Canada vs Costa Rica Prediction and Odds: Canada to steamroll Costa Rica
Canada will host Costa Rica in a crucial World Cup Qualifier at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday. The hots are currently unbeaten in their group with two wins and four draws.
They thrashed Panama 4-1 in the last match and would be looking to record back to back wins.
Costa Rica lost to the USA in the last match and would be fancying their chances against the Canadian side
Canada vs Costa Rica Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
|Canada||Costa Rica||Predicted Winner|
|Oddsshark||Odds: -0.75(-112)||Odds: +0.75(-133)||England|
Canada vs Costa Rica Prediction and Odds: Preview
The ageing Costa Ricans had to face a defeat to a youthful Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal and will be determined to avenge their defeat.
Canada are currently third in the group and need to win their next to matches to have any chance of qualifying. Removing Mexico from the top of the table would be difficult so Canada need to concentrate on cementing their place in the third position as the top three countries will automatically qualify for the World Cup.
This home stretch will be very important for them as they are scheduled to visit Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama. So they need to be dominant at home and grab maximum points to keep themselves up in the hunt.
Canadian midfielder Jonathan Osario feels these home games are the opportunities to display their strength at maximum.
The focus will be on Alphonso Davies who has earned plaudits for his fearless display with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. He shot to fame in the German top tier and has been a household name since then.
Canada has been a robust attacking unit and Davies has the permission to launch marauding runs through the flanks. With 45000 people cheering for them they are expected to unleash their attacking best against Costa Rica.
If USA drop points against Mexico and if Canada manage to beat the Costa Ricans they will be taking second place which would boost their qualification chances.
Coach John Herdman has a real selection headache it seems. Milan Borjan had a difficult time with Covid-19 but now is likely to be in the Canada goal. On the other hand, Maxime Crepeau has been very good for his club Vancouver Whitecaps and had a very good outing against Mexico back in October.
Cyle Larin and Atiba Hutchinson are also returning from injuries and it remains to be seen whether they would be able to enter the starting lineup or not.
Costa Rica are currently in fifth place and need to at least occupy the fourth spot if they want to go through the playoffs way.They have only won one out of their last eight matches in all competitions and their inconsistency could be a matter of concern against an in-form team like Canada.Costa Rica have only beaten Canada once in the last seven matches and need to be at their best to have any chances in the match.
Canada vs Costa Rica Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Maxime Crepeau, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Alistair Johnston; Stephen Eustaquio, Jonathan Osorio; Alphonso Davies, David Wotherspoon, Tajon Buchanan; Jonathan David
Leonel Moreira; Ronald Mataritta, Francisco Calvo, Oscar Duarte, Ricardo Blanco; Celso Borges, Yeltson Tejeda; Johan Venegas, Bryan Ruiz, Keysher Fuller; Jonathan Moya
Canada vs Costa Rica Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
As expected Canada are predicted to win this tie
Canada vs Costa Rica Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other 22 times. Costa Rica have 8 wins while Canada have won on 5 occasions. 9 matches have been drawn.
Canada vs Costa Rica Prediction and Odds: Latest Tweets
Originally Tweeted By Eryck R. Silva(eryckote)
Alphonso Davis was today at West Edmonton Mall taking pictures with his fans. This guy still looks as the gentle boy who used to play with other kids at the community soccer tournaments. Welcome back home Alphonso! Canada plays vs Costa Rica on Friday, and Vs Mexico on Tuesday
Originally Tweeted By Ken McIntosh (KenMcIntosh18)
Well a important week for Team Canada a win Friday vs Costa Rica and winter vs Mexico next Tuesday we’re off to Qatar Go Canada
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