Spain
Spain
VS
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
International
International
WC
Wednesday
17:00
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Al Thumama Stadium
Doha

Spain – Costa Rica betting tips & odds comparison 23.11.2022

In their opening game at FIFA World Cup 2022, Spain will host Costa Rica at Al Thumama Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:00 PM on Nov 23, 2022. With our World Cup tips and odds comparison for Spain vs. Costa Rica you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams’ recent performances.

Spain and Costa Rica are meeting at the World Cup for the first time. This is also the first game of World Cup 2022 for both sides, therefore a good start will be on their minds. Spain are counted among the favorites by many pundits but Costa Rica are equally eager to impress. It promises to be an exciting game between two attacking sides. We promote Worldsportbetting and the BetKing bonus in our preview of this match.

SPAIN

Spain’s coach Luis Enrique has left out some big names such as Sergio Ramos, David De Gea, and Thiago Alcantara in his World Cup squad and this raised a lot of eyebrows. He know the team has to now perform well in the tournament to justify his picks otherwise he will be under fire. Of course the squad is still full of exciting talents that are capable of performing well.

Spain will be happy with their recent form (W3 D1 L1). They finished on top of their UEFA Nations League group ahead of Portugal, Switzerland, and Czech Republic. An opening game win is crucial in this group that also has Germany and Japan.

COSTA RICA

Costa Rica will want to go one step further than their performance in the last World Cup where they were bundled out in the group stages. Nevertheless, the task may not be easy going by their opponents in this match, with Germany and Japan still to come. Coach Luis Fernando Suárez knows that a good start here can go a long way in helping them achieve their goals.

To qualify for this World Cup edition, Costa Rica needed to beat Oceania representatives New Zealand 1-0 in a playoff after finishing 4th in the CONCACAF region’s qualifiers. They are unbeaten in their last 5 games (W4 D1), the recent being a 2-0 win over African giants Nigeria.

Possible Line-ups

SPAIN

  • Simon
  • Alba
  • P. Torres
  • Laporte
  • Carvajal
  • Pedri
  • Rodri
  • Koke
  • F. Torres
  • Morata
  • Sarabia
  • MISSING PLAYERS: None
  • COACH: Luis Enrique

COSTA RICA

  • Navas
  • Calvo
  • Oviedo
  • Duarte
  • Fuller
  • Borges
  • Tejeda
  • Bennette
  • Torres
  • Campbell
  • Contreras
  • MISSING PLAYERS: None
  • COACH: Luis Fernando Suárez

OUR BETTING TIPS FOR SPAIN VS COSTA RICA

Spain are among the favorites and they go into this match on the back of a good recent run. They know they need to take maximum points against Costa Rica who are the lowest ranked team in this group. Going by form and squad quality, we foresee a comfortable win for Spain here with a margin of more than 1 goal. Find the best betting sites in Africa here for high odds and lots of rewards.

TIP 1: Handicap -1 Spain Win @ 1.53

Both teams play good attacking football and most of their matches produce goals. Spain scored 7 goals and Costa Rica 9 goals in their last 5 matches respectively. We expect more than 2 goals in total to be scored in this match. You can find more bet tips today on our page for free.

TIP 2: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72

Performance

Spain
Spain
Last games

Spain performance of the last 5 home matches

Victories
40%
Over 2.5
40%
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Last games

Costa Rica performance of the last 5 away matches

Victories
40%
Over 2.5
60%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Spain
Spain
4 2 1 1 0 8 1 7
0
2
Japan
Japan
3 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
1
3
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
3 2 1 0 1 1 7 -6
1
4
Germany
Germany
1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1