Costa Rica vs Germany Betting Odds & Predictions
Costa Rica vs Germany Match Preview
This FIFA World Cup Group E match will be played on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. Kickoff is scheduled for 20:00 CET (19:00 UK time). The Germans are of course favorite in this clash while the Ticos will be looking to spoil any early celebration. With Spain and Japan in the same group, this is a must win for the German side looking for a ticket to the knockout stages.
Can the Costa Rica Defense Squeeze out a Draw?
Costa Rica vs Germany: Can Defense win this Game?
Luis Fernando Suárez‘s side has been hard focused on improving its defense since the Colombian technician took over the Costa Rica national team in June 2021. Since taking over, the Ticos have won 12 games, lost 5 and drew 5.
Costa Rica made the cut for the Qatar World Cup by beating New Zealand 1-0 in the Inter-Confederation Play-Off, after placing fourth in the CONCACAF table. But the Ticos made it all the way to the quarterfinals during World Cup Brazil 2014, a tournament that was won by no other than Germany!
The leader of this fearless defense is no other than 35 year-old famed Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, Keylor Navas. In front of him, we can find a squad of skilled players, including Bryan Oviedo, Óscar Duarte, Francisco Calvo, and Keysher Fuller.
Germany’s Odds to Win Costa Rica vs Germany, if not the Tournament
Well-known former German coach, Joachim Löw, has officially retired from coaching the national team. Hans-Dieter (“Hansi”) Flick has taken over Die Mannschaft and is undefeated since his arrival.
Germany has won the World Cup a total of four times (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014), in addition to three European Championships (1972, 1980, 1996), and one Confederations Cup (2017). And, during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Germany has won 9 games while losing only 1, with a score differential of +32! So the Germans look ready to go for this competition.
With one of the best midfields in the work, boasting players like Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, with superstars Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané upfront, Die Mannschaft will be force to be reckoned with in Qatar.
Costa Rica vs Germany Final Score Prediction
CXSports‘ prediction for Germany vs Costa Rica: a 3-1 win for the German side.