Ramirez’ side certainly have enough about them to continue their strong form on the international scene this summer. But even with this in mind, it remains rather hard to envisage anything other than a convincing Brazilian win here.
The South Americans have the potential to win each of their three upcoming group stage fixtures in Group E, for in possessing one of the strongest squads throughout the entire competition, it feels somewhat unwise not to back Brazil in making it towards the latter stages of the tournament. This match however, could well end in a promising 4-1 score-line in favour of Tite’s ambitious outfit.
Brazil vs Costa Rica Betting Tips
Gabriel Jesus to score anytime – get the latest odds from William Hill
Brazil to win 4-1 against Costa Rica – get the latest odds from William Hill
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