Costa Rica vs Nicaragua
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Monday 17 June, 2019.
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica (San José).
Nicaragua certainly made the headlines the last time they were on the road, but not for a reason that they will be particularly proud to speak of. Their last away match saw them being routed by a Leo Messi lead Argentina side that managed to slot five goals and concede just one in the span of the ninety minutes.
A much more delicate scoreline, if not the win, is what the visitors will be hoping for when they take on the home side Costa Rica in their opening clash of the group stages of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Estadio Nacional De Costa Rica Stadium on Monday.
The hosts will be welcoming the visitors on the back of a 1-0 win at home, against Jamaica. The home side will be also be enjoying home advantage in this particular fixture and will surely be cashing in on it to secure the win.
Apart from the recent 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Argentina, the visitors have actually lost just one of their last five away matches. Considering that, the away side does hold a certain possibility of causing an upset to the home side.
The home side, on the other hand, are sure to be confident of opening their campaign with a win and are more than likely to progress the group stage as table toppers.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Head to head (h2h)
The teams have met each other on five occasions.
Nicaragua have never registered a win against Costa Rica.
Costa Rica have always kept a clean sheet against Nicaragua.
Their last meeting ended in a stalemate at 0-0.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Prediction
With Costa Rica being one of the joint hosts for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the home side are most likely to kick start their campaign with a win against visitors Nicaragua on Monday. The home side have lost just one out of their last five home matches and look poised to extend their decent run of form.
The hosts have managed to score six goals in their last five home matches, and are certain to find the back of the net when they take on the visitors. The away side do not have any clean sheets in their last five matches either, so we can definitely bet on the home side taking the lead in the first half.
The hosts have managed two clean sheets in the last five home matches. Hence, the match on Monday is likely to end with a clean sheet and three points for the home side.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Betting tips
Half – time Result: Costa Rica @ 1.53
Correct Score: Costa Rica 2 Nicaragua 0 @ 5.50.