Costa Rica vs Mexico
World Cup Qualifiers – CONCACAF
Date: Wednesday, 6th September 2017
Kick off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.
The 8th round brings us a duel between the top-ranked Costa Rica and Mexico at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.
Costa Rica opened this final stage of qualifications with two clean-sheets wins, but the 3rd round brought their only loss so far. After 6 rounds, their goal difference is 9 – 4. At home, they have two wins and one goal-less draw against Panama; that was the second time they failed to score. With a situation like this, their going through this stage appears to be more or less certain.
Mexico is sitting at the top of the table. After six rounds in the final stage of qualifications, their record is losses-free. Beside 4 wins (3 of them with clean sheets), they have two draws – a goal-less draw against Panama (the only time they failed to score) and a 1 – 1 draw against USA. Their throne seems to be safe.
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Head to head
Costa Rica and Mexico have had 39 encounters so far. Mexico took the win 22 times, and Costa Rica only 5 times. Most recently, Mexico won in the first leg of this stage with a score of (Costa Rica’s only loss so far in the qualifications).
Only two of their last 7 head to head duels saw both teams scoring, and only on those duels there were more than 2 goals scored in total
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Prediction
Even though at the moment it appears there is nothing threatening to either of them, there is no reason to risk their placement; they are expected to give their best. Nevertheless, there should be less than three goals in total, based on everything above. Mexico seems to be in a somewhat better shape and, even though they are the visitors, they are the favourites in this fixture.
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Bet Tips
Mexico to win for 2.35 odds at Pinnacle
Under 2.5 Goals for 1.66 odds at Bet365.