Spain vs Costa Rica predictions for this Saturday’s international friendly between two teams that will be heading to Russia next summer. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
Both Teams To Score at 13/8
Spain 2-1 at 10/1
Alvaro Morata To Score Anytime at 8/11
Both Spain and Costa Rica fit the bill for the 2018 World Cup with insignificant dramatization. The Spanish played some breaking football now and again to beat Italy to top spot in their group however 2014 Quarter-Finalists Costa Rica are an exceptionally fit side and will make a game of this and there’s each possibility we will see goals at the two finishes.
Spain may utilize this game as an opportunity to explore and observe some of their periphery players. 11 individuals from their squad are yet to achieve ten tops and the call-ups of players like Luis Alberto and Suso, who are yet to try and influence their presentations, to propose this could be a much-switched line-up with a benevolent in Russia to come in 3 days.
While Spain’s move down players are extremely gifted, the progressions should make everything fair a little and give Costa Rica to a greater extent a possibility. Spain have scored at any rate once in the majority of their 14 matches since Euro 2016 and there ought to be goals in this for them. Alvaro Morata is very nearly establishing himself as their first-decision striker, something of an issue position as of late. He scored a goal like clockwork in qualifying and has gotten 7 Premier League goals as of now this term, so backing Morata to score whenever could be an average punt here.
Costa Rica have just neglected to score in 1 of their last 10 matches however. Their squad is considerably less test and we should see something near their most grounded line-up, with commander Bryan Ruiz still their primary risk in advance. The two groups have scored in the greater part of their last 3 games and they’ve just got great outcomes against Mexico and USA in qualifiers this season so they are as yet working at an abnormal state and will favor they can get on the scoresheet.
General support Both Teams to Score hopes to offer esteem.
The sides last met in a 2015 friendly won 2-1 by Spain. They also clashed in 2011, drawing 2-2.
Costa Rica have scored in 8 of their last 11 away friendlies, including one against Spain in 2015. Both teams have scored in 4 of Spain’s last 7 friendlies.
Spain have included uncapped trio Luis Alberto, Suso and Kepa Arrizabalaga in this squad. Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno also gets a rare call-up and could win his 4th cap. The likes of Koke, Pedro and César Azpilicueta are not involved.
Striker Joel Campbell and keeper Keylor Navas are notable absentees for Costa Rica. Otherwise they should be at full strength.