Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction and Stats

Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction and Stats

Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction

Germany & Costa Rica Prediction [Goals]

  • Germany is likely to score a goal in the first half.
  • It will be difficult for Costa Rica to score, but they are likely to score in the second half.

Costa Rica & Germany Predictions [Goals]

  • Leroy Sane is likely to score for Germany.
  • Campbell is likely to score for Costa Rica.

Costa Rica vs Germany Score Prediction

  • Costa Rica: 0, Germany: 2

Statistical analysis is based on historic performance. Player performance in the match may not necessarily replicate the recent performances

On Friday, Costa Rica and Germany will meet at the Al Bayt Stadium in Group E of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Both teams had contrasting results on the previous matchday. After recovering from their crushing defeat by Spain to win a shocking 1-0 match in Group E on Sunday, Costa Rica severely damaged Japan’s chances of making it to the round of 16.

Costa Rica’s Keysher Fuller fired Costa Rica’s first goal in an otherwise dull match in the 81st minute, surprising the Japanese Side. Niclas Fullkrug saved a point for Germany in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Spain to keep the World Cup champions’ hopes alive of advancing from Group E.

Costa Rica vs Germany World Cup 2022 Prediction: Goal Analysis

Costa Rica: Last 5 Matches (Only Tournament games)

  • Costa Rica has won 2 out of the last 5 tournament games. It lost to Spain in the World Cup and lost two matches in the CONCACAF Nations League. The total goal aggregate for the previous five matches is 5-11. Costa Rica in the last three matches in the World cup has lost two to the European teams.
  • Average first goal: 65 minutes. Costa Rica scored 4 out of the 5 games in the tournament in the second half.

Germany: Last 5 Matches (Only Tournament games)

  • Germany is in the middle of an awful run of 5 games having lost 2 and drawn 2 games. It lost to Hungary and Japan. The 5-game goal aggregate is 10-9. The defence has been a source of major concern for Germany. Germany in its last five matches at the World cup has faced 3 non-European teams and has lost all of the matches.
  • Average First Goal: 31 minutes. Germany conceded its average first goal in the second half.
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Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction: Last two games’ attack analysis

Costa Rica has struggled going forward in the two games at the World Cup and has only been able to score one goal; coming in the fag end of the second half against Japan. Costa Rica is averaging a dismal one shot on target per game in the two matches and an average dribble of 4.5. Costa Rica’s offensive struggles are quite evident in its xG which is a meager 0.42 goal for the last two games.

Germany has offensively looked like the second-best team in Group E after Spain. Germany is averaging 1.62 xG per match. Germany has missed clinical finishes. In spite of hitting 6.5 shots on target per game, the four-time champions are averaging one goal per match. Germany is averaging 7 dribbles per game.

xG: To calculate expected goals, many statistics are taken into account, including shots on target and shots inside the box

Forwards Statistics


Gnabry scored 5 goals in 8 games, averaging 0.71 goals every 90 minutes. In the qualifications, Gnabry had a rating of 7.24 and an average of 1.7 shots.

Leroy Sane scored 0.53 goals in 90 minutes of action. Sane also contributed two assists or 0.27 per game.

World Cup goals from Germany (2022)

Ilkay Gundogan: 1

Niklas Fullcrug: 1

Costa Rica

Joel Cambell scored two goals in 11 games, averaging 0.19 goals every ninety minutes and 1.5 shots per contest with a 25% success rate.

Two goals were also scored by Celso Borges. Borges averaged 0.21 goals per game in 13 games with a 31% shooting accuracy.

Costa Rica’s 2022 World Cup goals

Keysher Fuller: 1

Germany vs Costa Rica Prediction: Defensive Analysis

Germany hasn’t looked itself in the defence in its last five matches and has failed to keep a clean sheet. The Germans are averaging 2.2 goals conceded in its last five games. The xG doesn’t bode well for them either, as the Germans have been relentlessly attacked in their last five games. Germany in this World cup is averaging 60% tackle success to go with an average interception of 8 with 9.5 shots conceded.

Costa Rica is averaging 2.8 goals conceded per match and its defence has been fragile. Spain thrashed them 7-0 in the first match of the World Cup. Against Costa Rica, the average xG is higher than the actual goals, illustrating Costa Rica’s defensive weakness. Costa Rica concedes twice as many shots as Germany. Costa Rica averages 11.5 Interceptions and 62% tackle success percentage per match.

Costa Rica vs Germany Head-to-Head Statistics

Germany and Costa Rica have faced once in the history of football. Germany defeated Costa Rica 4-2 in 2006 at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany.

Germany vs Costa Rica Prediction

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Costa Rica vs Germany Predicted Line up

Costa Rica Predicted Line up (5-4-1): Navas; Fuller, Duarte, Waston, Chacon, Oviedo; Torres, Borges, Tejeda, Campbell; Contreras.
Germany Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Kehrer, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Gundogan, Kimmich; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Fullkrug.

World Cup Squad 2022

Costa Rica

Goalkeepers: Esteban Alvarado, Keylor Navas, Patrick Sequeira 

Defenders: Juan Pablo Vargas, Keysher Fuller, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Oviedo, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Watson, Carlos Martinez, Rional Mattaritta Daniel Chacon,

Midfielders: Celso Borges, Jewison Bennette, Bryan Ruiz, Anthony Hernandez, Douglas Lopez, Gerson Torres, Roan Wilson, Alvaro Zamora, Brandon Aguilera, Yeltsin Tejeda, Youstin Salas

Forwards: Anthony Contreras, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell


Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp

Defenders: Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Thilo Kehrer, David Raum, Lukas Klostermann, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Christian Gunter

Midfielders: Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze

Forwards: Kai Havertz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Niclas Fullkrug, Karim Adeyemi

Cost Rica vs Germany Score Prediction

Costa Rica after their victory would be pumped up but Germany presents a different challenge. The four-time world champions despite being under pressure made a late comeback against Spain.

Prediction: Both sides are defensively weaker, but Germany’s offense arsenal has the potential to hurt Costa Rica and whatever we have seen in the World Cup and the last five tournament matches, Costa Rica will struggle to score.

Germany 2, Costa Rica 0