Costa Rica vs Canada
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021
Date: 25 July 2021, Monday
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: AT&T Stadium (Arlington).
Costa Rica lock horns with Canada in one of the most exciting matches in this year’s Concacaf Gold Cup.
The Los Ticos has been way below their usual best in recent time, but they came alive once the Gold Cup started and deservingly qualified by topping their group defeating Guadeloupe, Suriname and Jamaica.
The team managed by Luis Fernando Suárez do not have any big names, though their is no lack in experience across the park. Bryan Ruiz is now 35, still going strong while Joel Campbell who once donned Arsenal’s shirt is their main man in the attacking front.
Canada on the other hand started the tournament well by beating Haiti and Martinique by big margins (both 4-1). Their good run eventually came to an end by a narrow 1-0 margin to USA and head-coach John Herdman have a job at hand to regroup the team for this important fixture.
This Canadian team is an inexperienced side, yet there is no lack in quality. Besiktas striker Cyle Larin is their most important player, already netted thrice in the group stage.
Costa Rica vs Canada Head-to-head
Their last meeting happened at the Gold Cup in 2017 and ended in a 1-1 draw.
Their last three h2h duels at Gold Cup are draws. Canada holds a better record with 2 wins and 5 draws from 8 matches while Costa Rica managed to win just once.
Costa Rica vs Canada Prediction
This is expected to a tight game with their head-to-head at the Gold Cup having a history of producing stalemates. However, we have the option of selecting a team to go through to the next round and our pick is Costa Rica on the back of the experience in the squad. This mean, we are seeing a big chance for this game to end in a draw at the end of 90 minutes.
Both teams to score is another decent pick, Canada haven’t kept a clean sheet in the competition meantime Costa Rica kept only 1, that was against Jamaica. We certainly saw teams playing attacking football at this edition’s Gold Cup.
Costa Rica vs Canada Betting Tips
Costa Rica to qualify @ 1.95 odd
Both teams to Score @ 2.00 odd.