Brazil vs Costa Rica PREVIEW & PREDICTION 22/06/2018


The action of the group “E” continues and this time we will talk about the Brazil vs Costa Rica forecast. Tité’s side is a big favorite due to his collective and offensive potential, which is allowing him to be one of the favorites to win the World Cup. For this reason and even when the “ticos” are applied in the brand, we believe that the South Americans have what it takes to win the game by one or two goals difference. In the end, we believe that the process can be even at certain times, but the difference in hierarchy between one campus and another is remarkable. Therefore, the goals of the “Scratch” could fall for some genius, beyond if the team is playing well or badly.


The “Scratch” does not go well to this duel after equalizing 1-1 against Switzerland in his World Cup debut. The team did not play well, despite generating different chances of goal. He lacked more vertigo with the ball, being only a group of individuals that came together at times. Now the objective of the technician Tité is to correct the errors and to get the establishment to rise quickly from the psychic aspect. Ideally, Neymar appears more, regardless of not being 100% of their physical condition. If this is not possible, Coutinho, Willian and Gabriel Jesús should appear much more, since they have enough quality to associate and create spaces in the rival defense.

For this second duel it is expected that the “Canarinha” comes out with everything from the initial stage. Therefore, it should not surprise us that the Tité boys are intense with the ball, trying to score a goal in the first 20 ‘minutes of play. In the end, it is expected that the South Americans make between 2 to 3 goals as a minimum, since they have to fight for the first place in the group. Yes, they must take care of the railway mark set by Central, which attempt annular Neymar and Brazilian side (Marcelo and Danilo).

Costa Rica:

The “Ticos” did not start their World Cup walk well by losing 1-0 to Costa Rica last Sunday. The team fought the game as far as it could, but was overtaken by a brutal free kick by Kolarov. Now his goal is to make a dignified participation before the Brazilians, trying not to receive an early goal that allows a possible decisive defeat. It is expected that the Central Americans will retract their lines from the initial whistle, trying to be balanced between lines so as not to give spaces to their rival. In attack they will seek to appeal to the talent of Bryan Ruiz and the effectiveness of forward Ureña. Other important elements in the starting lineup are goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielder Celso Borges and winger Joel Campbell, who started as a substitute against the Serbs.

From midfield forward, Costa Rica has the right and necessary to cause danger, standing out for attacking with few men due to the 4-5-1 system it uses. The problem lies in how difficult it will be to elaborate before the “Verdeamarela”, since his defense often plays forward to cut spaces. Therefore, it should not surprise us that the Central Americans do not attack too much, focusing more on brand work and canceling Neymar. Yes, despite everything, it remains an ordered set and knows what he plays, because it has a base that exploded in the World 2014. Unfortunately the Serbs lose their chances of qualifying for virtually 8ths are nil.

The last confrontation that both teams had was almost 3 years ago, when Brazil defeated Costa Rica in a friendly played in US territory (0-1 victory in the first half and after the final whistle).

PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.72