Costa Rica vs Canada
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Wednesday, 12th July 2017
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston).
Costa Rica are bookie’s favourite to win their second group match against Canada on Tuesday evening. But having watched the two teams in action last week, Canada are bigger threat than most people think.
It is a lucky start for Costa Rica in the 2017 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. They were the second best team in the group opener against Honduras, but strike lucky to earn a slender 1-0 win. However, a win is a win and it this result is particularly a confidence booster as the El Ticos had struggled against Honduras in previous encounters at this competitions.
On the other hand, Canada survived a late scare to get past a lowly French Guiana in their group opener. It was goal fest at the Red Bull Arena with Canada taking an insatiable 3-0 lead around the hour mark. But the minnows had no plan to give up and they pulled 2 goals back in the space of 60 seconds. The game could have gone either ways since then. But a late strike from the 16-year old wonder kid Alphonso Davies handed Canada a 4-2 win and vital three points.
Costa Rica vs Canada: Head-to-head
The head-to-head is evenly poised if you look at the most recent duels between these two sides. The team have won 1 each from the five meetings between 2007, with the remaining 3 games ending in draws.
Canada are unbeaten in the last three Gold Cup fixtures against Costa Rica, with 1 win and 2 draws.
Moreover, Canada have good record against Costa Rica at the Gold Cup, with 7 meetings split across 2 wins, 4 draws and just 1 defeat.
Costa Rica vs Canada: Prediction
Without a doubt, Costa Rica are the superior side in this game. But, one must not rule out Canada from this contest by any means. The Canucks had troubled the Ticos on numerous occasions at this tournament. Moreover, Costa Rica are performing way below their usual best, which gives Canada a big chance in taking at least a point from this game.
Costa Rica vs Canada: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Draw or Canada at 2.05 with Bet365.
Correct FT Score : 1-1 for 7.00 odds with Betfair.