Switzerland v Costa Rica Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

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Switzerland v Costa Rica- World Cup 2018

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Switzerland looked to be heading out of contention as they were trailing Serbia in their second match. However, a bit of late drama manageD to get them three points leaving them in a much stronger position. As long as Serbia doesn’t beat Brazil, Switzerland will be through to the next round. A big win for the Swiss in this game against Costa Rica who have yet to pick up a point can actually see the Swiss landing top spot. Our Switzerland v Costa Rica predictions expects a tight game but with the Europeans avoiding defeat.

Switzerland News and Form

Switzerland are in a good position going into the final round of group stage matches. That is because of their dramatic comeback victory over Serbia in their second match. The Swiss pulled themselves together to pick up a bonus point of a draw against Brazil in their opener which was fully unexpected. But they looked in trouble as they started the second half of their game against Serbia trailing 1-0. It was not long before they were back level though and then deep into stoppage time Xherdan Shaqiri broke away for a fantastic solo goal to give the Swiss a 2-1 win. So basically that leaves them in a position of being able to afford to just match whatever Serbia manage to do against Brazil because they are starting one point ahead of the Serbians.

Switzerland are not in bad form having gone W3 D3 in their last six games and so they have been pretty solid form. You don’t look at Switzerland and see a strong scoring side at all really though, but they have managed to get on the scoresheet in each of their last five games. Their best football that they have played so far at Russia 2018 without a doubt is their second-half performance, born out of desperation of course, against Serbia. They had to fight back in that one and that saw the very best of them. You would not imagine that there are going to be goals flying around in this game as Switzerland just need to be patient and make their breakthrough. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.). Given that Serbia are underdogs against Brazil, Switzerland may not even have to come up with a result at the end of they day in this one, but they probably will. There is a chance that Switzerland can actually top the group if they can either beat Brazil on goal difference or better the result of the Selecao in the final round of matches.

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Costa Rica News and Form

Costa Rica’s tournament is done and dusted as they have failed to get a single point on the board. This is a long way short of what they managed four years ago when they sprung a huge surprise in reaching the quarter finals. Costa Rica slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Serbia in their opening game of the tournament and that was about right on balance of play. Costa Rica were heavily outplayed in the second half of that game. Then it was a 2-0 defeat that they suffered against Brazil, although they conceded both goals in stoppage time, breaking their hearts as it looked as if they had done enough to collect a tremendous point. Costa Rica’s form has seen them lose their last four games and they have suffered a defeat in five of their last six (W1). So it remains unlikely that they are going to produce something against Switzerland who have a very clear qualification goal in mind going into this game. Switzerland to win to nil at bet365 is at 6/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.) which looks value as Costa Rica have scored one goal in their last four games.

Switzerland v Costa Rica Head to Head

This will be just the third game between the two nations, with things standing even at one win each from what were international friendly fixtures. The first ended in a 2-0 win for Switzerland and the other was a 1-0 win for Costa Rica.

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Switzerland v Costa Rica Betting Odds*

Switzerland 4/5
Draw 23/10
Costa Rica 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.)

Switzerland v Costa Rica Predictions

Switzerland are not too likely to lose this game and confidence will have been boosted after their late victory over Serbia. Costa Rica are playing for nothing but pride and they could make life difficult for the Swiss who are not a particularly strong side going forward. So we are looking at the draw in the match outright as our top Switzerland v Costa Rica prediction.

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