Mexico vs Costa Rica
Date: Friday, 12th October 2018
Kick-off at 2:30 UK/ 3:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Universitario (San Nicolás de los Garza).
After a splendid showing at the recent world cup, Mexico slumped to a bad patch of games. They will be hoping and are expected to put a stop to that and return to winning ways in this match against Costa Rica.
The players of Mexico, most of them from Europe’s top five leagues, are motivated and determined to win this match at any cost. The added home advantage will boost their chances of securing a win.
The Mexican management has called players like Hirving Lozano, Marco Fabian, Raul Jimenez, Diego Reyes etc for the game and fans are ecstatic. Nothing less of a win will be agreeable to the supporting crowd.
Costa Rica had a horrible showing at the world cup. Even after the tournament, their poor run has continued. A run of seven matches without a win, six of them losses has the guests scrambled for some sense of order and progress in their midst.
Their last two wins came against minnows Northern Ireland and Scotland. Disregarding those matches, they have had a run of 13 matches without a single win.
Mexico vs Costa Rica Head-to-head
- Costa Rica has just four wins in 33 matches against Mexico.
- Costa Rica are winless in their last seven away matches, six of them losses.
- In their last ten away matches, Costa Rica has just one win.
- In 21 away matches against Mexico, Costa Rica has just one win.
Mexico vs Costa Rica Predictions
Both teams will be careful not to concede goals after their recent slump in performances. The interim manager of Costa Rica has not yet found a stable starting eleven.
The only good thing going for them is goalkeeper Keylor Navas. But he might be facing his own share of problems as Real Madrid has replaced him with Thibaut Courtois as the main keeper. He’ll be out to prove a point to Perez and Co.
With a determined goalkeeper to beat Mexico might find it hard to put too many goals in the net. But still, with the likes of Lozano at disposal and home ground advantage, Mexico should be able to grind out a win.
Mexico vs Costa Rica Betting Tips
Mexico to win @ 6/7 (1.85)
Under 2.5 goals @ 7/11 (1.64).