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Mexico vs Costa Rica match preview: Betting tips, predictions, odds

Mexico vs Costa Rica match preview: Betting tips, predictions, odds

Mexico and Costa Rica clash in the Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-finals on Sunday morning at 2:30am (UK time).

Mexico vs Costa Rica: Betting tips

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Mexico vs Costa Rica: Predictions

Mexico vs Costa Rica: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 10/13 with Lottoland
Correct score Mexico 1-0 Costa Rica 23/4 with Lottoland
First Goal Santiago Gimenez 4/1 with Lottoland

So often the favourites for this tournament, Mexico have failed to deliver at the Gold Cup so far this year. Fresh from another defeat to the United States in the semi-finals of the Concacaf Nations League, El Tri looked to be making a great start this tournament, beating Honduras 4-0 before a 3-1 win over Haiti was a little less comfortable than it should have been. That was then followed up by a rather embarrassing 1-0 defeat to Qatar and although Mexico still topped Group B, they’re hardly firing on all cylinders.

In Costa Rica, they face an opponent who really had to grind it out in Group C, beating Martinique in a ridiculous 6-4 encounter in the final game following a 2-1 loss to Panama and a goalless draw against El Salvador. Regardless, Los Ticos are an opponent that can never be underestimated and will want to prove their credentials against one of the tournament favourites.

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Mexico vs Costa Rica match stats

Luis Romo is the only Mexican player to score more than a single goal at the Gold Cup so far, though both his strikes came in a 4-0 win over Honduras. Feyenoord forward Santiago Gimenez will be expected to provide the goal threat this weekend and has already netted at the tournament during Mexico’s 3-1 win over Haiti.

Costa Rica, meanwhile, have seen a different goalscorer for each of their seven strikes at the tournament so far, six of which came in their previous match against Martinique. Los Ticos have kept just one clean sheet at the tournament up to now.

All of that said, this fixture hasn’t been flush with goals in recent times with neither side scoring more than one goal in a single match in the past five meetings.

Mexico vs Costa Rica: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Mexico 1-0 Costa Rica

Mexico vs Costa Rica head-to-head

30 January 2022 – Mexico 0-0 Costa Rica – World Cup qualifiers

06 September 2021 – Costa Rica 0-1 Mexico – World Cup qualifiers

04 June 2021 – Mexico 0-0 Costa Rica (5-4 pens) – Concacaf Nations League

30 March 2021 – Costa Rica 0-1 Mexico – Friendly

06 September 2017 – Costa Rica 1-1 Mexico – Concacaf Gold Cup

As mentioned, the last five fixtures between these two nations have been low-scoring affairs. During that time, Mexico have won twice while there have been three draws in normal time. Costa Rica haven’t beaten Mexico since October 2013 — a run spanning 10 games.

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